(Closed) Sooo Instagram will be able to sell your photos

posted 6 years ago in Technology
Post # 3
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I read this earlier.  It looks like I’ll be deleting every picture I have posted then deleting/deactivating my account.  I hope they don’t already have the pictures saved in their database.  Luckily I only really post funny pictures or pictures of my spoiled dog.

Post # 4
4047 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I had just gotten an account when this happened. Poo. I’ve heard a lot of people are moving over to Flikr. I will have to check out their app and see how it is.

Post # 5
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve never used Instagram (I’ve never really cared for the filters) and now I am glad that I never did!

I’m interested to see if they will stand by this, it wouldn’t be the first time a company updated their TOS and received a public outcry, and then backpedalled back so they don’t lose customers.

Post # 6
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’m wondering if the backlash will make them reconsider. If not, I will close my account and delete everything. It’s just not worth it… especially since soon we’re talking about photos of our baby.

Post # 7
8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve never used instagram.

And the only photos that go on facebook are those I wouldn’t mind the world seeing. 

Absolutely anything that is on the web is there forever. Even if you delete, you have google delete it, it is STILL available to those who know how to find them.

Post # 8
4371 posts
Honey bee

Instagram just sent out a message that they’ll make an announcement soon. I think they’re getting scared over the backlash. 

Post # 9
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m sure no one will want regular people’s photos. The only people that should probably be nervous are the celebrities.

Post # 10
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

That makes me so angry. Guess I’m going to flickr

Post # 11
1578 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Country Club

I just clicked on the link to the article and it was deleted…weird.


If this happens, I’m going to be so angry.

Post # 13
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@m33:  You’d be surprised – many “stock” photos that advertising companies use come from facebook and similar sites. If a company wants a photo of a happy family for the poster of their new product, it might just be your photo of your perfectly ordinary family.

I’m glad to hear that they’re backing down on this – I wonder how long it’ll last for

Post # 14
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@BlondeBee:  Here is the link to a recent article I read on the matter.


There still seems to be a lot of unknown surrounding the use of user photos, so I’m not sure I’d still want to use Instagram after this. Luckily, I never got into it, but I have a lot of friends are LOVE Instagram, so I’ve been following the story somewhat.

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