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Facebook Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Facebook for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Twitter, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Facebook and 19 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Facebook are Movim, ZeroMe, Patchwork and Scuttlebutt.nz.

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    Twitter

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    192 alternatives to Twitter 

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

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    1.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Twitter using IFTTT.
    2.  Two-factor AuthenticationTwitter supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    3.  Dark ModeTwitter supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Support for @mentionsTwitter supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
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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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    Guest

    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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    Guest

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

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    Guest

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

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    Movim

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    93 alternatives to Movim 

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

    Nice looking interface and good chat integration.

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    ZeroMe

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    97 alternatives to ZeroMe 

    Social network for the distributed P2P network ZeroNet.

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    1.  DecentralizedZeroMe is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    ZeroMe vs Facebook opinions
    Almost everyone thinks ZeroMe is a great alternative to Facebook.
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    Patchwork

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    68 alternatives to Patchwork 

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

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

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    128 alternatives to Scuttlebutt.nz 

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

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    1.  DecentralizedScuttlebutt.nz is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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      Twister

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      74 alternatives to Twister 

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

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      1.  DecentralizedTwister is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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        The project is dead.

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        CYGO Network

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        56 alternatives to CYGO Network 

        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.

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        1.  Privacy focusedCYGO Network is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
        2.  Dark ModeCYGO Network supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
        3.  Ad-freeCYGO Network doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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        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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        Bastyon

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        176 alternatives to Bastyon 

        Bastyon is a revolutionary anti-censorship decentralized publishing and social platform voted to freedom of speech. Based on the blockchain technology, it runs on a set of computers around the world, not controlled by any single entity.

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        1.  DecentralizedBastyon is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
        2.  Privacy focusedBastyon is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
        3.  Self Destructing MessagesBastyon supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
        4.  No TrackingBastyon will not track you or use your personal data.
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      • Cato [Twitter Alternative] icon

        Cato [Twitter Alternative]

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        163 alternatives to Cato [Twitter Alternative] 

        Cato is a Twitter alternative where you can post Meows, get Not So Anonymous Messages, connect with other Catos & grow your online social network.

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        Spectr

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        203 alternatives to Spectr 

        Spectr give you clean, ad-free, trackerless and handy place to talk, sharing moments and staying in touch with any people you want.

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        1.  No TrackingSpectr will not track you or use your personal data.
        We will be glad to see you as part of the social network "Spectr"!
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