Even if Instagram is the mobile photography social network of the momentWithout a doubt, the truth is that there are other options out there. Other networks where you can share your creations, whether they are photographs or videos. Applications of all kinds, some newer, others with us for years, and even before the rise of smartphones.
It is true that each of them has its own peculiarities. We have VSCO, for example, whose social network is hidden behind a powerful photo editor with very marked and recognizable preset styles. Or the recent Dispo, with the particularity of forcing us to wait and see how our takes were. Let’s see what alternatives to Instagram we can meet today, in case we want to run away or duplicate posts in order to multiply our audience.
We said that some of the alternatives to Instagram had a lot with us, and an example of this is Flickr. Which was at the time the first option for many photographers when it comes to storing and viewing photos online it is still in circulation and has a free profile which still allows for many downloads.
Of course, Flickr has a powerful social profile this allows us to follow other users, comment on their photos and bookmark them for viewing whenever we want. Likewise, others can do the same with ours. Flickr is still alive and if you didn’t know you might be able to give it a try.
500px managed to become a whole reference for professional photographers, although it is also perfectly accessible to photography enthusiasts. As in the case of Flickr, it also serves both as an exhibitor of our creations (in this case only photographs) and to create social contacts and to interact with them.
500px has a mobile application, so that we can post directly from our phone if we don’t want to wait to be in front of a personal computer. Another great alternative to Instagram despite a less difficult situation, perhaps because it is not so closely associated with the world of mobile phones.
We said at the start that VSCO was a curious alternative and it is. We have VSCO as a photo editor with very characteristic styles and which looks more like Photoshop or Snapseed in that sense. However, behind this editor hides a social network which is used less than it should be.
At VSCO, we can upload photos and videos and share them with other platform users. Despite a slightly more professional approach, VSCO is open to everyone and is completely free, though there is preconfigurations editions reserved for paying users only. As with Flick or 500px, this is an option to consider when trying and exploring its possibilities.
At EyeEm, we find ourselves with a curious duality. On the one hand, we have a catalog of photographs to be able to authorize if we want to print them for ourselves or use them for advertising and other purposes. On the other, we have a social network be able to download our creations and share them with other users.
It is, so to speak, an Instagram in which we can also sell our photographs. Another interesting social network option to share our photos, join your community and, why not, maybe earn some money if this photograph is particularly good for us.
Vero is one of those social networks that was born with strength and then left a bit behind. However, it is still in full swing and functions as a interesting alternative to both Instagram and Twitter, because we can share other content other than photographic ones, in addition to the text only if that’s what we want.
One of the qualities of Vero is that it promises not to sell our data and remains an open access social network. It is not as popular as some of its competition, but in Vero we can share videos and photos without any problem, and forging our community there.
Dispo is one of the latest to arrive and is perhaps the most curious on this list of Instagram alternatives that we are offering now. It is an image capture application which forces us to wait for the next day to see how they left us, as if we were reliving in the world of analog photography in which reels were taken to develop. A world that continues to exist, but cornered by the digital cyclone.
For the time being, Avail is only available for iOS users but maybe we’ll see it hit the Android field soon. As with the other alternatives offered, our photographs may be posted on our profile so that we can follow other users to view and interact with their creations, and with the creations.
Available – Live the moment
- Price: Free (inside purchases)
- Download on: ios
The queen of short videos right now it’s definitely TikTok. Here we are talking exclusively about video, although we can share static photos with background music if that is what we want. But the axis of TikTok are its videos since it allows us to download our creations using music uploaded by other users on the platform, or by ourselves.
The main strength of TikTok lies in how easy it is to reuse other users’ content to continue creating. Either by using your audio files, or by directly using your videos to create duets with our own creation. An alternative to Instagram in video format that is triumphing all over the planet.
Pinterest is another great option, although it’s more about collecting and interacting with other people’s creations than creating our own. Pinterest is a great online catalog to which we can add any image that already exists on the internet that serves as a powerful source of inspiration since its potential lies in the creation of collections.
We may bookmark and catalog every image on the Internet that interests us in collections or boards available to other Pinterest users, so they can follow us or bookmark our lists. We can also upload our own photos, of course, but Pinterest has a very special use that is hard to adapt to (it must be said) but that fall in love and connect easily
On Tumblr we’re talking about something else again, because we’ve been here before a microblogging social network which also allows us to devote ourselves to the photographic section. Its content isn’t so much about photography as it is about uploading all kinds of images or memes, but it can act like Instagram without much hassle in case you dedicate your profile to photos.
It allows you to create posts with images, videos, and texts, and they can be indexed using hashtags like Instagram. The content is shared a lot, but what it doesn’t have is a story function. You can also create your own GIFs and customize almost everything about your profile.
Snapchat is another of the main alternatives to Instagram albeit in the fleeting stories section. It was Snapchat, without going any further, the creator of the concept of endangered stories and that later I was imitated by all. On Snapchat, you can post photos and videos so that they are posted ephemeral for a few hours.
Although Facebook has been very aggressive in “copying” many of its features, Snapchat survives and continues to innovate with very specific features that we see on other sites, like filters for animals or effects for pets. faces. Also offers ephemeral private messages, so it can be a perfectly valid alternative to Instagram if we are less interested in content that lasts over time.
We end our compilation (for now) with a very curious photographic social network such as WiSaw. Here we are in front of a network on which we can upload our photos, comment on those of other users, put them in favorites or share them on other networks. The particularity of WiSaw is that it is completely anonymous. We don’t need to create a profile or register, just upload content.
Plus, WiSaw has a pretty minimal design and interface, so it’s easy to fall in love with it. WiSaw has another interesting feature that allows us to see the photos that have been uploaded near us, thanks to the geolocation of images, it may therefore be interesting to try it out and explore its possibilities. To be used responsibly, anonymous networks are loaded by the devil.