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Self-Hosted Instagram Alternatives

Instagram is not available as a self-hosted solution but there is one alternative 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 one of them is available as a self-hosted solution. If you can't find an alternative you can try to remove all filters.

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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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    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.

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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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