Other Apps Like Instagram That Are Just As Fun to Use

Instagram Alternatives You'll Be Sure to Love

Are you sick of Instagram yet? Love it or hate it, you have to admit that it's really blown up to become one of the most influential social networks of our time — so much so that other apps like Instagram want to ride the trend along with it.

If you’re just looking for something new to try out, have a look through the following list of apps that are just as visually appealing and intuitive as Instagram.

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Vine

Even though Instagram now supports videos, Vine is sort of like the quirkier, shorter version of Instagram for video. Owned by Twitter, it’s an app that allows you to film any combination of up to six-second intervals of video (and longer if you're a big influencer with a certain number of followers/loops). The result is a short, automatic looping video that can be shared with your friends who are also on Vine, or it can be directly embedded into Twitter.

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Path

Path
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Path is a social networking app designed only for mobile devices and only for connecting to the closets people in your life. Like Facebook, it’s not an open social network where you can connect with strangers, but it's meant to be much more intimate than Facebook. In addition to visual content like photos and videos, you can share other updates (like movies, books, your sleep time and more) while enjoying a beautifully simple layout that's free of much of the clutter you find on Facebook.

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Pinterest

Pinterest
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Pinterest isn’t just a place for women to plan their weddings and collect recipes or craft ideas. It’s quickly grown into one of the most popular image sharing platforms on the web, and you can find or share all sorts of great stuff there. Pinterest’s unique design is what draws so many users in, and with the Pinterest mobile apps, you can pretty much get the same great feel of Pinterest’s UI via the web. Easy and fun to use, you ca pin anything you want to any of your boards through the app.

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Tumblr

Tumblr
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Tumblr is much more than a blogging platform. It’s largely driven by image and GIF sharing, and with Tumblr’s native apps, sharing and interacting has never been more awesome. It’s comparable to Instagram, except you can post videos, GIFs, text posts, audio files, chats, quotes and links in addition to regular photos. Tumblr now even allows users to make their own GIFs out of videos on their devices.

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Flickr

Flickr
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Do people still use Flickr? Of course they do! In fact, the Flickr mobile apps have seen quite a few pretty sweet overhauls in recent times, complete with photo filters — making it eerily similar to Instagram. After Instagram had its big privacy policy kerfuffle, a lot of people switched to using Flickr and never went back. If taking photos with your phone are your thing, Flickr’s mobile apps could be worth checking out.

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Imgur

Imgur
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Imgur is practically the most popular free image hosting platform on the web, used by millions of people every day. You can use it to find funny photos, animated GIFs and videos that users have submitted and interacted with a lot to be pushed up in popularity. The mobile app is beautifully designed to show you the best content. You can also submit your own content and build your profile, similarly to any other social network.

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Shots

Shots
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The Justin Bieber-backed Shots app started out as an app just for posting selfies and has since evolved into an app made for posting funny stuff you find from around the web. The app has three main tabs: Funny, Friends and Upcoming. You can also use your own photos and videos to create something funny out of them by turning them into GIFs, adding filters and more. Like Facebook, Shots allows users to react to their friends' posts using emoji.

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Musical.ly

Musical.ly
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Musical.ly is sort of like Vine or Instagram for people who love music and aren't afraid to get creative with their lip syncing or dancing skills. Users can post a 15-second music video clip (either filmed through the app or uploaded) while using the app's built-in library of music to pick a song for lip syncing. Post your own mini music videos, follow other users who you want to see in your feed and try creating a duet for a collaborative post that merges two users' clips with the same song.

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We Heart It

We Heart It
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We Heart It is another popular image sharing platform similar to Imgur, but it's very feminine and includes lots of inspirational photos and quotes that appeal to young women. The layout is similar to Pinterest and you can use it to browse for photos to add to your collection. Create your "Canvas" (which is your profile) by uploading your own photos and tap the heart button on any photos you come across that you like to add them to your "Hearts" section.

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PHHHOTO

PHHHOTO
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Are you a fan of animated GIFs and super short, looping videos? PHHHOTO is a really cool app that allows its users to shoot their own imagery and turn them into moving pictures to share with the rest of the community. Edit your moving picture by changing the speed or applying a few effects and create your profile to showcase your best stuff. Follow others who post content that you love and see the best of what gets posted on the app by browsing through handpicked featured posts.