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Best Instagram alternatives

Instagram, the photo editing and sharing app, has been the subject of much debate this week as Facebook announced it has bought the app for a reported $1 billion.

Announced by everybody’s favourite billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, the acquisition will see the Instagram team join the world’s biggest social network.

Facebook insists it is not planning to interfere with the service too much, and is planning to help create the best user experience for sharing photos.

But the news saw Instagram users stage a mass exodus from the app, amid fears of privacy invasions by the social network.

So with that in mind we thought we’d bring you the best Android alternatives to Instagram, so you can carry on the filter fun. So what Instagram alternatives are there?


It may feel like a bit of an also-ran these days after Yahoo’s acquisition (take heed, Facebook), but Flickr still has plenty to offer.

Released on Android last year, the Flickr app lets you edit snaps to your heart’s content and share them in just the same way as Instagram.


A little-known app, Hipster could be called Instagram v2.0. It takes the best bits of Instagram (the sharing and editing options, for example), but goes the extra mile.

Features like geo-tagging, which allows you to tag a photo with a location so everyone knows where it was snapped, work really well.

There is also the postcard features, which lets you combine your snaps with text and the geo-tagging for a fuller photo sharing experience.


Another great Instagram alternative, Streamzoo has enough filters and editing options to keep you entertained for hours. And of course there’s all the sharing options you’d expect.

It actually has a few less filters than Instagram, but it makes up for it with 15 borders for every mood and style you could possibly imagine.