When Instagram came out, the growth was huge. It spread like wildflowers with unique filters and sharing with friends. Then Facebook bought them for a cool 1 billion and the users grew even more. Now they want to sell us out. What did we think?
This information was released from Kevin Systrom, co-founder of Instagram in a blog post on their site entitled, “Thank you and we are listening”
Advertising on Instagram: The initial language made it seem like they were going to sell your photos; this is not their intention. They are rewording and updating the language in the terms of service to make sure this is clearly written. There was also commotion about whether your photos can be part of an advertisement. Kevin reiterates in his statement that Instagram does not have plans for this, and they will remove the language that states as such.
Ownership Rights: Instagram users will own their content and Instagram will not claim any ownership rights over your photos.
Privacy Settings: In your account settings, if your photos are private, Instagram will only share your photos with the people you have selected and approved on your account.
So many of us enjoy Instagram and have set up library accounts to share all our photos. I will keep an eye on this development and update our blog with the new information.