Ad-free 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 Android Tablet. 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 Sep 8, 2021

    1. 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...
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      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 10 months ago

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      Non-commercial, allows me to curate a following
      Positive comment almost 2 years 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 about 2 years ago

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    2. 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.

      Warning

      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.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

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      williamnapier Not a replacement for Facebook. Gab is a Twitter clone. I need something Facebook-ish. Twitter is a bad and confusing format for me personally. Gab being a Twitter clone doesn't fit as a FB alternative.
      Top negative comment  over 3 years ago

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      Great communities. Free speech. Ability to mute other users.
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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      Kedman Freedom of SPEACH, for everyone !
      Positive comment 4 months ago

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      ikimmybee I value free speech, not censorship!!
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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

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    3. 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.
    4. 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 11 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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    5. Used to be called Sgrouples, now its MeWe offered by the company Sgrouples Inc. On its homepage their motto is "The World's Private Communication Network" and "Join the privacy revolution".
      MeWe vs Facebook opinions
      Almost everyone thinks MeWe is a great alternative to Facebook.
      AustinAbbott MeWe offers almost all of the features Facebook does without ads. They also have a strong stance on privacy.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

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      rustyknight07 No ads, better privacy, better features.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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      MeWe looks and feels very similar and has some of the same features like facebook with Pages,Groups & Personal Profiles that look more like a facebook profile then some of the other alternatives It also respects peoples privacy and is also ad free and they also support Free Speech to an extent.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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      pplcunha You can forget about Facebook. Mewe does it all.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      kuacgraxa Better alternative, it's worth it :)
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      A free and open source alternative Twitter front-end focused on privacy. Inspired by the invidio.us project.
    6. 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.
      Patchwork vs Facebook opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      erikbjare Patchwork (and SSB as a whole) takes a bold new approach to social networks where users own all their data. The development team is going strong and they truly have a vision for the future of online communication.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Android
      Okuna (formerly Openbook) is an open-source, zero tracking, zero spying, zero advertisement, secure social network that gives 30% of it's revenue towards making the world a better place, now and forever.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • F-Droid
      Face Slim is an unofficial Facebook application for Android devices that resembles the Facebook Mobile Web Application before Facebook started removing features. FaceSlim is free of spyware, unlike what is built into the official Facebook and Facebook Messenger applications.

      Discontinued

      The app seems no longer updated. Last version, 3.4.1, released in September 2018, can be still downloaded from GitHub and F-Droid

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    7. WT Social (formerly WikiTribune) is a privacy-focused and ad-free social network that places a special emphasis on evidence-based journalism. The platform survives on the generosity of individual donors to ensure privacy is protected and social space is ad-free.
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