If there’s one thing we do with our Android phones on a daily basis, it’s probably taking photos and sharing them on social media. Whether or not you’re a selfie addict, you’re bound to have at least one photo-sharing app installed in your phone.
What we don’t know is that there are dozens of photo sharing apps in the Google Play Store. It’s fascinating how versatile (and fun) sharing photos can be with these apps. From taking funny selfies to breath-taking nature shots, there’s an app for that.
So how do you know which ones you need?
That’s exactly what this list is all about. If you’re looking for new ways to share your snaps and get noticed, then read on to see a list of the best photo sharing apps for Android today.
As of June 2018, Instagram has reached 1 billion active users per month. Just from this information alone, it’s safe to say that this photo-sharing app is perhaps the most popular one of all.
With its simple interface, beautiful filters, and a massive social following, Instagram is the ultimate app for photo sharing. Not only do you get to edit and share your photos, but you also get to follow friends, family, celebrities, and even total strangers and see their latest photos.
If, for some odd reason, you don’t have this installed yet, do yourself a favor and get on the bandwagon. You don’t want to miss out on your friends’ latest vacation or what Kim Kardashian had for lunch.
Moments by Facebook
Moments by Facebook is a private photo sharing app. This is great if you want to share photos with family members only, but not your friends.
In addition to setting your photos as private, the app can act as an alternative to your phone’s gallery. Moments enables you to sort and organize your photos, view them in full resolution, make slideshows, and share them using Facebook.
Known for its quality filters, VSCO proves to be a great photo sharing app. Touch up or transform your photos into stunning works of art with professional-quality presets.
Want to share your snaps with other VSCO users? Sign up to join the network and connect with a community of photography geeks like yourself. It’s not as huge as Instagram, but it’s still a great way to find people with a common interest.
If there’s a photo sharing app with a bit of personality, it’s Snapchat. This app is famous for its live filters that can transform your face into a cute dog or a scary witch. Who would have thought that even adults would find this fun?
Anything you post in Snapchat (called Stories) have a 24-hour expiration. They can be viewed as many times within the 24-hour window, but when that time is up, the post is automatically deleted. How’s that for living in the moment?
Snapseed is a serious photographer’s app. While it’s great for sharing photos, its best features are really in its photo editing capabilities. If you want to enhance photos like a pro, then this app is for you.
Snapseed has the basic photo editing functions (filters, crop, adjust properties) as well as advanced ones (levels, white balance, RAW editing.) So it has something for the novice and advanced user.
For women (or girls) who like to always look good in their selfies, try B612. With beauty-enhancing filters, you’re sure that your picture is share-worthy.
Just like Snapchat, B612 also has 50 different filters, some of them also transform your face into interesting characters. If that’s not enough, you can add stickers or turn yourself into an emoji.
There’s nothing like old photos to spark great memories otherwise long forgotten. Timehop is a cool photo sharing app when you’re in the mood for Throwback Thursday (or Wayback Wednesday.)
There’s also a nifty feature that can do a “before and after” photo of you within a specific time period. When you’re ready to share your memories, you can post these precious moments straight to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
Sometimes one photo is not enough. For sharing multiple photos, you’ll need to create a collage. For this, PhotoGrid does the job really well. There are lots of collage-making apps in the Play Store, but PhotoGrid has been the one with the best reviews.
Creating collages is easy with this app. Simply select photos from your gallery and let the app create the collage for you, or you can do it your own way. Embellish your collage graphic elements like frames, stickers, and emojis.
Other editing features include background eraser, retouch, AR camera, and creating Instagram stories.
For the Google-dependent user, this photo-sharing app is a great addition to the Google suite of apps. Google Photos creates a backup of photos in your phone so you don’t have to worry about running out of space or accidentally deleting photos.
You can backup unlimited photos in the cloud for free — which is a great deal. But that’s not all Google Photos can do. You can automagically create movies, collages, and animations from your photos. You can also use its editing tools which include 14 photo filters and options for lighting, contrast, color, and vignette.
Not everyone has to see your photos, especially if they’re something you want to keep private. That’s why this genius idea for a photo sharing app is a game-changer.
Took That is not just a private photo sharing app. Yes, you can limit who can view your photos, but Took That also provides the option for you to “take back” your shared photo. If enabled, photos you shared with your private network will disappear after a certain period of time.
Sharing is caring
Sharing photos makes anyone feel good about themselves. It’s only fair that you get to do it as often and in as many ways as you can. As you can see in this article, there’s more than one way to share your photos.
Knowing which app to use is key to a positive photo sharing experience. So when you find yourself wanting to tweak a landscape photo, or erase those puffy eyes from your face, or share that embarrassing moment, then you’ll know exactly which app to download.
Do you have a photo sharing app that you absolutely love? Share in the comments below!