There are plenty of great social media platforms out there, but according to some users, Instagram is becoming the only one that people actually use. For those who aren’t among the millions of people who have deactivated their Instagram accounts — or for anyone looking to create new ones — here’s a list of 10 different social media platforms you can set up instead. While it might not be as robust as its photo-feed-centric counterpart, this list of alternatives will make you feel less alone if you’re feeling left behind on the art and craft of taking photos.
Launched in 2014, Vero brings you content from famous and emerging musicians, DJ’s, and even fashionistas. The platform is free to use and offers a simple, clean design that works well on any device — laptop, phone, or tablet. Vero’s mobile app is quite similar to Instagram’s; however, you can also access the service on desktop and mobile web browsers via the same account.
Steemit is a blockchain-based social media platform that rewards you for creating and posting quality content. You can make money by either making or selling your creative works, or by offering a service such as PR or marketing advice. The platform is also used to reward scientists and researchers who are publishing their findings on the blockchain. Users can create “steem” tokens which can be traded on various cryptocurrency exchanges. The website itself is quite user-friendly and includes a blog, FAQs, and a growing number of communities — both online and off.
Similar to Vero and Instagram, TikTok is a cross between a social media platform and a chat application. It was released in 2016 and is focused more on making friends and having fun than on selling or buying anything. TikTok also has a built-in camera with which you can take pictures, videos, and share them with friends. Similar to Vero, the TikTok mobile app is quite similar to Instagram in that it’s based on Android, but it’s not exactly the same. The biggest difference is that TikTok is available on both iOS and Android devices, and it’s available in more than 100 different languages.
Launched in 2014, Steller is a beautiful visual platform for photographers and creative people who love visual content. The service allows you to publish high-quality photos and videos straight from your camera, along with captions and descriptions. Similar to TikTok, Steller also has a built-in camera that lets you take photos, videos, and share them with friends and followers. However, the service has a much more visual appeal and includes a wide range of tools for composing and editing your photos and videos, as well as sharing them on social media and eCommerce sites.
A blockchain-based social media platform, Thriller.co was designed to be as user-friendly as possible for both seasoned social media professionals and novices. The website is incredibly user-friendly, and it offers a wide range of tools to help you create engaging content. Similar to Vero and Instagram, the mobile app is quite similar to the web version, but it’s available on iOS and Android devices. Like Steller, the mobile app offers a number of tools to help you create engaging content, including the ability to share photos and videos with friends and followers, and more.
Launched in 2011, Snapchat is a camera app that lets you send and receive “snaps” — short videos that only last a few seconds. Similar to Instagram, the Snapchat app is very easy to use. You can send snaps to friends and contact them through the app using a phone number.
Similar to Like on Instagram, Like on Like is a social media platform that allows you to “like” images and videos on social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. You can also “favorite” videos and images on this service, which provides you with better user experience.
If you’re feeling lonely and lonely in social media, this list of alternative platforms will make you feel a little more connected to the outside world. There’s no telling how long Instagram will be around, so if you want to take advantage of the growing number of people who are deactivating their accounts, these platforms will still be around when you need them.