We’re sure Instagram wants to completely forget December 2012 ever happened as news of its updated terms of service was met with a lot of angry users, many of which have left the service due to the proposed changes. Instagram then announced it would be going back to its original Terms of Service starting January 19, 2013, and it looks like they’re sticking to their word as they’re announcing today what will happen once January 19 comes around.

In a blog post, Instagram highlighted three key updates to its Terms of Services, which are expected to be effective on January 19th and not today:

Nothing has changed about your photos’ ownership or who can see them.

Our updated privacy policy helps Instagram function more easily as part of Facebook by being able to share info between the two groups. This means we can do things like fight spam more effectively, detect system and reliability problems more quickly, and build better features for everyone by understanding how Instagram is used.

Our updated terms of service help protect you, and prevent spam and abuse as we grow.

Instagram continues the blog post by promising its users it will attempt to do a better job of explaining to its users what it would like to do for their advertising business once the proper research has been done rather than obtain permission from users to introduce possible advertising products that have yet to be developed. In other words, they don’t want another December 2012 happening again.

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