Facebook Alternatives

The most popular alternative is Minds, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Facebook so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Facebook alternatives are Diaspora (Free, Open Source), Mastodon (Free, Open Source), Gab (Freemium, Open Source) and VK (Free).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Nov 15, 2020

  • 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.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Facebook.
    • Freemium • Open Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    MindMunition381808
    It does everything I want to do from Facebook and Twitter and it doesn't censor people.

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    Gu
    Open source, transparent and does not push any particular ideology.

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    gr
    It has a good mix of people and a lot of great discussion.

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  • Diaspora is a federated social networking service, designed to be a more privacy-aware alternative to...
    Most users think this is great alternative to Facebook.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • Ruby
    Gu
    Security focused, privacy, open, and without censorship

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    JohnFastman330684
    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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    Yrdael318197
    So many possibilities are available. Respectful. Nice and clear. Can be self-hosted.

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  • Mastodon is a decentralized microblogging engine.FEATURES- Free and open-source.- Decentralized, no worries about a single company controlling your communications.
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Facebook.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron
    NickFreeman786984
    Mastodon is federated, open source and not commercial

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    Gu
    free(freedom,ad-free,privacy), decentralized, open source... what more do you want

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    ab
    Decentralized, anonymous, aliases allowed

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  • A social network that champions free speech, individual liberty and the free flow of information online.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Facebook.

    Warning

    Gab has been widely described as a haven for extremists who have been banned from other social networks.

    • Freemium • Open Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • Self-Hosted
    Gu
    Free speech. No censoring. Say what you want, mute anyone that you don't like. GabTV so you can live broadcast. Free.

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    Gu
    No censorship, free, no data harvesting, few bots, friendly and helpful community.

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    Gu
    300 character limit means you can actually get a decent thought out.

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  • VK is a social network that unites people all over the world and helps them communicate comfortably and promptly.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Facebook.
    • Free
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    Gu
    It's similar to the old Facebook, which means it's simpler and without advertisements. Unfortunately, not very popular in Western Europe.

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    Gu
    VK can do everething, that FB does

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    Gu
    Not just an advanced messaging service, Downloads can be put into folders (Pictures etc). also a music upload/download player and marketplace.

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  • Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 280-character messages called "tweets".
    This alternative is disputed. It's still a legit alternative but it might have some issues that some users think is important.
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    • Free
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • Kindle Fire
    Gu
    Facebook allows for long-form posts that can span paragraphs, while Twitter is only capable of recording fragments of thought.

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    JohnFastman330686
    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.

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    Gu
    Same issues as FB with regards to privacy, content and censorship.

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  • Distributed social network. With focus on decentralization, privacy, interoperability.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Facebook.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    Gu
    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.

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    Gu
    "Facebook-like" in its operation and general feel, and is interoperable with other social networks as well.

    Positive comment • 12 months ago

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    Gu
    Interacts with other social network APIs, is feature rich, and is decentralized.

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  • GNU social is a continuation of the StatusNet project. It is social communication software for both public and private communications.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Facebook.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Self-Hosted
  • 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).
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to Facebook.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    th
    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.

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    netnut4041014927
    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 • 17 days ago

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    trd
    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.

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  • 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.
    Most users think this is great alternative to Facebook.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Online
    ndlinn606731
    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.

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    MintDice859497
    Content creators are paid for their actions.

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