Instagram, the popular mobile photo-sharing service now owned by Facebook, said Tuesday that it will remove language from its new terms of service suggesting that users' photos could appear in advertisements. The language in question had appeared in updated policies announced Monday and scheduled to take effect Jan. 16. After an outcry on social media and privacy rights blogs, the company clarified that it has no plans to put users' photos in ads.
Facebook just took a giant leap into local search. The world's largest social network has updated the "Nearby" feature in its iOS and Android applications. The update makes it easier for users to discover places that their friends "like" while on the go. To use the feature, users simply need to tap the Nearby tab on the vertical menu bar. The feature will then display local spots that friends have recommended, checked into or liked. Moreover, users can also filter results by categories, such as restaurants, hotels or shopping.