How to download, create an account on iPhone, Android smartphone

Mastodon is an open-source microblogging site similar to the Discord app, a social media platform. Know how to download, create an account on iPhone, Android Smartphone.

Mastodon App Latest Update: Tweets and toots currently co-exist in the social media sphere. As Elon Musk celebrates a record number of active users on Twitter, many users overwhelmed by the current chaos on Twitter are looking for an alternative to the Bird “Larry” app. Of all the other options, Mastodon is the one that caught the eye.

Mastodon is an open-source microblogging site similar to the Discord app, a social media platform. In dedicated community servers, the Mastodon platform provides an ad-free decentralized space for users to share their ideas. It is possible to join, create servers, post “toots” (instead of tweets), follow other people and organizations, and favorite (like) and boost (retweet) posts from ‘other people. It is said to be easier and safer than other social media platforms.

But what exactly are servers and how do you set up your new Mastodon account? Let’s go through the process of creating a Mastodon profile step by step.

KNOW HOW TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT ON MASTODON

In Android and iOS, the process of creating an account is quite simple. Simply enter your username, email address and password, then check the box to agree to the Terms of Service and Server Rules.

  • Download Mastodon from Play Store or App Store.
  • Open the app and click on the “Get Started” option to create your new account.
  • The Mastodon app will display some of the platform’s available servers. You can choose which servers you want to start with. The servers are based on a wide range of people’s interests, including general news and other topics.
  • After selecting the servers, click on the “Next” option.
  • You will be shown some basic rules of the platform. Read it carefully and then click Next option.
  • Enter your profile details such as display name, username for Mastodon, email and profile password.
  • Now click on the Next option.
  • Mastodon will send a verification link to your mentioned/given email id. Check your email and click on it.
  • The platform may take a few moments to send the link. Also check your spam folder; sometimes the verification email ends up there.
  • You will be directed to the Mastodon home page once your email address has been verified. You can now read messages from people on servers of your choice.

WHAT IS FEDIVERS?

Mastodon uses a collection of thousands of social networks running on servers around the world that are linked by common Mastodon technology, on a platform known as “Fediverse”. In other words, Mastodon is Fediverse – interconnecting various servers that users can choose, create or even leave. You can connect to multiple servers and switch between instances at any time. Most Mastodon servers accept registration and will only require an email address and password to login.




Publication Date: November 13, 2022 11:30 PM IST



Update date: Nov 13, 2022 11:40 PM IST

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