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

Facebook alternatives are mainly Social Networks but may also be Microblogs or Encrypted Chat Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Facebook.
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  1. Movim icon

    Movim

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedMovim is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Almost everyone thinks Movim is a great alternative to Facebook.

    Nice looking interface and good chat integration.

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  2. 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".

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeMeWe doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Almost everyone thinks MeWe is a great alternative to Facebook.
    rustyknight07

    No ads, better privacy, better features.

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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.

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    tedcurran

    Matches Facebook technologically as a platform, but the loudest voices in the community are conspiracy theories, antiscience, and MAGA types -- the platform actually promotes these people as "You should follow". Example: When you search "news", you only get "alternative news", not y'know NEWS. The platform need to attract and promote truthful content to counteract all the "alternative facts".

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    pplcunha

    You can forget about Facebook. Mewe does it all.

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    kuacgraxa

    Better alternative, it's worth it :)

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    AustinAbbott

    MeWe offers almost all of the features Facebook does without ads. They also have a strong stance on privacy.

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    Ello

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Ello is a simple, beautiful, ad-free social network created by a small group of artists and designers.

    ⚫︎ Unlimited storageEllo offers a solution with unlimited cloud storage.
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    Most users think Ello is a great alternative to Facebook.
    vinkoningslightverse

    It's simply the best looking site there is!

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    rodneystevens

    Designer and art specific

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    ZeroMe

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • gevent
    • Self-Hosted
    • Messagepack
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • ZeroNet

    Social network for the distributed P2P network ZeroNet.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedZeroMe is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Almost everyone thinks ZeroMe is a great alternative to Facebook.
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    BuddyPress

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Wordpress

    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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    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!

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    good to have in wordpress

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  6. 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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedKnown is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Most users think Known is a great alternative to Facebook.
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    Patchwork

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB).

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedPatchwork is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflinePatchwork can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freePatchwork doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingPatchwork will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedPatchwork is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Discontinued

    Patchwork v3.18.1 was the last release.It is no longer in development since May 2021. Furthermore, the GitHub repository was archived.

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    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.

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    Okuna

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeOkuna doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingOkuna will not track or use your personal data.
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    Discontinued

    Discontinued as of December 26, 2021: https://www.okuna.io/

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    Flote

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Flote is a social network without big tech censorship and vague community guidelines. On Flote people can express themselves freely, build communities, and earn digital money by providing valuable content.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedFlote is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Manyverse

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Manyverse is a social network app using the SSB protocol (Secure Scuttlebutt) where you can write posts and share with friends nearby or over the internet. It's different from mainstream social networks because your data is yours, it lives on your phone, not in the cloud.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedManyverse is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Manyverse without registration.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionManyverse has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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