Twitter is currently facing significant turmoil, to put it mildly. Following the appointment of the new “Chief Twit,” many advertisers and prominent users have abandoned the platform in search of better options. This has created opportunities for Twitter alternatives to emerge and fill the void. Apps such as Cohost, B-Heard, and CounterSocial offer users a safer environment, as they fear the interpretation of “free speech” on Twitter. Currently, the app that has been attracting the most attention is Mastodon.
In contrast to Twitter, Mastodon has two distinct timelines: local and federated. The local timeline consists of all public posts made by users on the same server as you, excluding replies to other users. The federated timeline, on the other hand, displays public posts from other servers that are connected to your server. Both timelines can be quite active with posts constantly appearing. A new concept in Mastodon is “boosting,” which is similar to Twitter’s retweet. Additionally, you can also follow a feed made up of accounts that you have chosen to subscribe to, much like Twitter.
To switch to Mastodon from Twitter, delete or deactivate your Twitter account > Create your Mastodon account > click”Get Started” > Pick a server > the list will be filtered by subject and language > Make your first post > Explore Fediverse.
How To Switch To Mastodon From Twitter?
The process is easy: just log in, grant it access to your new Mastodon account and your old Twitter account, and you’ll be presented with a page full of dozens to hundreds of people you once followed on Twitter. Hit the Follow all button to add them all at once. Jump back to your new Mastodon server, and hit refresh to see new posts from all your old Twitter friends.
Step 1: Delete or Deactivate Your Twitter Account
If you are fed up with Twitter, it’s the best time to give it up. Before switching to Mastodon, delete your Twitter account.
Click the More option > select Settings and Support > select Settings and Privacy > Account section > click Deactivate Your Account > Select a 30-day or 12-month reactivation grace period.
Step 2: Delete the Twitter App From Your Phones and Tablets
Removing the Twitter app from your phone may seem daunting, but it will ultimately provide a sense of relief. For Android users, simply drag the Twitter app towards the top of the screen and drop it on the Uninstall icon located on the top right. For iOS users, press and hold the app until it starts to shake, then tap the X in the top left corner of the icon.
While some utilize the DM feature on Twitter to keep in touch with loved ones, there are now numerous options for group messaging. You can utilize the default messaging service on your device, or choose a more advanced option by using your data plan.
Step 3: Choose A Server
The next step involves searching for a server option. Mastodon provides a comprehensive list of all the available servers, which you can filter by subject and language. Consider evaluating the number of users active on each instance. Additionally, Mastodon allows you to switch between servers.
To change server on Mastodon, Register a new server > Account > Moving from another account > Type old account handle > Account > Moving to another account > Type the new account handle.
Step 4: Make Your First Post
Now is the time to make your first post. Go to the extreme left corner > You’ll find a textbox in the middle > Write what’s on your mind. You can write up to 500 characters > Click on the Send button to post.
This is all that you need to know to switch to Mastodon from Twitter.
How To Find Your Twitter Friends On Mastodon?
You can find Twitter friends on Mastodon, by following the below-mentioned ways.
- Search via their username.
- You can import the list of followers.
- Check the users’ Following lists.
- View the Public and Explore Pages on other servers.
- Search for users on Fedi.Directory or Trunk by category.
- Batch Follow users on Trunk from Categories
- By the Fedifollows account on Mastodon.
- By Mastodon Bridge.