Free Instagram Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Instagram is PixelFed, which is both free and 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 (Freemium), 500px (Freemium), Snapchat (Free Personal) and PicsArt (Freemium).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jun 4, 2021

    Platforms

    • iPhone
    • Android
    • Online
    • iPad
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows
    • Windows Phone
    • Mac
    • Blackberry
    • Kindle Fire
    • Google Chrome
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Linux
    • Windows S
    • PlayBook
    • Self-Hosted
    • Symbian S60
    • Windows Mobile
    • Blackberry 10
    • Chrome OS

    Features

    • Photo Sharing
    • Photo effects
    • Photo editing
    • Photographic filters
    • Share on twitter
    • Video Sharing
    • Image Sharing
    • Retouch photos
    • Video editing
    • Upload images
    • Photo Organization
    • Messaging
    • Privacy focused
    • Private gallery
    • Share Videos
    • Community based
    • Chat
    • IFTTT integration
    • Image Editing

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    • 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. View 137 alternatives to PixelFed
      Almost everyone thinks PixelFed is a great alternative to Instagram.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Cloudron
      PixelFed vs Instagram
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      Is opensource, decentralized and made by an awesome developer.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      Pixelfed has the very good point to be decentralized and at the same time federated with the other Pixelfed instances and even all the ActivityPub-powered services such as Mastodon, Funkwhale, Plume, Peertube, Pleroma…
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      08f20518 It is free from commercial control and does not have any ads.
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      0
      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 6 months ago

      0
      open source and no tracking
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      0
      it's decentralised and federated and isn't made by facebook
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
      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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
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    • Image and video hosting service. View 134 alternatives to Flickr
      Most users think Flickr is a great alternative to Instagram.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Google Chrome
      Flickr vs Instagram
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's better in every way. It has everything Instagram has and a lot more!
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

      -3


    • 500px lets you create stunning professional photo portfolios, find friends, express yourself and connect with likeminded people. View 90 alternatives to 500px
      Most users think 500px is a great alternative to Instagram.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • 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. View 94 alternatives to Snapchat
      Most users think Snapchat is a great alternative to Instagram.
      No screenshots yet
      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      Snapchat vs Instagram
      pros, cons and recent comments
      nicotate You can share photos with your friends.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      2
      Your privacy is more secure on Snapchat than Ig or Fb
      Positive comment 7 months ago

      -5
      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 over 1 year ago

      0
    • 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. View 127 alternatives to PicsArt
      Some users think PicsArt is a great alternative to Instagram, some don't.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire


    • Ello is a simple, beautiful, ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers. View 112 alternatives to Ello
      Most users think Ello is a great alternative to Instagram.
    • The beautiful, open source, and privacy-friendly alternative Instagram client for Android. View 53 alternatives to Barinsta
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Barinsta vs Instagram
      pros, cons and recent comments
      enricoce no tracking, opensource, safe
      Positive comment 2 months ago

      0
      Barinsta is a client for Instagram not an alternative to the Instagram Service.
      Negative comment 28 days ago

      0
    • 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. View 40 alternatives to Coub
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Apple Messages
    • 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. View 104 alternatives to VSCO
      This alternative is disputed. VSCO is still a legitimate alternative to Instagram, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Apple TV
      VSCO vs Instagram
      pros, cons and recent comments
      You can follow other users, create your own gallery etc just like Instagram.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      0
      Simpler interface, less feature bloat, fewer advertisements.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      -1
    • TikTok is a destination for short-form mobile videos. View 50 alternatives to TikTok
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