List of Free Photo Sharing Apps Like Instagram for Android & iPhone

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What is Instagram?

Instagram is one of the photo sharing apps which are commonly known by anyone who owns a smartphone. It is free to download and has incredible tools such as unique filters and an option to post stories to followers or close friends for at least 24 hours.

Nevertheless, a part of you wants to try different apps that offer something different but has still some functions taken from Instagram.

Here is a List of Free Photo Sharing Apps That Function Like Instagram:



If you’re looking for an app like Instagram that also has the essential social media features, then you should check this out. You post, share, message and call someone through the app. You can also present your posts in a much simpler yet beautiful way with the app’s grid layout.


Twitter has editing capabilities that allow you to choose a different filter for each photo or put unique stickers on it. With only four pictures allowed in each tweet, you have to select the best ones that you want to include. If you want to increase your social media presence, this is the perfect app to start because a viral tweet that has a lot of retweets and likes will enable you to earn millions of followers from around the world overnight.


Founded in 2007, Tumblr is a micro-blogging app that requires you to make a profile in order to post photos, original artworks, GIF, text, and more types of media.  You can also follow other users, comment, message each other privately and re-blog posts from others.


Most Filipinos consider Facebook as one of the most popular social media platforms and some even have more than one accounts in order to segregate their work and personal profile. It also serves as a photo sharing app because you can use it to upload at least thirty (30) pictures for status or multiple pictures as album. You can edit the pictures and put stickers on it, control the privacy of your post, schedule when it will be uploaded and tag family and friends.


Snapchat allows users to share photos and videos to each other called “Snaps” depending on their chosen duration which can last from 10 seconds or more than a day. It can be taken from saved photos in your gallery or you can take new ones and choose from different filters available. It also has “Stories” which last for 24 hours that compile snaps depending on a user’s preference. Most adults use this app in order to share R-rated media and illustration.


Another popular photo sharing app which is only allowed to users 13 years of age and older is VSCO. Like Instagram, the app allows users to edit and add filters to photos before sharing them. Users can use the filters and save their photos without sharing them on the network if they prefer. But unlike most social media platforms, it does not have like or comment features.

Ellaiza Wapano