Self-Hosted Instagram Alternatives

    Instagram is not available as a self-hosted solution but there are a few alternatives for power users and business that want to host a solution on-premise. The best Self-Hosted alternative is PixelFed, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't work for you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Instagram, but unfortunately only two of them are available as a self-hosted solution. If you can't find an alternative you can try to filter for web or SaaS options.

    This page was last updated Jun 4, 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  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 5 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 8 months ago

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      open source and no tracking
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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

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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.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Picfed is an image sharing platform, an ethical alternative to centralized platforms like Instagram. Federated, Ad-Free, No algorithms, No 3rd party analytics or tracking.
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