20 December 2012

Instagram Reverts To Original Terms Of Use, Won’t Be Selling Users’ Photos

Instagram has reverted to its original terms of use, making changes based on user feedback.

The popular photo-sharing app initially introduced its plans for a new terms of service on Monday—stating that they had the right to sell users’ photos without payment or notification.

Users reacted negatively to the terms—threatening to boycott the service and delete their accounts if the terms were not amended.

Instagram’s co-founder Kevin Systrom tried to clarify the changes on Tuesday—stating that the company will not be selling users’ photos—however, many users and influential societies continued to express their displeasure.

Earlier today, Systrom posted a new blog post to explain the company’s latest ‘new’ Terms of Use.

Systorm writes:

“Because of the feedback we have heard from you, we are reverting this advertising section to the original version that has been in effect since we launched the service in October 2010. You can see the updated terms here.”

He also added that instead of trying to “obtain permission from you to introduce possible advertising products we have not yet developed,” the company would focus on completing its plans first before going back to their users to explain how they would like their advertising business to work.

What do you think of Instagram ‘new’ Terms of Use? Has Instagram finally made peace with its users?

[via Instagram]