Photo-sharing phone app Instagram responded to the huge backlash on the internet Tuesday afternoon regarding an upcoming policy change.
The change was set to begin on Jan. 16, 2013.
Instagram released a statement Tuesday afternoon, telling users that their photos would NOT be used in ads.
In the statement, Instagram said the new policy was misunderstood and it was the company's mistake for making it confusing.
"To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you."