Update: Instagram does not want to sell your pictures

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Many Instagram users were upset by the policy change and blamed Facebook for ruining Instagram

It took less than 24 hours for Instagram to post a new update on its privacy policy and deny having rights to sell our photos without our permission. The new Instagram rules aren’t set to go into effect before January 16 but a lot of people have already deleted their Instagram accounts after yesterday’s announcement.

Personally, I didn’t like the idea that Instagram would be able to use my pictures and sell them without my permission, not because I am a photographer or anything, but out of principle. However, I thought I should hold a bit before opting out of Instagram and see if they clarify this new privacy policy, which they did.

PS: My Instagram account is [LeNajib]

One thought on “Update: Instagram does not want to sell your pictures

  1. @mallydobb

    But its still lawyer speak for, “We still might”. From what I’ve read they said they had no *intention*, which doesn’t mean they won’t consider this in the future. Also to consider is that while they don’t claim to own your images they still hold the option to use them as they want and to grant others to do so. Check their wording carefully.

    I abandoned the Instagram ship yesterday, partially due to not using it much but also because I don’t trust them anymore. Facebook is in my cross-hairs next…


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