What is GoToSocial?

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GoToSocial.svg GoToSocial
Website docs.gotosocial.org
Official instance gts.superseriousbusiness.org
List of instances fediverse.observer

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GoToSocial is a microblogging service and one of the Fediverse's replacements for Twitter.
It is just a server though, without a frontend, which means you have to use Tusky or Pinafore to use it.

What does GoToSocial feel like?

Since you use it with Tusky or Pinafore it feels exactly like Mastodon when using one of these apps.
There are just a few little differences.

What are some advantages over Twitter, Mastodon & Co?

With GoToSocial you have a character limit of 5000 by default - the admin can change that.
Same goes for the default limit for poll options (6) and other limits.

Comparison of microblogging services
Twitter Mastodon Ecko Pleroma Akkoma GNU Social GoToSocial Calckey Misskey
character limit 280 500 admin decision 3000
feed algorithmic chronological
reach far familiar

Further Reading

How do I get an account?
Getting started with your Fediverse account
Best practices
GoToSocial - the advanced page on GoToSocial

External links

Main article: GoToSocial weblinks