Why VSCO Is The New Instagram
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Why VSCO Is The New Instagram

The artsy-er side of social media photo sharing.

Why VSCO Is The New Instagram
Erin Kron

By now, I’m sure many of you already know what VSCO is or at least heard of it. Maybe you already have one! Similar to Instagram, VSCO lets you upload photos you’ve taken, add filters, edit and share them on your account. So what makes it that much different than Insta and why do people like it so much? Aren’t they the same thing, you ask. Not quite. Here’s why VSCO is becoming the new time favorite:

“Likes” come in a different style.

Unlike Instagram, photos published to VSCO are unable to be actually “liked.” Instead of giving someone a “double tap” on their photo, those who favorite a picture shared on VSCO will often save the image and add it to their Collection. In other words, saving someone’s picture to your Collection is your way of giving them a compliment on their amazing photography!

The filters are sweet and simple.

Although VSCO doesn’t have as many filter options as Instagram, it has 10 different filters users are able to chose from,as well as the ability to edit other key points to their photos like the contrast, brightness, highlights, temperature, skin tone, sharpening and many more.

Like today’s society, it is becoming more and more trendy.

VSCO gives people the chance to share photos of things they usually wouldn’t post on Instagram. Photos of a cool coffee house you went to the other day or a colorful picture of the fruit you had while reading a good book seem quite random, but on VSCO they’re not. A picture on VSCO could range anywhere from a selfie downtown wearing your most hipster outfit to a candid picture of you and your friends.

It’s easier to share more than one picture at a time.

Have more than one picture you love and can’t decide which one to post? It’s very easy to post multiple pictures in a row on VSCO, where as for Instagram, it’s usually just one at a time. Another cool feature about VSCO is that you are able to create a “Journal” of photos that you’ve edited. Journal photos are usually from the same date or event, or have something in common, such as a quotes collection or different flower photos you’ve accumulated pictures of.

The feed is better.

On Instagram, the main photo feed consists of people you follow, but not everyone's photos appear. Insta recently made the change where only certain people you follow end up on your photo feed and their pictures do not appear in the time order of which they were posted. On VSCO, you are able to see multiple photos at once, and the pictures are posted in chronological order, so you never have to miss a thing!

Although VSCO will never out beat Instagram and its 150 million users, it is the runner-up app when it comes to social media photo sharing. Just click the link in a friends Insta bio, and I guarantee more than one will have their VSCO address right there. If not, head over to the App store or go to vsco.co and check out VSCO for yourself!

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