Some Instagram users are abandoning the service after the firm announced it was giving itself the right to sell people's photos to advertisers.
Unless users delete their Instagram accounts by a deadline of 16 January, they cannot opt out. The changes also mean Instagram can share information about
its users with Facebook, its parent company, as well as other affiliates and advertisers.
Instagram users were quick to take to social media such as Twitter to voice their concern - and in some cases their outrage.
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