Twitter Alternatives

    As a social network infamous for its strict character limits on posts and feeds that update in real-time, Twitter has grown into one of the most ubiquitous social networks and websites on the entire Internet, used as a source for communication and news alike.

    It’s easy to see why, considering its easy to use and understand user interface and availability on the most popular platforms. Its popularization of hashtags and trends make you feel like you're participating in a global conversation.

    It's hard to match the platform availability that Twitter has, but it's been met with criticism on its policies in regard to what can and cannot be discussed. There are alternatives to Twitter that highlight free speech, as well as those that are decentralized in order to ensure impartiality and total user control.

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 13, 2021

    • Modern and funny decentralized and distributed (P2P) social network for ZeroNet, based on ZeroMe.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Self-Hosted
      • ZeroNet
    • Share photos, blogs, videos, and updates with friends and family. Chat anytime for free with the site messenger.
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      • Free
      • Online


    • LinkSpace is a social network with some interesting hybrid functionalities. Profiles are customizable, it lacks the likes count and comments have an interesting up/down votes system.
    • A recreation of Twitter from 2007. Initially an online service, the code was released as open source and is now freely available for self hosting.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Self-Hosted
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    • What you have to say is more important than who you are — let your voice be heard.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
    • Twidge is a tool for interacting with microblogging sites such as Twitter and identi.ca.

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.1.1, released in June 2014, can be still downloaded from GitHub.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Babytwit is a micro-blogging site dedicated to school.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Online
    • hibloo is an international platform to chat and connect with each other online. Here you get to meet hundreds of users from around the globe using cellphone and get to use features such as instant messaging, Private chat, forums, blogs and more.
      • Free
      • Online
      • Android
      • Kindle Fire
    • The anti-social network.
      • Free
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
    • SocialPage has a goal that goal is to create a safer environment for kids and adults.

      Discontinued

      Website and network offline.

      • Free
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • HP webOS
      • Chrome OS
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Self-Hosted