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Facebook Alternatives for Linux

Facebook is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Diaspora, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Facebook and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Facebook are Friendica, Movim, ZeroMe and Patchwork.

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.
This page was last updated Jun 16, 2022
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  1. 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.

    Diaspora vs Facebook opinions
    Most users think Diaspora is a great alternative to Facebook.
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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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    Yrdael

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

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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.

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    markswiderski

    I have less privacy concerns with Diaspora than I have when using FB

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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.

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    Security focused, privacy, open, and without censorship

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    more privacy-aware, self controll OSS not so dangerus for democracy

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  2. 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'.

    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.

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    loziniak

    It has groups and events.

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

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    kylepiira

    Federated and focused on keeping in touch with friends and family

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

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    arndtadler

    It's independent, feature rich and decentralized.

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  3. 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.

    Movim vs Facebook opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Movim is a great alternative to Facebook.

    Nice looking interface and good chat integration.

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  4. ZeroMe

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

    Social network for the distributed P2P network ZeroNet.

    Almost everyone thinks ZeroMe is a great alternative to Facebook.
  5. A decentralized messaging and sharing app built on top of Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB).

    Discontinued

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

    Patchwork vs Facebook opinions
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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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  6. Scuttlebutt.nz

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Patchwork

    a decent(ralised) secure gossip platform sea-slang for gossip - a scuttlebutt is basically a watercooler on a ship.

  7. Twister

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    twister is the fully decentralized P2P (Peer-to-peer) microblogging platform leveraging from the free software implementations of Bitcoin and BitTorrent protocols.

    Discontinued

    The project is dead.

  8. Open Source Social Network ( OSSN )

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    opensource-socialnetwork also know as OSSN is a social networking software written in PHP. It allows you to make a social networking website, helps your members build social relationships with people who share similar professional or personal interests.

  9. CYGO Network is an unregistered non-profit organization which aims to provide privacy-oriented online services, namely its free speech social network; Bleu by CYGO.

    CYGO Network vs Facebook opinions
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    humbletyrant

    CYGO is built to offer the positive features of facebook, while not having any of Facebook's various downsides.

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  10. Chaino

    • FreeProprietary
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    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    The social network where you connect with people, on your term. No algorithmic feed, you see what you decide to see.

    Chaino vs Facebook opinions
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    sakheef

    100% reach for pages + revenue sharing VS. limited reach + paying for more reach

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