7 Free Online Photo Sharing Apps for Android

If you're an Android user who loves photography, you need these apps

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Social networking and photography go together like peanut butter and jelly, wouldn't you agree?

These days, there are so many Android smartphones that come equipped with cameras that are powerful enough to capture some seriously professional-looking shots. You'd be crazy to not want to share them with your friends online.

Here are just a handful of best Android-friendly social photo sharing apps that allow you to do just that. You might already be using some of them!

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Instagram: Easily Share Photos Collections and Short Videos With Friends

Two screenshots of the Instagram app on Android.
The Instagram app on Android.

What We Like

  • Massive user base.

  • Tons of filters.

  • Several useful editing functions.

  • Share multiple images at once.

  • Post to other social media sites, too.

What We Don't Like

  • Editing and filtering options are not available for private messages.

You had to know that Instagram was going to be on the list, didn't you? The popular photo sharing app that was originally built just for the iPhone has come a long way since its early days.

Your friends are already most likely on it and it's arguably one of the easiest, fastest and most enjoyable apps to be using. You can use it to edit your photos, choose from a variety of filters to apply to them, tag a location to them, tag friends in them and even post in portrait or landscape orientation. 

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Flickr: Create Stunning Albums to Organize All Your Photos

Two screenshots of the Flickr app on Android.
The Instagram app on Android.

What We Like

  • Lots of free online storage.

  • Easy to use.

  • Share single images or whole albums by URL.

  • Upload privately or publicly.

  • Auto-upload all your pictures.

  • Several filters.

What We Don't Like

  • Dull user interface.

Flickr was the original social network for photography lovers that reigned long before Instagram blew up. These days, it's still a wildly popular platform people use to create, store and share albums of their own photos. Every account comes with 1 TB of free space.

The Flickr Android app is absolutely stunning, giving you full control over your photo editing and organization. Don't be shy to start exploring the community side of the app too, where you can browse through other users' albums to discover new photos and interact with them like a real social network.

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Moments: Share and Enjoy Facebook Photo Albums All in One Place

Two screenshots of the Moments app on Android.
The Moments app on Android.

What We Like

  • Easy login with Facebook.

  • Simple design.

  • Automatic suggestions based on face data.

  • Straightforward options.

  • Several customizable settings.

What We Don't Like

  • Sometimes crashes.

Moments is Facebook's very own dedicated photo sharing app and is one of the many standalone apps that you can use for a specific purpose. This app in particular is useful for sharing copies of photos with friends that you took using your own device, and vice versa.

The app basically groups your photos based on who's in them and when they were taken. With a single tap, you can send them to the right people who want them too. You also have options to share everything you share or receive from friends directly to Facebook.

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Google Photos: Automatically Back Up All Your Photos (And Share Them)

Two screenshots of the Google Photos app on Android.
The Google Photos app on Android.

What We Like

  • Unlimited storage for some photos.

  • Auto-suggests who to share images with.

  • Share entire albums at once.

  • Upload photos automatically.

  • Send images directly to another user's account.

  • Groups photos by face.

  • Amazing searching abilities.

  • Auto-share some or all images.

  • Chromecast compatible.

What We Don't Like

  • Auto-upload doesn't always work as advertised.

Google Photos is more of a powerful backup, storage, and organization platform than a social network, but it still offers some great sharing options. You can take advantage of shared albums with other users so everyone can access and share the photos they took (similar to how the Moments app works) and you can instantly share up to 1,500 photos with anyone, no matter what device they're using.

Besides photo sharing, Google also offers users some powerful editing options not just for photos, but for videos, too! Google Photos is one of the most popular choices for making automatic backups of photos and videos taken via mobile device, eliminating worries about running out of space.

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EyeEm: Show Off Your Photography Skills And Make Some Cash Too

Two screenshots of the EyeEm app for Android.
The EyeEm app for Android.

What We Like

  • Potentially earn extra cash.

  • Follow other users.

  • Common and unique editing options.

  • Elegant design.

  • Quick signup options.

What We Don't Like

  • Too easy for images to be rejected from the market.

EyeEm is sort of like Instagram for people who are really serious about capturing beautiful photographs. The EyeEm community includes millions of photographers who use the app to share their best works and gain exposure.

If you're a photographer looking to get noticed, EyeEm is the place to be. New and emerging photographers are featured and promoted on a daily basis, and you can even make some money by licensing your photos on the EyeEm Market or other marketplaces like Getty Images.

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Imgur: Indulge in Your Love for Great Memes and GIFs

Two screenshots of the Imgur app for Android.
The Imgur app for Android.

What We Like

  • Per-image privacy settings: public or private.

  • Users can leave comments.

  • Share in PM, by URL, or in other apps.

  • Find new public images every day.

  • Follow entire categories of image types.

What We Don't Like

  • It can be confusing to use.

  • Uploaded images don't always show up right away.

Imgur is one of the best and most popular free image sharing platforms on the internet. This app is dominated by silly memes, screenshots, animated GIFs and more fun stuff from the community that will keep you entertained for hours.

With a slick and easy to use layout, the Imgur app looks like a bit like a cross between Pinterest and Instagram. You can go ahead and upload your own photos to be showcased on your profile and use the home feed to browse staff picks, what's popular, awesome stuff, storytime pics and so much more.

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Foap: Sell Your Photos to Brands for a Nice Little Side Gig

Two screenshots of the Foap app for Android.
The Foap app for Android.

What We Like

  • Make money selling photos.

  • Keep tabs on what other users are uploading.

  • Complete special missions for rewards.

  • PayPal cashout.

What We Don't Like

  • Shows ads.

Lastly, if you're someone who's really proud of your photos, you may want to consider selling them on Foap — a huge photography marketplace for buyers and sellers. You can create your own portfolio and start attracting buyers who are actively looking to pay photographers to use their photos.

Foap also has a nifty feature called missions, which are photography contests for big brands that pay the winners hundreds of dollars for their submissions. The app is also perfect just to browse and look for a bit of inspiration by exploring other users' profiles and following them to see more of what they post.