Instagram Terms of Use

Read our summary of Instagram's Terms of Use.


  • Instagram provides personalized content and experiences.
  • Your data may be shared with other Meta Companies for a consistent experience.
  • Instagram collects and uses your information, which may include data sharing for ads.
  • Instagram fosters a positive, inclusive, and safe environment with resources and support.
  • Instagram may remove content or disable your account if terms are violated.
  • You retain ownership of your content, but grant Instagram a license to use it.
  • You must be at least 13 years old to use Instagram.
  • Instagram can change your username if necessary.
  • Instagram uses AI and machine learning to improve service and personalize content.
  • You cannot use Instagram for anything illegal, misleading, or fraudulent.
  • You can control your information through Instagram's privacy settings.
  • You can interact with brands and see ads relevant to your interests.
  • Instagram has the right to download and install updates to the Service on your device.
  • Instagram uses research and innovation to enhance the Service.
  • Instagram's service is funded by showing ads instead of user fees.
  • Content removal may take up to 90 days after initiating deletion.
  • You can delete your account or content, with certain timeframes for the process.
  • Instagram retains additional rights, such as modifying or terminating the Service.
  • Disputes as a consumer can be resolved in your local jurisdiction.
  • Instagram may use feedback without obligation to compensate you.

Things to watch out for

  • Instagram can use your content with a non-exclusive, royalty-free license.
  • Instagram can remove content or disable your account if terms are violated.
  • Instagram can change its terms and policies with notice, and continued use binds you to new terms.
  • Disputes related to business or commercial use must be resolved in California courts.

AI recommendations

When using Instagram, it's important to be aware of the extensive data collection and usage policies, especially as they pertain to personalized ads and content. Be cautious about the content you post, as Instagram has broad rights to use your content within their services. Additionally, understand that your account and content can be subject to removal if you violate the terms, and this process may not be immediate. If privacy is a major concern for you, regularly review your privacy settings and consider the implications of data sharing among Meta Company Products.


What happens to my content if I post it on Instagram?

You retain ownership, but grant Instagram a license to use, distribute, and modify your content.

Can Instagram remove my content or disable my account?

Yes, Instagram can take these actions if they believe you've violated their Terms or policies.

How are disputes handled?

Consumer disputes can be resolved in your local courts, but business disputes must be resolved in California courts.

(Last updated: 16th December, 2023)

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