As promised, Instagram has announced that its user agreement will revert to its previous version starting January 19. The move comes after a public outcry last December over revised terms that insinuated user images could be pulled into advertising without consent or compensation.
Originally, the changes were supposed to go live on January 16, but emails went out today publicizing a January 19th rollout. Instagram blogged a few tentpoles on the new/old version that will be going into effect:
Nothing has changed about your photos’ ownership or who can see them.
Our updated terms of service help protect you, and prevent spam and abuse as we grow.
Adds the company: “Going forward, rather than obtain permission from you to introduce possible advertising products we have not yet developed, we are going to take the time to complete our plans, and then come back to our users and explain how we would like for our advertising business to work.”