Instagram Responds to Policy Update Outlash, Won't Sell User Photos for Ads

Reverses course less than 24 hours following an outcry from users


Instagram, faced with thousands of angry users upset by news that the popular app would let advertisers pick and choose among user-posted photos for ads, reversed course and said late Tuesday it won't allow that.

The proposed change to the old-timey, photo-sharing service' privacy policy was announced Monday, with Instagram saying users had until Jan. 16 to voice their views. They didn't need that much time. It took way less than 24 hours.