According to the new policy, it seemed Instagram users didn’t really have ownership over their photos; rather, Facebook can make use of them in advertisements as it pleases, and even sell them to companies that wish to use them to promote themselves. Naturally, this caused an uproar among Instagram users, some of which, and this includes several of our own authors, even chose to uninstall Instagram completely. Following this backlash, Instagram has issued an update, where they pretty much take back everything they’ve said, claiming that the “language was confusing”.
To save you some reading, Instagram now says that users are the sole owners of their photos, and that there are “no plans” to use these photos in third-party ads. What they meant, or so they say, is that they plan on offering users the ability to promote their photos and accounts in order to get more followers. The new “Terms of Service” will be published soon, where the confusing language will be changed and/or removed. All this is happening only days after Instagram chose to remove support for Twitter timeline.
What do you think of the latest changes? Does it affect the way you use Instagram?
Source: Instagram Blog