Its December announcement of changes in its policies sparked an uproar among many Instagram’ers and communities, flooding Twitter with frustrations and disappointments, and of deleting accounts and moving on to other photo-sharing service, specifically due to that vague line about Instagram selling photos to advertisers, without compensating or having to ask the owners’ consent. Though Instagram’s co-founder Kevin Systrom was quick to counter the misinterpretation, clarifying some of the confusing statements and committing to change the language, sadly, its declining daily active users last month based on AppStats could only mean damage somehow has been done.
Here’s the complete Instagram Update email message with links:
You can read our blog post that highlights some of the key updates. And remember, these updates don’t change the fact that you own your photos that you post on Instagram, and our privacy controls work just as they did before.
The Instagram Team
Whether this update convinces users to make a comeback or quit Instagram altogether, we’ll just have to wait and see. As for IGersManila, we’ll continue keeping up with the good vibes!