When comparing Instagram vs Mastodon, the Slant community recommends Mastodon for most people. In the question“What are the best social networks?” Mastodon is ranked 3rd while Instagram is ranked 5th. The most important reason people chose Mastodon is:
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Pro Good platform for exposure
Instagram is the photo sharing app with the most users.
Pro Great photo filters
Instagram's adjustable filters can completely change the way a photo looks.
Pro Tons of editing tools
Instagram lets users adjust brightness, temperature, saturation, highlights, shadows, and sharpening.
Pro Social publishing
Pro Actively developed
Pro Jabber Texting
Pro Open Standard
Pro Open Source
Con Awkward framing
Photos shot in Instagram must be in a square format. Uploaded photos must be cropped to be square shaped.
Con Filled with children
Instagram is extremely popular with middle school and high school kids.
Con Lacks OMEMO encryption
The de facto standard for Jabber Texting [xmpp].