Facebook Alternatives

    Facebook is described as ''s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected' and is one of the leading apps in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 100 alternatives to Facebook for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, iPad and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Minds, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Facebook are Diaspora (Free, Open Source), Mastodon (Free, Open Source), Gab (Freemium, Open Source) and VK (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 26, 2021

    1. 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. Available in either decentralized or centralized options.
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      Minds vs Facebook opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Minds is a great alternative to Facebook.
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      Open source, transparent and does not push any particular ideology.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      MindMunition It does everything I want to do from Facebook and Twitter and it doesn't censor people.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      It's made by people for people ;)
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      Great ethics and policies. All software should be open source. People get paid to make content and it's scaled
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      I just started there today - but facebook make to mucht against the free speak, so I hope Minds.com will be a good place
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      Privacy focused "facebook"
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      It's a great social network! I experience more user-engagement here than on Facebook, and posts from people you're subscribed to shows in chronological order. That means you won't miss a single post if you take your time to scroll through your newsfeed! Minds is still evolving, and It's a joy to behold.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    2. 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.
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      Diaspora vs Facebook opinions
      Most users think Diaspora is a great alternative to Facebook.
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      Security focused, privacy, open, and without censorship
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      JohnFastman 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.
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      group/collaboration function is absent. not a developer, so im sure i do not understand the difficulties in making this happen. but im pretty sure this is the nr 1 reason diaspora is NOT an fb alternative.
      Top negative comment  almost 2 years ago

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      markswiderski I have less privacy concerns with Diaspora than I have when using FB
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      RemovedUser Decentralized federated social networks are the only hope for a future internet where discussion is free and private. I doubt most people will use Diaspora or Mastodon, but hopefully the more privacy-conscious of us will help it grow and keep it alive.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      more privacy-aware, self controll OSS not so dangerus for democracy
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      the_real_dvs1 You choose where your data is hosted. Your stream can be refined by aspects (categories of contacts) or followed tags. Posts can be formatted with markdown. There are no advertisements!
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    3. Mastodon is a decentralized microblogging engine. FEATURES - Free and open-source. - Decentralized, no worries about a single company controlling your communications. - Supports the standardized ActivityPub protocol - Fully interoperable with...
      Mastodon vs Facebook opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Mastodon is a great alternative to Facebook.
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      NickFreeman Mastodon is federated, open source and not commercial
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      free(freedom,ad-free,privacy), decentralized, open source... what more do you want
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      loziniak Mastodon is more like Twitter.
      Top negative comment  over 1 year ago

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      tibi97427 Mastodon is more an alternative to Twitter than Facebook
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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      Non-commercial, allows me to curate a following
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      It's is decentralized, without owners, free to post whatever you like and to block whatever you dislike.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      ndlinn Has only a tiny fraction of the functionality Facebook has.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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    4. Gab Social is an open source and fully decentralized social network powered by the Gab Platform. It is the new social network of Gab.com. This change was made to further Gab's commitment to its users trust and privacy online.

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      Gab is less moderated compared to other social networks and could be offensive to some people

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      Gab vs Facebook opinions
      Most users think Gab is a great alternative to Facebook.
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      Free speech. No censoring. Say what you want, mute anyone that you don't like. GabTV so you can live broadcast. Free.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      No censorship, free, no data harvesting, few bots, friendly and helpful community.
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      bird Without dabbing into politics and stuff, the architecture of Gab is more like Twitter than Facebook.
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

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      Kedman Freedom of SPEACH, for everyone !
      Positive comment 2 months ago

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      ikimmybee I value free speech, not censorship!!
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      retrojedi7 It has free registration, decentralized, Fediverse-compatible.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Gab is a platform where free speech reigns. There is no censorship.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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      VK (originally VKontakte) is a largest social network service from Europe. Available in many languages and highly popular particularly among Russian-speaking users around the world, especially in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, and Israel.
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      VK vs Facebook opinions
      Most users think VK is a great alternative to Facebook.
      It's similar to the old Facebook, which means it's simpler and without advertisements. Unfortunately, not very popular in Western Europe.
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      VK can do everething, that FB does
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      Not just an advanced messaging service, Downloads can be put into folders (Pictures etc). also a music upload/download player and marketplace.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      Because it has tiny bit more respect to privacy than FaceBook.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      RemovedUser VK might be a tad bit more private than Facebook, but the biggest benefit is being able to download files and see profiles/posts without an account.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      shelehovchanin An excellent local counterpart.
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      Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 280-character messages called "tweets".
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      Twitter vs Facebook opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Twitter is still a legitimate alternative to Facebook, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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      Goldmaster simple to use and more open and doesn't have the bloat facebook does
      Top positive comment  4 months ago

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      zgrabnaircia Because it doesn't collect data about my place of birth, school, and besides, I can enter a nickname and it's OK too. I am also happy about the Twitter Lite version on google store
      Top positive comment  about 2 months ago

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      Facebook allows for long-form posts that can span paragraphs, while Twitter is only capable of recording fragments of thought.
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

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      short tweets, but you can also use twitlonger to expand them beyond 280 characters. also isn't a privacy trap
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      Same issues as FB with regards to privacy, content and censorship.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      They aren't very similar. Twitter is for shorter fragments of thought
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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      mcraft160105 Twitter has a lot of users and is more stable than Facebook.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    5. Friendica is a distributed social network application. Which allow users to connect with others via their own Friendica server, but may also fully integrate contacts from other platforms including Twitter, diaspora*, Pump.io and StatusNet into their 'newsfeed'.
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      Friendica vs Facebook opinions
      Most users think Friendica is a great alternative to Facebook.
      Friendica interacts with many other social networking platforms in the fediverse... Diaspora, GNUSocial, Hubzilla etc. You can also make groups and the privacy settings are great.
      Top positive comment  almost 4 years ago

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      "Facebook-like" in its operation and general feel, and is interoperable with other social networks as well.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      loziniak It has groups and events.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      kylepiira Federated and focused on keeping in touch with friends and family
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Interacts with other social network APIs, is feature rich, and is decentralized.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      arndtadler It's independent, feature rich and decentralized.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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    6. 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.
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      Most users think GNU social is a great alternative to Facebook.
    7. 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 communities (of any size).
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      Hubzilla vs Facebook opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Hubzilla is a great alternative to Facebook.
      themagician Feature for feature, Hubzilla is the best decentralized, open source competitor to Facebook. Compatibility with the Diaspora, OStatus (includes Mastodon), & ActivityPub (includes NextCloud) protocols allows it to communicate with nearly every other existing. I am happy that after he created Friendica, Mike Macgirvin & friends have continued to push forward by creating and developing Hubzilla.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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      netnut404 Unlike a centralized platform like facebook you can talk to other federated platforms and with a Nomadic Identity you are never locked permanently to one server , yet you can communicate across to other platforms much in the way that email does. In addition to not being locked.. you never need to give out a new address, you keep in communication when you migrate to another server, plus there are many free servers to use, or you can launch your own instance.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      the_real_dvs1 Every user can make private or public forums, a static webpage, an editable markdown based wiki, categorize posts and format them with BBCode. You choose what hub hosts your data, and you can clone your account on another hub to prevent distruption or data loss.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    8. 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.
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      Steemit vs Facebook opinions
      Most users think Steemit is a great alternative to Facebook.
      ndlinn SteemIt an exciting new decentralized blockchain-based platform, but currently is still in beta and doesn’t offer a comparable feature set at present. It’s more akin to a blogging platform like Medium.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      MintDice Content creators are paid for their actions.
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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