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Adding friends from your contacts, and a work-around for a small glitch

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You can use the "find from my contacts" feature shown above to see all the people on reInsta that match people in your contacts. However, there is a small bug related to that in version 1.0, where reInsta doesn't ask permission to access your contacts on demand. The work-around is to use the invite friends screen to grant the permission (one time) as follows::

  1. On the reInsta home screen, tap the menu icon (upper right) then tap "find friends" then go into "invite friends"
  2. If it prompts for permission to access your contacts grant permission to the app (one time) 
  3. After granting the app permission to access your contacts, you can invite someone or just cancel out to get back to the main find friends screen
After doing the above (one time), from then on, simply tap the "from my contact list" option and it should show everybody that's on reInsta that is also in your phone contacts. This way you can add them all at once from one screen. As more people you know join reInsta, you will see them when you come back to this screen.

We will be putting out an update that fixes the contact list permission glitch in the next release. In the mean time, use the "invite friends" work-around described above.

Written by ReInstaDotCom

Feb 24, 2013

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Changing the Rules in the Middle of the Game?

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It brings people great satisfaction to be able to post a photo and have it instantly available for the world to see. After years of sharing our photos with the world, there is nothing more annoying than when the terms of service (TOS) suddenly change.

We have seen this with a number of services over the years. The most common is when they they claim that by uploading your photo to their service, you give them permission to sell your photos to third parties without any compensation to you! WHAT?!!! Who in their right mind would agree to this? What is most disturbing is that these changes often occur without the opportunity to opt out.

At reInsta, we have a very straightforward policy on content posted. We will never sell them! That is that:

We do not claim any intellectual property rights over the material you provide to the reInsta service. All material you upload remains yours. 

And it goes beyond a policy. You can choose to have your reInsta photos stored in a folder of your Dropbox, that you control. You can block reInsta from accessing your photos and when you leave, you still have all your photos in your Dropbox.

To conclude, don't let sites profit from your images. Read the TOS before you post your images to any site. Protect your rights.

Written by ReInstaDotCom

Feb 24, 2013

Get the reInsta "Bring Your Own Cloud Storage" photo sharing app on the Apple App Store

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The "Bring Your Own Cloud Storage" photo sharing app for smartphones.

Simple mobile-only social photo sharing where your photos are held in a data store controlled by you. Facebook not required.

reInsta App on iTunes

Written by ReInstaDotCom

Feb 23, 2013