The photo-sharing site Instagram has said it is not the company’s intention to sell users' photos.

It comes after users of the website expressed concerns about new terms and conditions.

They included a statement saying: "You agree that a business or other entity may pay us to display your username, likeness, photos... in connection with paid or sponsored content or promotions, without any compensation to you.”

In a blog post, entitled 'Thank you, and we're listening', Instagram's co-founder Kevin Systrom said its intentions were interpreted by many that the company was going to sell people's photos to others without compensation.

The company said it is not true and it is their mistake that the language is confusing.

Instagram have said it is going to change specific parts of the proposed terms of service to make it more clear as to what will happen to people's photos.