Facebook has banned Vintage Camera users from uploading their photos to the social networking site after ‘receiving negative feedback’.
The Vintage Camera app, which works on Apple devices, is developed by French development studio Presselite, which has over eight million users globally.
BBC said after Presselite appealed against the ban, Facebook sent the company an email saying: "We’ve checked out the circumstances of your app’s restriction, and we found that your app received strong negative feedback from users and their friends."
"Unfortunately, we will not be able to restore your app’s functionality," Facebook said.
Presselite co-founder Antoine Morcos said that Vintage Camera had received around one negative report per 1,000 images shared using the app, according to data provided by Facebook. "We don’t understand how Facebook could block the access to millions of users of the Vintage Camera application who want to share their photos on Facebook, only because of a few negative feedback reports," Morcos said.
"As you all know, Facebook has acquired the Instagram photo-sharing application, and we hope this acquisition is not influencing this kind of access limitation for other photo applications."