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Google Plus is described as 'The Google+ project aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life. Sharing is a huge part of the web, a part that Google+ makes a lot simpler with these features:' 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 Windows. The best alternative is Mastodon, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Google Plus are Twitter, Diaspora, Minds and Gab.

Google Plus alternatives are mainly Social Networks but may also be Microblogs or Photo Sharing Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Google Plus.
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  1. Mastodon icon

    Mastodon

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    110 alternatives to Mastodon 

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

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    1.  DecentralizedMastodon is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Ad-freeMastodon doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Privacy focusedMastodon is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  Support for ActivityPubMastodon support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    5.  Two-factor AuthenticationMastodon supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    6.  Dark ModeMastodon supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    7.  Support for @mentionsMastodon supports the use of mentions through @ to a particular user, who will be notified personally.
    8.  No TrackingMastodon will not track you or use your personal data.
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    Social networking, back in your hands
    You're in control. You decide who you see in your home feed. No surprises.
    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+

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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

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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.

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    ericbright

    Mastodon is more similar to Twitter than G+.

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  2. Twitter icon

    Twitter

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    160 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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    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.
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    Cannot post and save pictures like G+, just short text bursts and small images.

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    Diaspora

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    126 alternatives to Diaspora 

    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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    1.  DecentralizedDiaspora is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedDiaspora is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  No TrackingDiaspora will not track you or use your personal data.
    4.  Ad-freeDiaspora doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    5.  Support for MarkDownDiaspora supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    6.  Support for ActivityPubDiaspora support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
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    Diaspora vs Google Plus opinions
    Most users think Diaspora is a great alternative to Google Plus.
    Guest

    Its OpenSource, so you can host ist by yourself. Much more privacy, what is important for companies.

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    Guest

    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.

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    Guest

    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.

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    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.

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  4. Minds icon

    Minds

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    146 alternatives to Minds 

    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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    1.  DecentralizedMinds is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedMinds is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  GamificationMinds makes use of game-design elements such as point scoring, competition, achievements, etc.
    Minds.com homepage
    Channel. Also known as profile.
    Ad-Sharing and monetizing options
    Minds vs Google Plus opinions
    Most users think Minds is a great alternative to Google Plus.
    Guest

    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!

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  5. Gab icon

    Gab

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    140 alternatives to Gab 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeGab doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Privacy focusedGab is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  DecentralizedGab is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    4.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Gab without registration.
    5.  Dark ModeGab supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    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.
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    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).

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    Tumblr

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    124 alternatives to Tumblr 

    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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    1.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Tumblr using IFTTT.
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    Some users think Tumblr is a great alternative to Google Plus, some don't.
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    Instagram

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    141 alternatives to Instagram 

    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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    1.  Face FilterInstagram uses augmented reality to overlay visual effects/elements on a live video or image.
    2.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Instagram using IFTTT.
    3.  Multiple Account supportInstagram support multiple accounts without the need to logout and login
    4.  Two-factor AuthenticationInstagram supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    5.  Dark ModeInstagram supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Expiring StoriesYou can create, view, interact and share temporary stories in Instagram.
    7.  Self Destructing MessagesInstagram supports the use of private messages that will be auto deleted according to a specified time or action.
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    artgamer2009

    The best alternative app for google plus

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    Pinterest

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    73 alternatives to Pinterest 

    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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    1.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Pinterest using IFTTT.
    2.  Visual PinboardPinterest allows you to discover, save and organize related content through image or video boards.
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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.
    Guest

    Pinterest is not about writing but mostly links to pictures and other sites. I want the ability to carry on conversations on subjects.

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    Guest

    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

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    Flickr

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    126 alternatives to Flickr 

    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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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    2.  IFTTT IntegrationYou can connect different services to automatically trigger actions within Flickr using IFTTT.
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    Friendica

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    123 alternatives to Friendica 

    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'.

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    1.  DecentralizedFriendica is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedFriendica is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  Support for ActivityPubFriendica support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
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    Timeline of the user meeting forum. Duepunto Zero theme.
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    Friendica vs Google Plus opinions
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    Guest

    The hosting requirements etc make it not useful to folks with limited current tech skills or who can't set up such easily.

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