Personally I had my doubts that this is was what Instagram ever intended in the first place, but I seemed to be the only one. I got asked multiple times if I was deleting my Instagram account, if I was going to stop posting pictures, and what I thought of the whole situation… Well let me tell you something first, in case you stop reading this, the creator of Instagram has come out publicly and stated that it is not there intention to sell your photos, and that it was their fault for wording the new TOS the way they did. Now I’m not sure if they are just flip-flopping on their plans due to the outrage, but either way, Instagram isn’t going to sell your photos to advertisers the way you think they are. You retain the rights to all of your photos posted on Instagram, so no worries there. Instagram is still a great platform to promote your business. And if you’re looking for a way to boost your popularity on Instagram, you can Buy followers quickly with Upleap.
So as of today, you’re Instagram account is fine, nothing at all has changed, and nothing will change until Mid-January. Even at that point, the things you think will change, aren’t going to. You’ll still own the rights to all your photos, Instagram will not be selling them to advertisers… none of the stuff people were bitching about yesterday will happen. The only thing that will happen is Instagram will be monetized in some way, but it won’t be through the selling of your photographs.
If you would have taken 5-minutes to at least look into the situation you would have seen that nothing is set in stone until January, so there would have been no reason for you to delete your account already. I bet 90% of the people out there would never have known the ToS changed had their uninformed friends not reposted/retweeted things on social media. I guess that’s just the way the world works these days.
Take a second to read the full blog post over at Instagram and see exactly what isn’t going to happen to your pictures come Mid-January.