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Mastodon is not a single website. To use it, you need to make an account with a provider—we call them servers—that lets you connect with other people across Mastodon.

Getting started with Mastodon is easy


The first step is deciding which server you’d like to make your account on. Every server is operated by an independent organization or individual and may differ in moderation policies.

Your feed

With an account on your server, you can follow any other person on the network, regardless of where their account is hosted. You will see their posts in your home feed, and if they follow you, they will see yours in theirs.


Find a different server you'd prefer? With Mastodon, you can easily move your profile to a different server at any time without losing any followers. To be in complete control, you can create your own server.

Safe for all

We can't control the servers, but we can control what we promote on this page. Our organization will only point you to servers that are consistently committed to moderation against racism, sexism, and transphobia.


All servers listed here have committed to the Mastodon Server Covenant.


Where the provider is legally based.


Some providers specialize in hosting accounts from specific communities.

Network health