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There are many alternatives to Facebook as a web app if you are looking for a replacement. The best Online 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 and loads of them are available as a web app so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Online alternatives to Facebook are Diaspora, Gab, Mastodon 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. 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. It is a global social network of social networks. Available in either decentralized or centralized options.

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

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    MindMunition

    It does everything I want to do from Facebook and Twitter and it doesn't censor people.

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    davidjuniorsaylor

    they charge money to see posts that were posted by premium members.. they have none of the features that Facebook has.. literally the only thing it has at this point in time, is a main feed wall to share posts, that's it.

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    It's made by people for people ;)

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    Great ethics and policies. All software should be open source. People get paid to make content and it's scaled

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    I just started there today - but facebook make to mucht against the free speak, so I hope Minds.com will be a good place

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    Privacy focused "facebook"

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  2. 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.

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    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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  3. 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.

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    Gab is less moderated compared to other social networks and could be offensive to some people

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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.

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

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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.

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    Great communities. Free speech. Ability to mute other users.

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    Kedman

    Freedom of SPEACH, for everyone !

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    ikimmybee

    I value free speech, not censorship!!

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    retrojedi7

    It has free registration, decentralized, Fediverse-compatible.

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  4. Mastodon is a Free and Open Source federated social network, made with a focus on more personal interaction.

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

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    Mastodon is decentralized and open to all kinds of people. It is closer to Twitter than it is to Facebook. It doesn't seem to attract the alt right like other Facebook alternatives do. I love the interface. It is very well structured and even though you join up for only one instance, you can interact with the whole world!

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    tibi97427

    Mastodon is more an alternative to Twitter than Facebook

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    loziniak

    Mastodon is more like Twitter.

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    Non-commercial, allows me to curate a following

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    It's is decentralized, without owners, free to post whatever you like and to block whatever you dislike.

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    ndlinn

    Has only a tiny fraction of the functionality Facebook has.

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  5. VK icon

    VK

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    VK (originally VKontakte) is a largest social network service from Europe. Available in many languages and highly popular particularly among Russian-speaking users around the world, especially in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, and Israel.

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

    VK can do everething, that FB does

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    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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    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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    Because it has tiny bit more respect to privacy than FaceBook.

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    RemovedUser

    VK might be a tad bit more private than Facebook, but the biggest benefit is being able to download files and see profiles/posts without an account.

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    shelehovchanin

    An excellent local counterpart.

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    Twitter

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    Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 280-character messages called "tweets".

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    This alternative is disputed. Twitter is still a legitimate alternative to Facebook, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
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    Edaryion

    Elon Musk owns it now, so it should be improved hopefully.

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    zgrabnaircia

    Because it doesn't collect data about my place of birth, school, and besides, I can enter a nickname and it's OK too. I am also happy about the Twitter Lite version on google store

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    Facebook allows for long-form posts that can span paragraphs, while Twitter is only capable of recording fragments of thought.

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    Twitter, like Facebook is a censorship platform that will ban your account for minor offenses. They cover the truth and allow lies and misinformation.

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    Goldmaster

    simple to use and more open and doesn't have the bloat facebook does

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    short tweets, but you can also use twitlonger to expand them beyond 280 characters. also isn't a privacy trap

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

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  7. 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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    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.

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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.

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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.

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  8. 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.

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    ndlinn

    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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    MintDice

    Content creators are paid for their actions.

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    Movim

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    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.

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    Ello

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

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    vinkoningslightverse

    It's simply the best looking site there is!

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    rodneystevens

    Designer and art specific

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