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app Fix Scheduler::SubscriptionsScheduler (#2834) 9 months ago
bin Install Yarn dependencies during setup (#1169) 10 months ago
config Merge tag 'v1.3.3' into oldbytes_stable 9 months ago
db OEmbed support for PreviewCard (#2337) 10 months ago
docs Fix redirect link on (#1595) 10 months ago
lib Bump version to 1.3.3 9 months ago
log Initial commit 2 years ago
public Red favicon for dev (#2470) 10 months ago
spec Fix Scheduler::SubscriptionsScheduler (#2834) 9 months ago
storybook Update storybook file autoload (#2057) 10 months ago
streaming Merged v1.3.2 9 months ago
vendor/assets Initial commit 2 years ago
.babelrc Debounce autosuggestions requests 1 year ago
.buildpacks Install nodejs before ruby 10 months ago
.codeclimate.yml Disable CodeClimate duplication checks (#1943) 10 months ago
.dockerignore Add eslint-plugin-jsx-a11y (#1651) 10 months ago
.editorconfig Dev Tooling fixes (eslint/editorconfig) (#1398) 10 months ago
.env.production.sample Merge tag 'v1.2.2' into oldbytes_stable 10 months ago
.env.test Add recovery code support for two-factor auth (#1773) 10 months ago
.env.vagrant Add a default to .env.vagrant 1 year ago
.eslintignore Dev Tooling fixes (eslint/editorconfig) (#1398) 10 months ago
.eslintrc.json Use new ESLint filename (.json) (#2248) 10 months ago
.gitignore Ignore /vendor/bundle (#1880) 10 months ago
.nvmrc update Node to 6.x LTS (#1228) 10 months ago
.rspec Adding a Mention model, test stubs 2 years ago
.rubocop.yml Fix tests, add applications to eager loading/cache for statuses, fix 1 year ago
.ruby-version Version bumps for ruby and misc gems (#1159) 10 months ago
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.travis.yml travis: Add yarn and nodejs caching (#2504) 10 months ago Update changelog 9 months ago README tidy up (#2026) 10 months ago
Capfile Speed up capistrano deployments 1 year ago
Dockerfile Update CA certificates in Dockerfile (#2339) 10 months ago Update steps 10 months ago
Gemfile Merge tag 'v1.3.3' into oldbytes_stable 9 months ago
Gemfile.lock Merge tag 'v1.3.3' into oldbytes_stable 9 months ago Adds note for instance admins. (#1925) 10 months ago
LICENSE Fix #49 - License changed from GPL-2.0 to AGPL-3.0 1 year ago
Procfile More robust PuSH subscription refreshes (#2799) 9 months ago README tidy up (#2026) 10 months ago
Rakefile Initial commit 2 years ago
Vagrantfile Alter Vagrantfile to use RVM for Ruby installation (#2346) 10 months ago
app.json More SMTP customization (#1372) 10 months ago Fix rubocop issues, introduce usage of frozen literal to improve performance 1 year ago
docker-compose.yml Use image too in docker-compose (#1109) 10 months ago
package.json Added the repository field and a script for after npm version (#2459) 10 months ago
scalingo.json More SMTP customization (#1372) 10 months ago
yarn.lock Fixes string length issue for multibyte characters. (#2443) 10 months ago


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Mastodon is a free, open-source social network server. A decentralized solution to commercial platforms, it avoids the risks of a single company monopolizing your communication. Anyone can run Mastodon and participate in the social network seamlessly.

An alternative implementation of the GNU social project. Based on ActivityStreams, Webfinger, PubsubHubbub and Salmon.

Click on the screenshot to watch a demo of the UI:


The project focus is a clean REST API and a good user interface. Ruby on Rails is used for the back-end, while React.js and Redux are used for the dynamic front-end. A static front-end for public resources (profiles and statuses) is also provided.

If you would like, you can support the development of this project on Patreon. Alternatively, you can donate to this BTC address: 17j2g7vpgHhLuXhN4bueZFCvdxxieyRVWd



  • Fully interoperable with GNU social and any OStatus platform Whatever implements Atom feeds, ActivityStreams, Salmon, PubSubHubbub and Webfinger is part of the network
  • Real-time timeline updates See the updates of people you're following appear in real-time in the UI via WebSockets
  • Federated thread resolving If someone you follow replies to a user unknown to the server, the server fetches the full thread so you can view it without leaving the UI
  • Media attachments like images and WebM Upload and view images and WebM videos attached to the updates
  • OAuth2 and a straightforward REST API Mastodon acts as an OAuth2 provider so 3rd party apps can use the API, which is RESTful and simple
  • Background processing for long-running tasks Mastodon tries to be as fast and responsive as possible, so all long-running tasks that can be delegated to background processing, are
  • Deployable via Docker You don't need to mess with dependencies and configuration if you want to try Mastodon, if you have Docker and Docker Compose the deployment is extremely easy


There are guides in the documentation repository for deploying on various platforms.


You can open issues for bugs you've found or features you think are missing. You can also submit pull requests to this repository. Here are the guidelines for code contributions

IRC channel: #mastodon on

Extra credits

  • The Emoji One pack has been used for the emojis
  • The error page image courtesy of Dopatwo

Mastodon error image