Open Source Twitter Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Twitter is Gab, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Twitter and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Twitter are Mastodon (Free, Open Source), Minds (Freemium, Open Source), Diaspora (Free, Open Source) and PixelFed (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 8, 2021

    1. 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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    2. Squakr is an open-source, zero tracking, zero spying, zero advertisement, secure microblogging site. Focused on free speech and data protection. Built by the community, for the community.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Tweet Tray is a desktop Twitter app that lets you to compose new tweets on your desktop, without a web browser, and without any of the social network’s other features.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      Convo is a lightweight social network that focuses on your real friends and family. Convo makes it easy to plan events with real people. Invite your guests by name or email and they can RSVP in one click without having to create accounts of their own.

      Discontinued

      Website says it's discontinued.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      Parasitter allows you to follow your favorite Twitter accounts with full privacy. Parasitter uses Nitter's rss feed in order to gather the latest tweets from your favourite accounts and builds a twitter-like feed so you can read them.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Beaker browser
      A peer-to-peer social feed application (in progress!).
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    3. daily.dev is a community of developers getting together around discovering and exploring dev news. Join the movement to empower better software together.
    4. Koto is a distributed social network for sharing messages, photos, and movies with friends. We are hosted on member servers rather than those driven by ad-revenue.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      FriendlyPix is a simple photo sharing app built on Firebase to showcase its features for developers. FriendlyPix teaches developers how Firebase can support the following: * User posting of photos. * Searching for user profiles.
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    5. Twitter client based on mobile.twitter.com in menu bar. Features: - Provide all features even if Twitter API doesn't provide (tracing conversation, group DM, votes, sync with twitter.com, ...). - Support multi-accounts. - User defined CSS and Themes.
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