Instagrammers on Android and iOS platforms now have a new filter to play around with, courtesy an update. The popular Facebook-owned photo sharing service Instagram has been updated for both, Android and iOS users. 

Instagram for Android

The newly updated app, among other things, features a new photo filter – Mayfair. Updated to version 3.4.0, the app is now available in 25 languages. Using the updated app, users can play with the new filter before sharing their Instagram photos on Facebook pages. In addition to that, the updated app comes with improved performance and bug fixes. To download the app, click here

Updated Instagram app comes with a new photo filter

Updated Instagram app comes with a new photo filter

Instagram for iOS

iOS users too have the Mayfair filter to play around with now. Like the Android version, Instagram for iOS too is available in 25 languages. Users can also share photos from any album using  the updated app. Interestingly, Instagram now comes with the Facebook iOS 6 integration. In addition to that, the updated app comes with improved performance and bug fixes. To download the app, click here

As per reports this morning, Instagram has backtracked on changes regarding its Terms of Service (ToS) that made it look like the photo sharing app will sell user-generated images. Co-founder Kevin Systrom announced in a blog post that they are reverting to the original version of the ToS that has been in effect since the service was launched in October 2010.

An apologetic Systrom wrote on the blog that he felt they had failed to communicate their intentions regarding the ToS clearly. He wrote that he understood that the main concern of the users were what Instagram’s possible advertising products could look like and how they would work.

“Going forward, rather than obtain permission from you to introduce possible advertising products we have not yet developed, we are going to take the time to complete our plans, and then come back to our users and explain how we would like for our advertising business to work,” Systrom wrote, announcing that Instagram was reverting back to the ToS in use ever since the service started in 2010.

Systrom emphasised yet again on the fact that Instagram has never intended to sell user-generated images. The updated ToS and privacy policy will go into effect on January 19, he said.

The new ToS that Instagram was proposing to bring into play on January 16 had users up in arms regarding their privacy. The language in the document made it look like Instagram would sell user generated images or use them in advertisements, leading many of them to shut their accounts owing to the widespread panic.

Systrom promptly released a blog post to clear the air, saying that Instagram had no intentions of selling user-generated content or to allow photos to be used in advertisements. “To be clear: it is not our intention to sell your photos. We are working on updated language in the terms to make sure this is clear,” Systrom said in the blog. He also emphasised that if a user’s account was private, only other users he approved of would be able to see the images.

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