Mastodon

Mastodon for PC and Mac

Published by Mastodon on 2024-04-18

  • Compatibility: Available on Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 7 & MacOS 10, 11, 14.0
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Licence: Free
  • Software version: 2024.4
  • File size: 43.30 MB


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Mastodon Overview

What is Mastodon? Mastodon is a decentralized social network that connects millions of users in independent communities. Users can create profiles, follow others, and post 500-character messages with custom emoji, images, GIFs, videos, and audio. The platform prioritizes privacy and safety, allowing users to control who sees their posts and providing content warnings for sensitive material. Mastodon also offers features such as dark mode, polls, trending hashtags, and notifications. The platform is a registered nonprofit and relies on donations rather than advertising or venture capital.


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Mastodon Features and Description

1. Each community has its own guidelines and moderators to keep its members safe, and robust blocking and reporting tools help prevent abuse.

2. Find and and follow fascinating folks and read their posts in an ad-free, chronological timeline.

3. Content warnings let you hide posts containing sensitive or triggering material until you're ready to engage with them.

4. Express yourself with custom emoji, images, GIFs, videos, and audio in 500-character posts.

5. Instead of a single website, it’s a network of millions of users in independent communities that can all interact with one another, seamlessly.

6. Decide whether your posts are shared with your followers, just the people you mention, or the whole world.

7. Reply to threads and reblog posts from anyone to share great stuff.

8. Find new accounts to follow and trending hashtags to expand your network.

9. Mastodon is the largest decentralized social network on the internet.

10. Mastodon is a registered nonprofit and development is supported directly by your donations.

11. There’s no advertising, no monetization, and no venture capital, and we plan to keep it that way.



Pros:

  • - Thoughtfully crafted with an eye toward building communities of people with similar interests
  • - Connected to one another
  • - YOU are in control of what server to join or start your own
  • - No barrage of advertising
  • - Translate feature included
  • - Onboarding process is improving

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Installation Requirements

PC Compactibility/Requirements for Installation

Compactible OS list:
  1. Windows 11
  2. Windows 10
  3. Windows 8.1
  4. Windows 7
  5. Windows Vista

Requirements for MacOS Installation

Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.

Compactible OS list:
  1. macOS Ventura: 13.3
  2. macOS Monterey: 12.6.4
  3. macOS Big Sur: 11.7.5
  4. macOS Catalina: 10.15
  5. macOS Mojave: 10.14
  6. macOS High Sierra: 10.13

FAQs

Mastodon - Is it safe to download?

Yes. The app is 100 percent (100%) safe to download and Install. Our download links are from safe sources and are frequently virus scanned to protect you

Software Reviews and Criticism


  • By magnus919

    Better Twitter than Twitter (and Musk-free!)

    Like over 100,000 other former Twitter users, I joined Mastodon in April 2022 because I didn’t want to be on a social media platform owned and governed by the whims of an unkind billionaire. I did expect it to be sloppy and barren, but my expectations were laid to waste. Mastodon is crafted thoughtfully, with an eye toward building communities of people with similar interests run by people that you’re likely to know. And all of these little communities are connected to one another. Discovering people to follow takes a little more effort, but YOU are in control! YOU get to decide what server to join (or start your own) and each server can have its own rules, decide what other servers it will connect with, etc. freedom of speech is there, but so is a culture of kindness. I’m here to stay! Other Twitter refugees should come here. But remember you’re not sliding into some corporate wasteland site; you’re joining an individual person’s intentional community, so be a good neighbor!


  • By Dedrkangl

    Making the switch

    To be perfectly honest, I’ve never really been a Twitter user, it was the only platform I stayed clear of. Now that that bird site is being run by a loon, everyone is flying over to mastadon. I decided to take the leap and join. I was immediately welcomed by so many like-minded individuals, the constant barrage of advertising from other social media platforms did not exist here on Mastodon end it finally felt like I had found a place where my voice could be heard. so far, I am enjoying all aspects of the community, the interface seems familiar, and I look forward to seeing how this community grows.


  • By DCProud

    How Mastodon could improve

    I love the ethos and underlying values of Mastodon, but as former journalist and news junkie I could not figure out how to connect with other media organizations. There also did not seem to be local or even regional US communities to align with. Also, how can I switch from the node I signed onto? It should be intuitive to move from one server to another. Posting links to articles do not actually display the article header as they do on Twitter—at least they didn’t when I tried it a couple of weeks ago. I also hope Mastodon encourages fact-based journalists, commentators and news organizations to post here. A news feed that would display on its own tab would be great. It is right to keep Mastodon from being a vector for misinformation and trolling, but it should encourage information, investigation, thoughtful debate—and yes, some fun 😸.


  • By Review guy 467

    I tried

    Picking servers hard, cannot log into the app, & can only and yet barely login from the website. I again tried the app but to many problems to figure out. I really really wanted to have it work. So instead I’ll use tumblr & Reddit. I forgot to include before logging in you have pick a server then sign in. It becomes a problem if you can’t remember the server if don’t pick the right one. Then signing in becomes impossible. Last, I’ll say to those using this Site/App I’m hoping your enjoying it. I’m also sorry if I sound like I’m complaining because I’m not getting anything to work right. Those that have it working well, again I hope it continues to work well for you. It turns out this site may not be right for me. For now anyway Update I tried again can’t log into the app. Tested to see if I can delete account tells me wrong password I changed it 3 times still says wrong password been doing this on the website.


  • By alexey_ivanov

    Bad Onboarding

    You need to work on your Onboarding, it’s the most important part now for your App, because a lot of users will come from Twitter. Your first step is to choose Server. When I try to find something in Art category, you having anything. So why you show this category. Another thing: you asked me to choose only one server, why only one? How it works? I’m just simple user and don’t understand your terminology and what you mean by server and what is the difference between simple groups by interests (where you can follow more than one) and your one server. And a lot of other things you need to improve: like find people to follow. I have a big list of people, but I don’t know anyone, help me to sort them and find interesting people for me). Or you ask me to turn on notifications on the 3 step, why? I just downloaded your app, I don’t see the value of this action right now. Sorry, but it was bad first impression.


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