Google Plus Alternatives

    Google Plus is described as 'The Google+ project aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life' and is a leading Social Network in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Google Plus for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, Self-Hosted solutions and iPad. The best alternative is Mastodon, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Google Plus are Diaspora (Free, Open Source), Hangouts (Free), Twitter (Free) and Minds (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 13, 2021

    1. Mastodon is a decentralized microblogging engine. FEATURES - Free and open-source. - Decentralized, no worries about a single company controlling your communications. - Supports the standardized ActivityPub protocol - Fully interoperable with...
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      Mastodon vs Google Plus opinions
      Some users think Mastodon is a great alternative to Google Plus, some don't.
      RemovedUser Mastodon is like twitter : à microblogging engine. It's not a social network like G+
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      petegossner Flexible. Large user and instance base. Interacts well with most of the rest of the fediverse Actively being developed and improved.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      somegirlfromit Easy filter tools on both individual and federation level makes Mastodon the social network with the closest match to G+'s circles
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      ericbright Mastodon is more similar to Twitter than G+.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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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 vs Google Plus opinions
      Most users think Diaspora is a great alternative to Google Plus.
      ericbright Diaspora has no group or community feature. The only way to filter out anything is to manipulate hashtags. Also, there is no moderation mechanism for posts related to any topic. Anyone's post with a hashtag similar to yours will appear in your stream, that allows for a huge spamming vulnerability.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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      Its OpenSource, so you can host ist by yourself. Much more privacy, what is important for companies.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      Nearly same usibility like G+, easy to understand and it's possible to create groups by using #Hashtags. Lots of former G+ers already arrived here, so it's easy to reunite.
      Positive comment about 3 years ago

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      It requires you to 'host' a site (using your system storage etc) rather than true cloud support. Unless you have a Linux system server to play with its pretty useless to most people who want it.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

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    3. Hangouts is a messaging app that lets you send and receive messages, photos and more, and even start free video and voice calls – one to one or with a group!
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      Hangouts vs Google Plus opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Hangouts is still a legitimate alternative to Google Plus, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Hangouts is an instant messaging platform whereas Google+ is a social platform. They both serve different purposes.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      Hangouts is an awesome messaging app, but not a Social Platform like G+.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      It has no social network features.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      It is message app, not social network
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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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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      Twitter vs Google Plus opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Twitter is still a legitimate alternative to Google Plus, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Cannot post and save pictures like G+, just short text bursts and small images.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    4. 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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      Minds vs Google Plus opinions
      Most users think Minds is a great alternative to Google Plus.
      The biggest problem comes from their "boosted" posts which people pay to have boosted by buying tokens. It's like being bombarded by posts (just like advertisements) from porn, anti-vaxxers, science deniers and, hate groups. Obnoxious people can push their nonsense and even create an impression of popularity if they enough buy tokens to do so!
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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    5. 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.

      Warning

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

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      Gab vs Google Plus opinions
      Most users think Gab is a great alternative to Google Plus.
      It's better alternative comparing to decentralized social networks (like Mastodon or Diaspora), ugly MeWe and political-correct Facebook or Mastodon, but it's worst comparing to Google++ Rewritten and 2 services from Poland: Zombie+ (only on invitations) or Suber.cba.pl (oldschool style) and VK (it's Russian, but nice UI than MeWe).
      Positive comment almost 2 years ago

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    6. Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. It's where your interests connect you with your people.
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      Some users think Tumblr is a great alternative to Google Plus, some don't.
    7. Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your iPhone, choose a filter to transform the look and feel, send to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr – it’s all as easy as pie. It’s photo sharing, reinvented.
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      Instagram vs Google Plus opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      artgamer2009 The best alternative app for google plus
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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    8. Online social photo and short video sharing community. Flickr helps you organize that huge mass of photos you have and offers a way for you, your friends and family to tell stories about them.
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    9. Think of Pinterest as a virtual pinboard — a place where you can create collections of things you love and "follow" collections created by people with great taste.
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      Pinterest vs Google Plus opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Pinterest is still a legitimate alternative to Google Plus, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Pinterest is not about writing but mostly links to pictures and other sites. I want the ability to carry on conversations on subjects.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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      Because you can now comment on users pins and you can follow users boards and yeah thats where i will be going when G+ shuts down i dont like any of the others
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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