PixelFed is a free open federated alternative to Instagram.
There are lots of different instances you can sign up at, for example:
It is part of the ActivityPub-powered Fediverse, so you can follow PixelFed accounts from Mastodon etc. For example: @earth
You can follow the project's latest news at @pixelfed
I realise a lot of people will know about PixelFed already, but it's just been updated to 0.9 which has a greatly upgraded federation system amongst other improvements, so it's worth taking another look if you tried it before.
Also, a lot of people still think PixelFed means pixelfed.social (which is currently closed to new members), but you can sign up at any of the instances listed. The ones listed are all updated to 0.9 and open to new members.
Not yet, but version 0.9 brings an API for mobile apps.
So, there should be app support soon.
@switchingsocial Thanks :)
Nobody uses Instagram from PC or web browser because they basically don't let you! If you could upload it'd be a different story (at least for photographers who edit on a PC)
@switchingsocial Thanks for that. I haven't heard of PixelFed before and I want to check it out.
I found out about federated alternatives through mastodon; it's hard to find interaction in these places places for topics that are already niche, but it exists.
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.