Support KB Category: Privacy & Safety

API Terms of Use

Thank you for using the Instagram application programming interfaces (the “Instagram APIs”). By using the Instagram APIs, you agree to the terms below. If you disagree with any of these terms, Instagram does not grant you a license to use the Instagram APIs. We reserve the right to update and change these terms from …

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Terms of Use – Instagram

These Terms of Use are effective on January 19, 2013. To access our previous Terms of Use, please click here.By accessing or using the Instagram website, the Instagram service, or any applications (including mobile applications) made available by Instagram (together, the “Service”), however accessed, you agree to be bound by these terms of use (“Terms …

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Privacy Policy – Instagram

In September 2012, we announced that Instagram had been acquired by Facebook. We knew that by teaming up with Facebook, we could build a better Instagram for you. Since then, we’ve been collaborating with Facebook’s team on ways to do just that. As part of our new collaboration, we’ve learned that by being able …

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About Eating Disorders

What is an Eating Disorder?

Eating disorders–like anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder–can include extreme emotions, attitudes and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues.

What are some signs to look for if I think a friend may be suffering from an eating disorder?

We worked with the National Eating Disorder Association on the …

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Sharing Photos Safely

What should I do if someone is asking me to share a nude or sexual photo or video of myself on Instagram?

We worked with ConnectSafely.org on the following answer. For more information and advice please visit www.connectsafely.org/safety-tips/tips-to-prevent-sexting.

Sharing nude or sexual photos/videos is a violation of Instagram’s Community Guidelines, so the simplest …

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Regulated Goods and Services

Promoting the sale of regulated goods and services, including firearms

If your photos or videos are promoting the sale of regulated goods or services, including firearms, alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, and adult products, please ensure that you know and are following the law that applies to you.

Laws on regulated goods may differ …

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Other Types of Reports

Reporting a Deceased Person’s Account How do I report a deceased person’s account on Instagram?

If you see an account on Instagram that belongs to someone who’s passed away, you can report it to us for memorialization. If you’re an immediate family member of that person, you can request the account be removed from …

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Exploitation

Child Exploitation What should I do if I see images that sexually exploit children (ex: pornography) on Instagram?

Posting, sharing or downloading images that sexually exploit children for any reason can be criminal. We report all apparent child pornography to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

If you ever see this …

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Abuse & Spam

You can report inappropriate posts, comments or people that aren’t following our Community Guidelines orTerms of Use right when you see them by using our built-in reporting features.

Does Instagram prohibit spam?

Yes. In addition to not allowing people from using our service for illegal or unauthorized purposes, ourTerms specify that people can’t …

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Self-Harm

I’m worried about someone after seeing content they’ve shared about suicide or self-harm. What can I do?

If you or someone you know is in immediate physical danger related to suicide or an eating disorder, please contact 911 or local law enforcement for help. If the threat isn’t immediate, you should contact a family …

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