Instagram 'terms of use' change: Company responds after major backlash

Photo-sharing phone app Instagram responded to the huge backlash on the internet Tuesday afternoon regarding an upcoming policy change.

According to USA Today, the new "Terms of Use" for the phone app meant your photos may have been used in future advertisements without any compensation, which sparked outrage on social media Tuesday morning.

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.

This was the line in the "Terms of Use" that initially upset Instagram users, according to USA Today:

"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."

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