What other tools should i use for a social media app?

so i want to build a simplified version of facebook/instagram where a user can create an account and share text posts or photos with their friends and look at their friends’ posts on their newsfeed. since i have never used ionic before, im not sure what other tools i need for a complete app(especially for the backend) what would be my best option? btw i am only creating this app to practice and develop my coding skills and learn new things. so I am not that bothered about which tools give the best performance. I just want to use the ones that would be simplest to use. what would be best for this?

You have a lot of options. The Ionic Marketplace has a ton of starter code for what you’re trying to do. Your backend ends up being biased towards preference and your end goal.