The 7 best Mastodon instances for Twitter expats to join

Quitting Twitter After Elon Musk Takeover? Well, you are not alone. Many users have decided to leave Twitter for another platform.

It is up to you whether you leave the platform completely or not. However, if you are looking for an alternative, Mastodon is the one you should choose.

What is Mastodon?

However, it is essential to choose the right community, as each server has different rules, guidelines and preferences.

To help you save time, I recommend some of them the best (or most popular) Mastodon servers you can join for a good experience in no particular order.

Unlike other social media platforms, Mastodon’s servers are mostly community based. So we encourage you to donate/help the server admins to keep enjoying the platform.

1. Fosstodon

At the time of writing, Mas.to has temporarily stopped accepting new user registrations to increase server capacity. You might want to keep an eye on it.

4. Vivaldi Social

  • Are Mastodon servers privacy friendly?

    Yes, Mastodon is designed so that no advanced algorithm collects any form of data to serve you ads.

    For other things, the server administrator has access to the data you provide during registration and other general statistics (number of posts, likes, IP address, email, etc.). So you can choose to use VPN or Tor and various other privacy tools to keep your identity anonymous.

    You may want to check the privacy policy for the server you want to connect to.

  • Does Mastodon allow NSFW content?

    Some servers do and some don’t. You must read the rules and regulations of the server.

    There is a feature to mark content as sensitive that will show users a warning before they try to view your post.

  • What happens if the Mastodon server is no longer available?

    mastodon account transfer

    Since Mastodon’s servers are run by individuals, some may experience hiccups.

    If you want to prepare for the d-day, you can always use account options move to another account (or move from another account).

    You can find it under Account → Account Settings → Move to (or from) another account


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