Instagram Clone

Instagram Clone (Both frontend and backend) created with Flutter and Firebase.


This repository is still under development and I will continue to add more features to it.


  • Custom photo feed based on who you follow
  • Post photo posts from camera or gallery
    • Like posts
      • View all likes on a post
    • Comment on posts
      • View all comments on a post
  • Search for users
    • Search screen showing all images except your own
    • Search based on usernames
  • Profile Screen
    • Follow / Unfollow Users
    • Change image view from grid layout to feed layout
    • Edit profile
  • Chat Screen
    • Chat with any user
    • Share images while chatting


Instagram Clone
Instagram Clone

Instagram Clone

upload photo example
Instagram Clone
edit profile example
Instagram Clone
comment and activity feed example
Instagram Clone
comment and activity feed example
Instagram Clone
comment and activity feed example

Getting started

1. Setup Flutter

2. Clone the repo

$ git clone
$ cd Instagram-Clone/

3. Setup the firebase app

  1. You’ll need to create a Firebase instance. Follow the instructions at
  2. Once your Firebase instance is created, you’ll need to enable anonymous authentication.
  • Go to the Firebase Console for your new instance.
  • Click “Authentication” in the left-hand menu
  • Click the “sign-in method” tab
  • Click “Google” and enable it
  1. Enable the Firebase Database
  • Go to the Firebase Console
  • Click “Database” in the left-hand menu
  • Click the Cloudstore “Create Database” button
  • Select “Start in test mode” and “Enable”
  1. (skip if not running on Android)
  • Create an app within your Firebase instance for Android, with package name com.mohak.instagram
  • Run the following command to get your SHA-1 key:
keytool -exportcert -list -v \
-alias androiddebugkey -keystore ~/.android/debug.keystore
  • In the Firebase console, in the settings of your Android app, add your SHA-1 key by clicking “Add Fingerprint”.
  • Follow instructions to download google-services.json
  • place google-services.json into /android/app/.
  1. (skip if not running on iOS)
  • Create an app within your Firebase instance for iOS, with your app package name
  • Follow instructions to download GoogleService-Info.plist
  • Open XCode, right click the Runner folder, select the “Add Files to ‘Runner'” menu, and select the GoogleService-Info.plist file to add it to /ios/Runner in XCode
  • Open /ios/Runner/Info.plist in a text editor. Locate the CFBundleURLSchemes key. The second item in the array value of this key is specific to the Firebase instance. Replace it with the value for REVERSED_CLIENT_ID from GoogleService-Info.plist

Double check install instructions for both

  • Google Auth Plugin
  • Firestore Plugin

Upcoming Features

  • Notificaitons for likes, comments, follows, etc
  • Caching of Profiles, Images, Etc.
  • Filters support for images
  • Videos support
  • Custom Camera Implementation
  • Heart Animation when liking image
  • Delete Posts
  • Stories
  • Send post to chats


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