How do I get an account?
Creating an account is easy. First you choose an instance and then you register with your email and password.
How to choose an instance
- If you want an instance local to where you live check out the Local instances.
- If you want a special interest instance check out the Special interest instances.
- Otherwise go to the list of instances of your desired software (e.g. on the Fediverse Observer) and go e.g. by instance size (users).
- If you don't know what software you want to use yet you might want to go back to What are Fediverse projects?.
Once you found an instance, before you create an account, make sure you get familiar with the instance rules and are okay with them.
Too few or soft rules could mean you're getting a lot of unwanted messages or posts on your local or global feeds.
Creating your account
All you need to create an account is an email address and a password. No phone number or other form of identification is needed.
You can choose any username that doesn't exist on that instance yet.
So even if someone else on the Fediverse is already called @anonymous you can still call yourself @anonymous if you're on a different instance.
Your Fediverse handle will be email@example.com and everybody on the Fediverse will be able to find you with that handle.