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Instapaper is no longer part of Pinterest

Instapaper is going independent. Recently Instapaper announced in its blog post – “Pinterest has entered into an agreement to transfer ownership of Instapaper to Instant Paper Inc., a new company owned and operated by the same people who’ve been working on Instapaper since it was sold to betaworks by Marco Arment in 2013.” Pinterest acquired Instapaper in 2016. Instapaper is a read-it-later app that saves articles and web pages for people to read offline on tablets, phones, e-readers and other devices. Nothing much is changing in the app apart from the new ownership.

The blog post of Instapaper also stated – “The ownership transfer will occur after a 21 day waiting period designed to give our users fair notice about the change of control with respect to their personal information.” Pinterest will transfer all user data to Instant Paper on August 6. In case, if you want to delete your data, you can do so by sending an email to – support@help.instapaper.com 

While no specific reason was given for the transfer of ownership. Instapaper’s collaboration with Pinterest lasted 2 years. Instapaper team thanked Pinterest by saying – “We want to express our deepest gratitude to Pinterest for being such great stewards of the product over the past two years. With their support, we rebuilt search, introduced an extension for Firefox, made a variety of optimizations for the latest mobile operating systems and more.”

Before Pinterest’s collaboration, Instapaper was acquired by New York startup studio Betaworks. Now, Instapaper is going independent. Moreover, the Instapaper services are still unavailable in Europe due to new (General Data Protection Regulation) GDPR rules. Instapaper platform’s privacy policy isn’t compliant with GDPR rules. The team also announced its unavailability of services in Europe in the May month of this year. Instapaper also confirmed in Twitter that GDPR-compliance is still a goal. We hope that Instapaper’s future will be now more secured due to independence.

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Instapaper is an online bookmarking app. Instapaper for iPhone and iPad is a free app on the App Store. If you have anything to share, let us know in the comment box.

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