Instagram Reverses Controversial User Agreement Changes
Published on: 21st Dec 2012
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Photo sharing service Instagram has done a complete reverse of the recent changes in its terms and conditions. Following an outcry earlier this week the company had said that it will revise them in light of the confusion they caused but the company has now decided to simply scrap the entire update.
Kevin Systrom co-founder, Instagram said that in recent days, "it became clear that we failed to fulfill what I consider one of our most important responsibilities - to communicate our intentions clearly."
As a result of the confusion, the company has reverted back to its terms and conditions that have been in place since October 2010.
He also reiterated that Instagram had no intention of selling its users photos, and never did. That was the core of the outrage, and when calmer heads prevailed, it was seen that the text was badly worded and implied that they might sell photos to advertisers.
Going forward, the company wont change terms to reflect possible future products, until such products have been developed and are ready for launch.