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Photo sharing social mobile app alternatives, other than Instagram

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Are you addicted to Instagram?

Let me confess… I am!

When it’s one of the first few apps you check the first thing every morning, you know you are definitely hooked. And there are many Insta-addicts out there other than me.

That is why when Instagram decided to update their Terms of Use last December that might compromise users’ rights of their photo, it caused a huge uproar online and everyone freaked out.

Thankfully, that was just a false alarm as Instagram later clarified that “nothing has changed about your photos’ ownership or who can see them.” Which you can find out more here.

Given that, it is still interesting to explore other photo-based social networking alternatives and see what they offer outside of Instagram.

Here are 3 other alternatives that we’ve picked!

1.    Twitter

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On December 2012, Twitter rolled out their new photo-editing feature as an improvement to their previous function of simply capturing an image and posting it onto a user’s twitter feed. Currently, there are eight filters to choose from and you’re able to zoom and crop the picture inside the Twitter app as well. This feature definitely makes it easier for Twitter users who enjoy editing photos and sharing them with their followers. Pretty handy for frequent Twitter users!

2.    Flickr

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Flickr, the popular photo-sharing site has long introduced their mobile app back in 2009 for iPhone and 2011 for Android. However lately, they too, released an update to the current Flickr app in December 2012. So what’s up? This update includes changing the browsing interface (to somewhat like that of Instagram) and adding 15 different filters for users to play with. We love the fact that it allows us to share the edited image onto multiple social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and even Instagram! Also, we find it cute that the filters are named after animals like Panda, Iguana and Mammoth!

3.    Pinterest

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Everyone’s favourite “virtual pinboard”, Pinterest, has an app for it as well! Users have always loved Pinterest for its highly visual nature. With this app, you can now take photos and create a pin from it to share with their friends on the go. Other than that, the app allows you to view images of the people you follow, comment, “like” and re-pin it onto one of your pinboards all from your mobile phone! Currently, users are not able to edit photos from the app but if you have been using it for quite some time, it’s definitely more convenient for you to browse, like, comment and re-pin photos. Beautiful pictures, an active community, ability to organise your pictures and allows you to share them on Facebook and Twitter… We like that!

A quick search on google tells us that there are more photo sharing mobile apps out there so share with us your favourite photo-sharing site or let us know what you think about these 3 apps that we’ve just shared!



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