Instagram Alternatives

    Instagram is described as 'fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your iPhone, choose a filter to transform the look and feel, send to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr – it’s all as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented' and is a well-known app in the Photos & Graphics category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Instagram for a variety of platforms, including iPhone, Android, Online / Web-based, iPad and Android Tablet. The best alternative is PixelFed, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Instagram are Flickr (Freemium), 500px (Freemium), Snapchat (Free Personal) and PicsArt (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Aug 23, 2021

    1. Pixelfed is an image sharing platform with focus on Privacy, Safety and Security, an ethical alternative to centralized platforms like Instagram. Federated, Ad-Free, No algorithms, No 3rd party analytics or tracking. Can run on your own server.
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      Almost everyone thinks PixelFed is a great alternative to Instagram.
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      Is opensource, decentralized and made by an awesome developer.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

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      Unlike Instagram, PixelFed is a federated social network, meaning that it can't be controlled by a single corporation. It is also OpenSource, licensed under the AGPL which means, that nobody is able to close down the code and commercialise it.
      Top positive comment  almost 3 years ago

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      ideawebsiteir PixelFed is a decentralized photo sharing network based on the ActivityPub protocol, the same one that Mastodon uses. For a lot of people divorced (or wanting to be) from Instagram over mental health concerns and issues like forced consent to post-GDPR terms, a decentralized social network like PixelFed sounds like an exciting and promising alternative.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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      08f20518 It is free from commercial control and does not have any ads.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      danievandermerwe Pixelfed has great features such as: * Federated so no lockin and won't be shut down by a Big Tech who loses interest.. * Can post from browser too. * Has disappearing Stories. * No algorithms or adverts inserted into home feed. * Can create Collections of posts. * Is open source. * see my short video overview of it at https://youtu.be/V3-pf4fm7FA
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      open source and no tracking
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      it's decentralised and federated and isn't made by facebook
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    2. Online social photo and short video sharing community. Flickr helps you organize that huge mass of photos you have and offers a way for you, your friends and family to tell stories about them.
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      Most users think Flickr is a great alternative to Instagram.
      It's better in every way. It has everything Instagram has and a lot more!
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      500px lets you create stunning professional photo portfolios, find friends, express yourself and connect with likeminded people. It was co-founded by Oleg Gutsol and Evgeny Tchebotarev on Halloween 2009 and 15 million users as of September 2018.
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      Most users think 500px is a great alternative to Instagram.
    3. Snapchat is the fastest way to share a moment with friends. You control how long your friends can view your message – simply set the timer up to ten seconds and send. They’ll have that long to view your message and then it disappears forever.
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      Snapchat vs Instagram opinions
      Most users think Snapchat is a great alternative to Instagram.
      nicotate You can share photos with your friends.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Your privacy is more secure on Snapchat than Ig or Fb
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      marcrnt If you just want the private chats and the stories, then Snapchat is basically a more private Instagram. On Snapchat you normally only have your real friends, not your followers, who you don't know. And because of that you can share more private things without them being basically public. Also the AR lenses of Snapchat are way better than the ones Instagram provides.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      With PicsArt, you can transform your photos into works of art using dynamic creative tools—all with the tip of your finger and all while being discovered by a global community of creatives.
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      Some users think PicsArt is a great alternative to Instagram, some don't.


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      Photobucket offers image hosting and free photo and video sharing. Images can be organized into albums. Up to 2GB is available as a free starting, the lowest paid plan give 52 GB plus many other plans
    4. Ello is a simple, beautiful, ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers. We originally built Ello as a private social network. Over time, so many people wanted to join Ello that we built a public version of Ello for everyone to use.
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      Most users think Ello is a great alternative to Instagram.
    5. For creators, by creators, the VSCO app helps you reach your creative potential within a community that values honest and imaginative expression above all else.
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      VSCO vs Instagram opinions
      This alternative is disputed. VSCO is still a legitimate alternative to Instagram, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      You can follow other users, create your own gallery etc just like Instagram.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      Simpler interface, less feature bloat, fewer advertisements.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Coub is YouTube for video loops. You can take any video, trim the best part, combine with other videos, add soundtrack. It might be a funny scene, movie quote, animation, meme or a mashup of multiple sources.
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    6. TikTok is a short-video social platform powered by music. Designed for the new generation of creators, TikTok allows users to quickly and easily create unique short videos to share with friends and the world.
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