Top 10 Instagram Alternatives (Similar Image-sharing Apps)


Are you finding it hard to use Instagram? Well, you aren’t the only one experiencing these issues with the image-sharing app. The good news is that you can get alternative apps to use for the same tasks that Instagram helps execute.

Whether you are looking for a community that allows you to view peoples photos or one that you can upload yours, you have so many alternatives that you can try out.

  1. VSCO

This is a group of experts that come together from all over the world to come and share what they do. The platform is meant for those that have an interest in photography, and it attracts a lot of photographers that are working at high levels.

You can take images and edit them in the app, with a lot of filters on offer. People can follow you and like your images and republish them.

The unique thing about the app is that the number of followers that you get is hidden from you, so it makes it fair for everyone.

App works on both iOS and android platforms.

  1. Ello

This is a free app that is all about the artists that can use it rather than the money you plan on getting out of the app. The feed that nags you on Instagram isn’t present on this app, instead you it is chronological.

The app allows you to post more than images – you can post text and videos as well in any ratio. You also have no limit to the story.

You can access more than 40 curated categories to browse through.

  1. Facebook

We cannot complete this list without talking about Facebook. Using the app allows you to add images, share them and tag people in them. You might decide to share the images with everyone in your profile or only a few of your friends or you can decide to make them private.

Of late Facebook has introduced the story feature, which is nearly identical to the Instagram Stories.

The app has recently added a marketplace feature where you get to view, buy and sell commodities.

The app is very easy to use and connects you to people around the world.

  1. Twitter

screen shot 2015 12 03 at 22820 pmpng 300x255 9830072This is also a popular alternative to Instagram especially when it comes to connecting you to people and sharing of content. The site makes use of short messages that are called tweets.

You can follow other people and view their content and share it as well, and you can also post images on the site and share it with your friends.

The platform gives you a lot of filters that are also available on Instagram. The Twitter app comes with a built in editor for images.

  1. Snapchat

This is an awesome alternative to Instagram. The app is a multimedia messaging app that lets you take pictures and share them on both iOS and android platforms.

You can control the privacy of your images by setting the duration of the chat visibility. The chats that you share (videos and images) disappear after a short while, making it very private.

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The app gives you a set of filters that make it easy to edit and share images. The app tells you when someone takes a screenshot of the conversation.

  1. Diaspora

This is a nonprofit app that works like Instagram. You get to post your status, share it with your friends, post images and see what other people say about them. You get to comment on other peoples’ images and see the reaction to your content.

The privacy of the content is secured, and your information won’t be sold to advertisers. The app is flexible and gives you a lot of options to use when communicating with other members. However, the app hasn’t received many users like the other platforms.

  1. Vero

This is the next thing on the image-sharing platforms. Launched in 2015, the app gives you the experience of social networking without the nagging issue of ads. Due to the popularity, the app creators made it free for life for several more months.

The app doesn’t use any algorithm; therefore the posts are in chronological order. It is available for both iOS and android platforms. However, the app doesn’t guarantee any privacy for the images you upload.

  1. Flickr

Flickr has undergone a lot of changes over the past few years, but it still stands out as the ultimate alternative for Instagram. This is true considering it is a great way to add, edit and share images when you are on the move.

Using Flickr, you can shoot, upload, edit and then geotag your images.  The interface is intuitive and easy to use, and you can add several filters to the images as well as captions. After editing the images you cans hare them to Twitter, Facebook via email or Tumblr.

  1. Streamzoo

Take an ordinary image sharing app and add some gaming element and you have Streamzoo! You can follow streams using hashtags, and as the user becomes more popular, he can compete with other users. Competing earns you badges in various categories.

You get to invite people and share images with them privately. You also get the chance to share the images to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Tumblr.

  1. Tumblr

This is another free social networking app like Instagram. The best feature about the app is its microblogging feature.

The use is simple – you can create short content and then members can post content such as links, images, text and videos. The app is available for both iOS and android platforms and also accessible on Windows and Mac.

The app comes with a dashboard that lets you search in blogs, follow users or just check them out.


When it comes to image sharing, you need an app that gives you a lot of options and tools to give you what you need to leave an impression. Instagram is a popular app, but if you feel like you need something more, check out the apps in this article to enjoy a little bit more.

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