7.27K reviews
Content rating
Mature 17+
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About this app

Mastodon is the largest decentralized social network on the internet. Instead of a single website, it’s a network of millions of users in independent communities that can all interact with one another, seamlessly. No matter what you’re into, you can meet passionate people posting about it on Mastodon!

Join a community and create your profile. Find and and follow fascinating folks and read their posts in an ad-free, chronological timeline. Express yourself with custom emoji, images, GIFs, videos, and audio in 500-character posts. Reply to threads and reblog posts from anyone to share great stuff. Find new accounts to follow and trending hashtags to expand your network.

Mastodon is built with a focus on privacy and safety. Decide whether your posts are shared with your followers, just the people you mention, or the whole world. Content warnings let you hide posts containing sensitive or triggering material until you're ready to engage with them. Each community has its own guidelines and moderators to keep its members safe, and robust blocking and reporting tools help prevent abuse.

More features:

• Dark Mode: Read posts in light, dark, or true black mode
• Polls: Ask followers for their opinion and tally the votes
• Explore: Trending hashtags and accounts are a tap away
• Notifications: Get notified about new follows, replies, and reblogs
• Sharing: Post directly to Mastodon from any share sheet in any app
• Cuteness: Our mascot is an adorable elephant, and you'll see them pop up from time to time

Mastodon is a registered nonprofit and development is supported directly by your donations. There’s no advertising, no monetization, and no venture capital, and we plan to keep it that way.
Updated on
Apr 12, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Personal info
No data collected
Learn more about how developers declare collection
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

7K reviews
R Garden
November 30, 2023
I love Mastodon, but lately this app has been extremely glitchy. Eg, right now I am unable to send any posts, the app will not update notifications, etc & just keeps buffering. The issue was taken care of very promptly by the instance administrator within minutes of finally getting a post through telling them about it. They genuinely care at Mastodon.
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Arun Dutta
October 27, 2023
Decent app so far. I like that it uses the Material You colors! Seems like it's missing a few features that are available on the browser, like hashtag following. The Mastodon community is fairly global, so I would really love it if the translate language option was more easily accessible on posts instead of just a drop down option.
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Eyal Kalderon
July 18, 2023
Previous version of the app was pretty awful to use, with confusing blank-slate UX and several key missing features (most notably, no dedicated UI for DMs), but I put up with it. However, the recent Material redesign is a very welcome change! The interface now feels much more at home on Android in virtually all respects. It's leagues better than before. Sadly, there's still no UI for user DMs. I also rarely (if ever) receive system notifications from this app on my S22+ for some reason.
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What's new

- Adjust filters in the Notifications tab to silence unwanted alerts*
- Opt into push notifications when a user posts by tapping the bell 🔔 in the top corner of a user's profile.
- Mute overly active conversation notifications via the More button ⋮ on your posts
- When writing a post, choose Quiet public 🌙 visibility to avoid appearing in feeds or searches
- Improved post legibility with adjusted line height
- Bug fixes

*Your server must support filtered notifications to see this option.