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Free Instagram Alternatives

The best free alternative to Instagram is Pixelfed, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Instagram and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Instagram are Flickr, 500px, Snapchat and Ello.

Instagram alternatives are mainly Social Networks but may also be Photo Sharing Apps or Image Hosting Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Instagram.
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  1. Pixelfed is an image sharing platform with focus on Privacy, Safety and Security, an ethical alternative to centralized platforms like Instagram.

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    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.

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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
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    xplosionmind

    It is decentralized and not owned by a corporation focused on profits.

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    08f20518

    It is free from commercial control and does not have any ads.

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    open source and no tracking

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    it's decentralised and federated and isn't made by facebook

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    marcrnt

    It is a privacy-focused version of Instagram. It's decentralised, so you can choose which provider you want or you can also host it on your own server, if that's your thing. It has a lot of the same features and it integrates into a bigger network of decentralised apps by using the ActivityPub protocol.

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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.
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    While Instagram is very much about influencer culture and promotion (and maximizing ad revenue), Flickr is still all about the photos. The ability to organize them into multiple galleries is a huge plus too.

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    It's better in every way. It has everything Instagram has and a lot more!

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    500px

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    500px lets you create stunning professional photo portfolios, find friends, express yourself and connect with likeminded people.

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    Most users think 500px is a great alternative to Instagram.
  4. Real-time picture chatting.

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    Most users think Snapchat is a great alternative to Instagram.
    nsde

    Snapchat is not very privacy-friendly.

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    Your privacy is more secure on Snapchat than Ig or Fb

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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.

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    nicotate

    You can share photos with your friends.

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    Ello

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    Ello is a simple, beautiful, ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers.

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    Most users think Ello is a great alternative to Instagram.


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    PicsArt

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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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    Bibliogram

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    Bibliogram is a website that takes data from Instagram 's public profile views and puts it into a friendlier page that loads faster, gives downloadable images, eliminates ads, generates RSS feeds, and doesn't urge you to sign up.

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    PixelDroid

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    PixelDroid is a Free and Open Source Android client for Pixelfed, the federated image sharing platform.

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    VSCO

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    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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    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.

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    Simpler interface, less feature bloat, fewer advertisements.

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    Vero

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    Vero is a social network for anyone who loves anything enough to share it – and wants control over who they share it with. Just like we do in real life.

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