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Misskey Alternatives

Misskey is described as 'A forever evolving, sophisticated microblogging platform' and is a Social Network in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Misskey for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, Self-Hosted solutions and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Mastodon, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Misskey are Twitter, Diaspora, Gab and Minds.

Misskey 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 Misskey.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online
  • Android
  • Self-Hosted

A forever evolving, sophisticated microblogging platform.

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

    Screenshot of the Mastodon web interface
  2. Twitter icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Windows S
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    • Kindle Fire

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

    Twitter start page

  3. 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.

  4. Gab Social is an open source and fully decentralized social network powered by the Gab Platform. It is the new social network of This change was made to further Gab's commitment to its users trust and privacy online.


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

  5. 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. homepage

  6. Nitter icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox

    Nitter is a free and open-source front-end mirror of Twitter, which allows you to consult Twitter, with a focus on privacy.

  7. 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*, and StatusNet into their 'newsfeed'.

  8. GNU social icon

    GNU social

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    GNU social is a continuation of the StatusNet project. It is social communication software for both public and private communications. It is widely supported and has a large userbase.

    Screenshot of a GNU social website with Swedish localization.
Source Wikipedia / FSF
  9. Ello icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

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

  10. Known is a simple platform for publishing words, pictures, podcasts and more to a site that you control. Choose to share it on social networks like Twitter and Facebook, or extend it to integrate with the software you already use.

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