Instagram may be close to having advertisements, and those ads might use your photos.
The Facebook-owned social network announced upcoming changes to its terms of service, and the most notable one says Instagram can let companies pay to use your photos as well as your name and other information for ads that would be displayed within Instagram.
"To help us deliver interesting paid or sponsored content or promotions, you agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your user name, likeness, photos (along with any associated metadata), and/or actions you take, in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you," Instagram says in the terms of service.
Currently, Instagram doesn't display ads but Facebook does, so in all likelihood, advertisements will eventually come to Instagram too.
When asked, Instagram did not specifically say ads are coming, but the service did not reject the idea either.