You can read our blog post that highlights some of the key updates. And remember, these updates don't change the fact that you own your photos that you post on Instagram, and our privacy controls work just as they did before.
The Instagram Team
The changes caused some controversy among users when Instagram first unveiled them in December 2012. Some users threatened to quit the service entirely, specifically in response to one clause that seemed to allow Instagram the ability to repurpose users' photos, comments and other content in and for advertising. After several days of protest, Instagram removed that clause, but still vowed to go ahead with other changes that will allow it and parent company Facebook new ways to advertise and monetize user content on the service. Facebook announced it was acquiring Instagram in April 2012 at a deal then valued at $1 billion in cash and stock.