Alternatives to Facebook for all platforms with any license

  • Twitter icon

    Twitter

    Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets". Registered users can read and post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read...

    Free Mac Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry Windows RT Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad TweetDeck Blackberry 10 Nokia Store Kindle Fire

    • Twitter isn't very similar to Facebook. It's based on sharing short messages. You can follow the messages of people you like, and have them follow you. Twitter was made during the SMS age. It has struggled to seem modern like WhatsApp, which now offers video. Twitter has struggled to make a profit too; something tells me it won't be around for too many years more in its present form.
      JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Google Plus

    The Google+ project aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life. Sharing is a huge part of the web, a part that Google+ makes a lot simpler with these features: - Circles makes it easy to put your friends from...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Android Wear

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    Diaspora

    Diaspora is a federated social networking service, designed to be a more privacy-aware alternative to Facebook . Share what you want, with whom you want. Diaspora lets you sort your connections into groups called aspects. Unique...

    Open Source Linux Web / Cloud BSD Self-Hosted Ruby

    • Similar appearance and functionality, easy to use, free software, decentralized, doesn't collect nor sell your personal info.
      riveravaldezNov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • So many possibilities are available. Respectful. Nice and clear. Can be self hosted.
      YrdaelDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Diaspora's key advantage is that it's based on open source software that multiple servers can run. It does not put your private information, your likes, your contacts and your photos in the hands of one corporation who then use it to increase their own private profits by selling your privacy. Diaspora is much smaller though. The UI feels more like Google Plus than Facebook.
      JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • VK icon

    VK

    VK is a social network that unites people all over the world and helps them communicate comfortably and promptly.

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

  • Friendica icon

    Friendica

    Friendica is a distributed social network application which runs on commodity hosting platforms - PHP/MySQL/Apache. (If you can install Drupal or Wordpress you can probably install Friendica) A single Friendica installation...

    Open Source Linux BSD Self-Hosted PHP

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    BuddyPress

    Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and flexibility of WordPress. Install BuddyPress directly through your WordPress dashboard plugins...

    Open Source Self-Hosted Wordpress

    • BuddyPress can be a Facebook alternative, depending on your needs. It's a Wordpress add-on, which means if you self-host or have hosted for you a Wordpress blog or website, you can add BP to enable you to create a social network of your own. Do it on your server and keep your privacy!
      JohnFastmanDec 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Known

    Known is a simple platform for publishing words, pictures, podcasts and more to a site that you control. Choose to share it on social networks like Twitter and Facebook, or extend it to integrate with the software you already use. ...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Ello icon

    Ello

    Ello is a simple, beautiful, and ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers. We originally built Ello as a private social network. Over time, so many people wanted to join Ello that we built a public...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Hubzilla icon

    Hubzilla

    Hubzilla is a powerful platform for creating interconnected based websites featuring a decentralised identity, communications, and permissions framework built using common webserver technology. Hubzilla is very suitable for...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

  • Gnu Social icon

    Gnu Social

    GNU social is a continuation of the StatusNet project. It is social communication software for both public and private communications. It is widely supported and has a large userbase. It is already...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

  • Path icon

    Path

    Path is a personal social network designed to help you be closer with family and friends. Now with Path 3, we’ve added private messaging and stickers so you can chat instantly with the ones you love. By focusing on beautiful design...

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Kindle Fire

  • Movim icon

    Movim

    Our philosophy is that your data are yours and you must always be in control. Movim achieves this through a complete decentralisation of users' data and accounts. Register wherever you want! Movim keeps you in touch with your...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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  • Twister icon

    Twister

    twister is the fully decentralized P2P (Peer-to-peer) microblogging platform leveraging from the free software implementations of Bitcoin and BitTorrent protocols.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Musteus icon

    Musteus

    A social media for a user friendly communication. You can crate in your profile different topics/terms which your follower can follow. All the posts have a reach of 100%.

    Free Web / Cloud Android iPhone iPad

    • I can select inside the profiles of Musteus, the topics/terms, which I am interested in to receive information.
      Guest • Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Minds

    We are a free and open-source platform to launch your digital brand, social network and mobile app. We are also a social network ourselves. It is a global social network of social networks. • Have private, encrypted chats with...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Android iPhone

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    Tinfoil for Facebook

    Tinfoil for Facebook is for those users that require a Tinfoil Hat when logging in to Facebook. It creates a sandbox for Facebook's mobile site in order to protect your privacy and to avoid the ability others to track your...

    Open Source Android Android Tablet

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    Open Source Social Network ( OSSN )

    opensource-socialnetwork also know as OSSN is a social networking software written in PHP. It allows you to make a social networking website, helps your members build social relationships with people who share similar professional or...

    Open Source Linux Self-Hosted

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    Imzy

    Imzy is a social network that makes it easy to connect with others based on interests, hobbies, lifestyle and more.

    Free Personal Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • BuddyCloud icon

    BuddyCloud

    Buddycloud is built for people who care about their privacy. We are building the future of social networks. A future founded on openness. A future built using open standards. We are making the future happen now, by building a...

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    Whaller

    Whaller lets you create private social networks and bring them to life. 1. COMMUNICATE simply Create a sphere, invite your contacts, and start a discussion within minutes. Whaller spheres are your spaces for private conversation...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Windows Phone iPad

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    Libertree

    Libertree is free, libre, open-source software which is intended to provide a way for people to create their own social network. Libertree social networks can be free from commercial influence and manifestation, such as behaviour...

    Open Source Self-Hosted

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    BlaBlaNet

    BlaBlanet decentralized social network service. Connect with friends, family . Share photos and videos, send messages and chat with people you know. Caldav and Cardav support Store privately your contact with your phone. News feed...

    Open Source Windows Linux Web / Cloud Self-Hosted

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    LiveTalkie

    Brand new full featured free social network. Friends, Posts, Likes, Comments, Notifications, Messages, Etc.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Steemit icon

    Steemit

    A non-censored social platform where users are incentivized to contribute and curate content. The users decide what is valuable by voting, and content regarded valuable is rewarded with money.

    Open Source Web / Cloud

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    Search For Posts

    Search For Posts app provides better search functionality than the official Facebook app. It stores an index of all your posts and descriptions of photos and videos on your iOS device and uses it to quickly find the content based on...

    Freemium iPhone

    • Definitely beat's Facebook search for search your own photo albums and videos by name and description!
      Guest • Mar 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Mastodon

    Mastodon is a decentralized microblogging engine, an alternative implementation of the Gnu Social project. FEATURES - Free and open-source. - Decentralized, no worries about a single company controlling your communications. -...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted GitHub

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    JomSocial

    The award-winning Open Source Community software for Joomla. JomSocial is a powerful social networking software, loaded with plenty of social network features to empower your community such as entrepreneur circles, gamers clubs...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted Joomla

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    Patchwork

    It's better than email because: - Private messages are end-to-end encrypted, always. - You have to follow somebody to get messages from them, so you won't get spammed. - Your mail can be public broadcasts or private...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued According to the GitHub page: "Patchwork is no longer maintained. " :-( See https://github.com/ssbc/patchwork
  • Xing icon

    Xing

    World-wide social network service aimed at business professionals. Xing was launched in 2003 and was formerly known as openBC until late 2006.

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • SocialER icon

    SocialER

    Connect with friends, family and other people you know. Share photos and videos, send messages and get updates.

    Free Windows Web / Cloud Android iPhone

  • Fastest Facebook icon

    Fastest Facebook

    Fastest Facebook is a handy and reliable Firefox extension designed to implement a sidebar with access to Facebook. With Fastest Facebook, you will be able to enjoy the social experience while browsing other pages. Press ALT + X to...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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    Viadeo

    Viadeo is a professional social network used by over 40 million professionals in 226 countries worldwide. Our members consist of business owners, entrepreneurs and managers from a diverse range of businesses - both start-up and...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Blackberry Windows Phone

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    GAB

    Gab is a people first social network -Users can post “Gabs,” which have a 300 character limit -Users can follow other Gabbers and be followed back -Users can upvote or downvote Gabs -Top Gabs are ranked based on these votes -Gabs...

    Free Web / Cloud

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Facebook Comments

I love its database

Positive Comment by Shojimeguro
about Facebook 4 days ago

it even still store my data including posts, messages, etc from 8 years ago, kinda bring back memories :D

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Ignorant community 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by TechPython
about Facebook Dec 2016

Platform full of ludicrous people. How fake news and stupid trends are spread through the Internet. Repeated and toxic content. Such bad privacy policy. Only decent purpose is its messaging feature because of the fact everyone has it.

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LOT BETTER THAN GOOGLE PLUS -1 Helpful

Positive Comment by thiagodcosta11
about Facebook and Google Plus Nov 2016

I used google plus for a week or two. but then i realized using facebook was much easier. fb has a better user experience and better features.

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great

Comment by sebastiandowny
about Facebook May 2016

it's a great way to keep contact with family and friends, specially when they are in other countries

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+

Positive Comment by quntrocostra
about Facebook May 2016

Facebook is a great way to pass time for young people. You can stay in fresh information, without leaving home.

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Facebook Search Alternative

Positive Comment by rpungin
about Facebook Mar 2016

Do you have too many photo albums that it takes forever to scroll to find the one you are looking for? What about videos? You have to just scroll through thumbnails to find the one you are looking for. This is very frustrating. So that's why I wrote the app called Search For Posts. In addition to the ability to search for your timeline posts by keywords and/or date range, it can also search for your photo albums, individual photos, videos and comments. The app is for iOS only. Here is the link to the AppStore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/search-for-posts/id661005085

The app is also listed on this site here: Small Search For Posts iconSearch For Posts

If you find the app useful, please like it on this site as well as write a positive review in the app store.

Best regards,
Raphael Pungin
Search For Posts developer.

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Spyware 1 Helpful

Negative Comment by WhiteLionChoob
about Facebook Apr 2015

I am very disappointed with this Orwellian network.

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my love

Comment by mohdunais
about Facebook Dec 2014

i miss you

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An alternative of Facebook

Comment by saminaahmed
about Facebook Jun 2014

There is an other alternate of Facebook is found on the name of http://alternativeto.net/software/shefacebook/ on internet

[Edited by Venom88, June 24]

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Jottar.com: alternative social networking

Negative Comment by aujasonr
about Facebook and Jottar May 2014

Facebook has really lost its appeal to me now, these days you can't choose what you want to see on your newsfeed 'Facebook decides for you', even if you like pages and want to see their content it depends now how much the page owners pay Facebook to reach a percentage of their fans. Another social networking alternative I have found with a bit of a difference is Small Jottar iconJottar check it out.

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Left facebook for G+

Negative Comment by DazzaJayF
about Facebook and Google Plus Mar 2013

Closed my Facebook account after it changed all my security settings to public without my knowledge or consent. It also restored ALL of my "Deleted" posts when the change to Timeline occurred, and twice more since then. It also put up a live GPS of my position without my consent through the Android App, and would not allow me to remove it off my timeline.

So, I closed my account and switched to Google+. That was about six months ago and I'm not looking back!

Hopefully, facebook will piss off more people with security and nonsence, and they will also leave for g+.
However, i also hope that all the spammers, morons, and trolls will stay on fb. (but that won't happen, they will just follow the majority, /sign)

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Good, but going sownhill

Comment by Mighty_Mac
about Facebook May 2012

I switched to facebook because it was much more simple than myspace and didn't have all the crap myspace does. But facebook is making the same mistake myspace did by adding applications that can post and even have full control over your account. Also it seems facebook is filling up with a bunch of little kids now, which is making me lose intrest in even using the site anymore.

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A nice social networking site with not-so-nice privacy issu ...

Comment by arahman56
about Facebook Jun 2011

A nice social networking site with not-so-nice privacy issues.

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I may be quitting Facebook per Quit Facebook Day. They're ...

Comment by decimic
about Facebook Jun 2011

I may be quitting Facebook per Quit Facebook Day. They're just ridiculous--especially on those privacy settings.

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