10 Other Apps Like Instagram That Are Just As Fun to Use

Instagram alternatives you'll want to start using right away

Instagram
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Looking for something different from Instagram? Whether you love Instagram or hate it, there's no denying that this little app has really blown up to become one of the most influential social networks of our time.

Other apps like Instagram can offer a refreshing change. These are apps that have rolled some of Instagram's best features into their own, but have a totally unique feel to them.

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 community driven as Instagram.

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Retrica

Retrica
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Like Instagram, Retrica is both a social network and a platform for photos and videos. Unlike Instagram, however, Retrica can support GIF image formats and the opportunity to create your own GIFs from a collage of photos or from a video.

With Retrica, you get all the stuff you love from Instagram plus more. From fun filters and editing effects to stickers and stamps, this app is designed to help you express yourself as creatively as you want—all while meeting and connecting with people in the community who are there to do the same!

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Flipagram

Flipagram
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Instagram won't let you import any music or sound effects into your videos, but Flipagram will! This is the app you'll want to try if you want to create fun videos and photo slideshows with your favorite popular or classic song playing in the background.

Flipagram is also a social network, so you can follow other talented users, view their videos or slideshows to get inspired, have your posts featured and participate in fun challenges that get your creative juices flowing. Music clips come from the app, so you don't have to have the perfect song in your device's music library to import it first!

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Snapchat

Snapchat
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Okay, so we had to mention Snapchat here since it comes pretty close to Instagram in terms of popularity and functionality—especially as both fight for being the best choice for users to share their stories.

Just snap a photo or film a short video to share as a story with your friends on Snapchat, and it will automatically be deleted within 24 hours. If you like the idea of impermanent posts, then Snapchat might just be the app for you since all photos and videos you post there—whether through messaging or stories—will eventually disappear.

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Path

Path
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Path is a social networking app designed only for connecting to the closest people in your life—not for networking with thousands of strangers or for staying in touch with hundreds of old friends and new acquaintances.

It brings the best of both Instagram and Facebook together into one beautiful app for sharing everything from photos and videos, to music and books. And if you ever find yourself overwhelmed with too many friends on Path, you can take advantage of the convenient "Inner Circle" feature to bring you back to your connections with those you care about most.

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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 its content is very feminine, primarily made of inspirational photos and quotes that appeal to young women. Instagrammers who love inspirational content might really love this app not just for the content but for connecting to very positive and inspirational users in the community too.

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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Pinterest

Pinterest
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Pinterest isn’t just a place for people to plan their weddings and collect recipes or craft ideas. In fact, if you love the visual appeal of Instagram, Pinterest is going to have you going gaga over its super slick and eye-catching platform!

One thing Pinterest offers that Instagram does is the ability to "repin" or save pins from other users. Pins can also link out to other web pages so you can click on them to get more information from the image that was pinned.

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Tumblr

Tumblr
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You might know Tumblr as a popular blogging platform that's largely driven by image and GIF sharing. In addition to photo and video posts, you can create text posts, audio posts, chats, photosets and more as you follow other Tumblr users and even "reblog" their posts to your own Tumblr blog.

Tumblr is one of the most versatile social networks out there, and its mobile apps make it easier and more fun than ever to post and interact with the community. You can post practically any type of content you want and even design your layout to appear like a real blog when viewed on the web from a browser.

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Flickr

Flickr
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Wondering if people still use Flickr? They certainly do! In fact, the Flickr mobile apps have undergone some pretty impressive overhauls in recent times, complete with photo filters, editing effects and a slick feed—making it eerily similar to Instagram (but perhaps even better).

Soon after Instagram had a big privacy policy kerfuffle back in 2012, a lot of people rediscovered Flickr, switched to it and never went back because it turned out to be that good. If taking photos with your phone are your thing, but Instagram just isn't doing it for you anymore, 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, somewhat similar to Instagram. You can also submit your own content and build your profile, similarly to any other social network.

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Musical.ly

Musical.ly
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Musical.ly is comparable to Flipagram since it was designed for people who love music and aren't afraid to get creative with their lip syncing or dancing skills.

Users can post a short 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.