Are You Ready for the New Instagram Terms of Service

As every Instagrammer out there is aware of the debacle that wreaked havoc over users late last year when Instagram announced changes to their Terms of Service and its wording implied that Instagram was going to use our images to make money without giving us self-taught photographers compensation. Since then, Instagram has reneged on their decision to release a newer Terms of Service and instead as of tomorrow January 19 2013 their advertising section within the updated Terms of Service will revert back to the original agreement that was created the day Instagram launched in October of 2010.

This is great news for many Instgram users and may even have some returning after the initial announcement. Their decision is based on user feedback and since it was such a negative one they decided to listen and make the changes. However, the site Terms of Service is still updating so you want to be sure you check it thoroughly as the auto-upgrade will begin tomorrow and you will only have today to opt-out.

If you are an Instagram member already than you would have received an email from Instagram issuing their decision or if you are thinking about joining this photo-sharing site, it is ideal for you to learn what it is you are getting into, as it is important to know for any social site. Mindless signups are no longer ideal and using your voice to express your opinion is valid on social networks and like in this instance you certainly never know just how far the echo will go.

[Instagram image via dribbble]

Written by Erin Ryan
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