Instagram apologized to its users today, saying it will "remove" language from its legal terms that would have let it sell users' photos or use them in advertisements
In a blog post
this afternoon, Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said it's "our mistake that this language is confusing" and that the company is "working on updated language."
"Since making these changes, we've heard loud and clear that many users are confused and upset about what the changes mean," he wrote.
announced yesterday sparked a user revolt
unprecedented in its history -- and prompted competitors
to tout their own services as more user-protective. It came three months after Facebook completed
its acquisition of the popular photo-sharing service, which has over 100 million users, and follows recent efforts
by the social network to increase revenue.