The main cause of mass backlash from the users is the proposal of new terms and conditions that suggested that Instagram could sell images uploaded to the advertisers. This intention has been denied by Instagram but that being said, the photo-sharing network has gone back to its original terms and conditions.
In accordance to unofficial sources, statistics reveal that there was no noteworthy drop in active users and influence on the popularity of Instagram is minimal. The figures are impressive considering there was a widespread boycott campaign against Instagram and in favor of services such as Flickr or Starmatic.
Instagram is owned by Facebook and the photo-sharing network has been “genuinely shaken” by the adverse response received after the policy change proposals were made public on Tuesday.
On Friday, co-founder of Instagram, Kevin Systrom announced the retreat of the change in a blog post.