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Pleroma Alternatives

Pleroma is described as 'free, federated social networking server built on open protocols. It is compatible with GNU Social, Mastodon, and many other ActivityPub and OStatus implementations' and is a Social Network in the social & communications category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Pleroma 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 Pleroma are Twitter, Gab, Nitter and Friendica.

Pleroma 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 Pleroma.
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  1. Mastodon icon

    Mastodon

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron

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

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedMastodon is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Support for ActivityPubMastodon support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedMastodon is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Two factor authenticationMastodon supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ No TrackingMastodon will not track or use your personal data.
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    Almost everyone thinks Mastodon is a great alternative to Pleroma.
  2. Twitter icon

    Twitter

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • 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".

    ⚫︎ Two factor authenticationTwitter supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeTwitter supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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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.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedGab is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedGab is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Gab without registration.
    ⚫︎ 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's not decentralized. you can not set up your own instance and I don't see any evidence that it uses ActivityPub or that it's part of the Fediverse

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    Nitter

    • 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.

    ⚫︎ LightweightNitter consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ No TrackingNitter will not track or use your personal data.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeNitter supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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  5. 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'.

    ⚫︎ Support for ActivityPubFriendica support ActivityPub, a open and decentralized social network protocol.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedFriendica is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedFriendica is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedGNU social is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Manyverse

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Manyverse is a social network app using the SSB protocol (Secure Scuttlebutt) where you can write posts and share with friends nearby or over the internet. It's different from mainstream social networks because your data is yours, it lives on your phone, not in the cloud.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedManyverse is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Manyverse without registration.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionManyverse has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    Flote

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Flote is a social network without big tech censorship and vague community guidelines. On Flote people can express themselves freely, build communities, and earn digital money by providing valuable content.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedFlote is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    Identi.ca

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    identi.ca is a free personal web server that implements a distributed social networking service. It is based on pump.io, a free software which make up the distributed social network.

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    WT Social

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    WT Social (formerly WikiTribune) is a privacy-focused and ad-free social network that places a special emphasis on evidence-based journalism. The platform survives on the generosity of individual donors to ensure privacy is protected and social space is ad-free.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedWT Social is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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