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. 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

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

      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

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

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

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Google Chrome
      • Firefox
      A free and open source alternative Twitter front-end focused on privacy. Inspired by the invidio.us project.

    2. 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.
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      Movim vs Facebook opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Movim is a great alternative to Facebook.
      Nice looking interface and good chat integration.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    3. Ello is a simple, beautiful, 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 version of Ello for everyone to use.
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      Ello vs Facebook opinions
      Most users think Ello is a great alternative to Facebook.
      vinkoningslightverse It's simply the best looking site there is!
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      rodneystevens Designer and art specific
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • gevent
      • Self-Hosted
      • Messagepack
      • Python
      • JavaScript
      • ZeroNet
      ZeroMe - Social network for the distributed P2P network zeroNet

      Eventual common source code: https://github.com/HelloZeroNet/ZeroMe

      Accessible from HTTP proxy: https://bit.no.com:43110/1MeFqFfFFGQfa1J3gJyYYUvb5Lksczq7nH
      Almost everyone thinks ZeroMe is a great alternative to Facebook.

    4. 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.
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      Most users think Known is a great alternative to Facebook.
    5. 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

      • 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.
    6. 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 page, or download it manually from the WordPress.
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      BuddyPress vs Facebook opinions
      Most users think BuddyPress is a great alternative to Facebook.
      JohnFastman 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!
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      good to have in wordpress
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

    7. 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 browsing history.


      The project is no longer updated and the app is no longer available on the Google Play Store. Last version, 1.7.6, released in February 2017, can be still downloaded from GitHub and F-Droid.

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      Some users think Tinfoil for Facebook is a great alternative to Facebook, some don't.
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