GNU social

GNU social

The free software social networking platform.

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GNU social supports both single-user and community modes and can be used in an intranet environment or as part of the wider Free Network.


Follows AnyBrowser and A11Y guidelines. It runs virtually anywhere you can run a common piece of web software, such as WordPress or Drupal. JavaScript is optional.


True to the Unix-philosophy of small programs to do a small job, GNU social can be easily expanded and customized via its simple plugin API.

Privacy focused

GNU social is part of the GNU project, it's 100% free software, with no malicious features or spyware.

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Where can I join GNU social?

There are many kinds of GNU social server instances online right now!

Click here to see a list of popular GNU social sites you can join!

Disclaimer: Please note that the GNU social development team is not responsible for the operation or content of sites that run its software.

Support GNU social

Support the team making GNU social possible!

Who makes GNU social?

The current development team is lead by Diogo Cordeiro. A list containing the current devs and other contributors is available here. The founders of the GNU social project were Matt Lee, Evan Prodromou and Mikael Nordfeldth.


Discuss the project on our IRC channel #social on

Contribute code, report bugs and request features on our repository.

If you are a student you can also apply to GNU social's Summer of Code.

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