Instagram says it now has the right to sell your photos? infamous policy update is being revised | Instagram Policy Outcry | Breaking News

Instagram’s IP Policy change goes into effect Jan 16 and is causing a serious disrupt in the social media space. Some Instagram users are now threatening to remove all their photos and delete their accounts. All this started when articles started going viral on various social media platforms including twitter and facebook tuesday morning. the hashtag   #BoycottInstagram  is starting to trend today.


Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom said “legal documents are easy to misinterpret.”

“Our intention in updating the terms was to communicate that we’d like to experiment with innovative advertising that feels appropriate on Instagram,” Systrom said. “Instead it was interpreted by many that we were going to sell your photos to others without any compensation. This is not true and it is our mistake that this language is confusing. To be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos.”

Systrom added that the company is updating the policy’s language to clarify the confusion. Instagram is also removing the section about incorporating users’ photos into ads, because “we do not have plans for anything like this,” he said.

Systrom also walked back any claim over photo ownership on the company’s behalf. He said listening to user feedback was one reason why the policy changes weren’t scheduled to go into effect until January 16.


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