Instagram has sent a helpful e-mail to users, reminding them that its new policies go into effect this week.
The reminder, which didn't contain any new information but was likely meant to calm users, comes only a few hours before parent company Facebook kicks off a mysterious press event at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters.It's unclear what Facebook will unveil, but speculation has included a phone, a search engine, or a new version of the mobile News feed, among other possibilities. Timing of the Instagram e-mail is curious, but it doesn't necessarily mean the two are related.
However, Instagram backtracked in late December, with founder and CEO Kevin Systrom announcing that the terms would revert to the version in place since the service launched in 2010.
The company today said it wanted to remind users about the policy changes that take into account the feedback Instagram received.
Here's the full message:
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