It’s not all bad though. Instagram has given you until January 16th to delete your account before turning a profit from your snaps, so you have a little time to test the waters on other services out there. Here are 6 alternatives that might fill that instavoid.
The shining light of this whole Instagram betrayal. EyeEm doesn’t want your photos to sell, they have a good policy, they are also cross-platform compatible. It’s much like Instagram however you aren’t subjected to the square crop, plus there are 12 filters to play with. All in all it’s a pretty easy app that looks really nice.
Tumblr might be a surprise to many of you but its mobile app is pretty robust. Ok there aren’t any filters but that is something that can be fixed with the wide variety of camera apps you can download. The beauty of Tumblr is you can decide how you display your photos.
Google+ is more of a social network however it has been embraced by the photo community. Easy uploading through its mobile apps, which work on the main operating systems. G+ lets you organise your photos into albums, share with certain people and all in all could be the perfect solution for you.
It was only a couple of days ago that Twitter came out with filters for its app, that had us asking why? Well it looks like they may have played it perfectly. The king of short updates has photo filters and is perfect for the quick updates. Perhaps not as well organised as some of the others for sharing photos but with a bit of thought you could make it work for you.
Flickr has been dying a slow death in the photo community for a while now, but they have a new app out for iPhone (Android already had most of the updates) that supports shooting from the app, adding some filters and sharing it straight to Flickr. Could this be Flickr’s comeback?
Instagram’s move has probably relegated it to the world of cat photos, food pics and bad selfies. I’m not sure it this is what the creators would have wanted but the new owner needs to start to running a profit and stealing people s intellectual property is apparently the way to go about it.
There are plenty of other services out there you can try. If you are using one or you come across one you like, let me know in the comments below.