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Photo And Video Apps To Use As An Alternative To Instagram And Snapchat

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When it comes to social media apps used for sharing photos and videos, Instagram and Snapchat rule the pack.

These apps seem crucial to our millennial existence. How could we ever imagine not letting our followers know what is going on with our day?

However, for those who aim to stay on top on the latest app trends may always be on lookout for the potential next-best thing. This may include a new app that is perfect for live-streaming from a concert or an app that will send all the party photos to the right people with just a few taps.

It's safe to say that these apps won't replace your Instagram and Snapchat account, but each of those on this list all bring something new to the table that is worth checking out.

Here are the best new photo and video apps for iOS and Android to use as an alternative to popular social media platforms.

TiZR

What is it? Pronounced "teaser," this is a social streaming app where users broadcast their best moments with friends. Videos stay up for 20 minutes before being permanently deleted, but the post can live on by 10 seconds for every "like" it gets.
What makes it worth downloading? DJ/producer David Guetta is TiZR's brand ambassador, so that automatically makes us want to check it out.
Perfect for users of: Facebook Live, Vine, Snapchat
Where can I download it? Download for free for iOS.

Describe

What is it? A photo app where users becomes a vlogger/storyteller to talk about what other users are seeing in a particular photo.
What makes it worth downloading? Describe looks like an Instagram feed, but features a small window for the user's video. It's like combining the best of both worlds.
Perfect for users of: Snapchat, Instagram
Where can I download it? Download for free for iOS.

Knoto

What is it? A photo sharing app that uses facial recognition technology to automatically send family and friends photos they are featured in.
What makes it worth downloading? This app is crazy accurate with identifying other people in the user's photos. This makes it so easy to share an entire collection of photos from last night's party or a family function. The photos simply appear on the other person's phone like magic.
Perfect for users of: Facebook Moments
Where can I download it? Download for free for iOS.

Yovo

What is it? This app allows a group of friends to collaborate on a story using photos or live videos. Users have the ability to write text and draw on the images, which provides fun and interaction to relive funny moments with friends.
What makes it worth downloading? Yovo kind of looks like Snapchat, but is much more fun because all your friends get to add onto the story with their own funny input.
Perfect for users of: Snapchat
Where can I download it? Download for free for iOS and Android.

CyberDust

What is it? An end-to-end encrypted messaging app that allows users to send texts, photos, links, etc. that disappear 24 seconds after being read. It's a social media platform where users can build a following that includes family, friends, celebrities, reporters and publications, and share exactly what's on their mind without fear of being trolled.
What makes it worth downloading? The app is a startup from Mark Cuban that might take time to warm up to, but once you regularly use it, you'll be hooked.
Perfect for users of: Snapchat, WhatsApp.
Where can I download it? Download for free for iOS and Android.

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