Elon Musk has owned Twitter since its inception. Users are looking for Twitter alternatives. Mastodon is one such ideal substitute. Mastodon is a thriving community that is decentralised, ad-free, and allows you to run your own servers. You can also change your Mastodon server. When it comes to everyday use, there are significant differences. Twitter has a character limit of 280 characters, whereas Mastodon allows you to write up to 500 characters. So it’s certainly worth a shot!
To switch from Twitter to Mastodon, delete or deactivate your Twitter account > Make a Mastodon account > tap “Get Started” > Select a server from the list > the list will be filtered by subject and language > Make your initial post > Investigate the Fediverse.
To transition from Twitter to Mastodon, delete or deactivate your Twitter account > Create a Mastodon account > click “Get Started” > Choose a server > the list will be filtered by subject and language > Make your first post > Explore Fediverse.
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.
Although, if you are not sure, protect your tweets first. For this, click Audience and Tagging in the Privacy and Safety area of your Twitter settings, then click the check box that says Protect your Tweets.
Step 2: Create Your Mastodon Account
The next step you need to follow is to create your Mastodon account. For this, sign up by entering the web “joinMastodon.org: Just enter a username, email address, and password.
Step 3: Choose A Server
In the next step, you need to find a server option. You will find a list of all the available servers in Mastodon, you can filter this list both by subject and language. You also need to look at how many users are involved in each of these instances. You can change a server on Mastodon as well.
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 Sync Your Mastodon Back To Twitter?
If you don’t want to leave Twitter completely and still want to join Mastodon, what you need to do is sync between both of them. Here’s how to do that.
Step 1: Get an IFTTT account
Step 2: Connect the Twitter channel
Step 3: Connect the Feed channel.
Step 4: Create a new applet.
Step 5: Use the Feed channel, ‘New Feed Item’
Step 6: Use your user’s personal atom feed.
Step 7: Use EntryContent as your tweet content.
Step 8: Save it, you’re done!
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.
Best Mastodon Servers
There are more than 50 servers online. Here, we have compiled a list of the best 15 Mastodon change server:
This concludes our post on how to switch from Twitter to Mastodon. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave them in the comments section below. On Mastodon, you can also block external instances.