Decentralization

Decentralized architecture with no central authority or ownership.

Relationships can be made across any compatible system, creating a network of Internet scale made up of smaller sites.

Seamless wall-to-wall posts and remote comments, even across different network nodes.

Privacy

Access lists for every item.

Private conversation groups — on these pages all communications are restricted to group members.

One-to-one private messaging on supported protocols.

Optionally "expire" old content after a certain period of time.

Download your personal data. It all belongs to you.

Interoperability

Built-in support for StatusNet, GNU social, Quitter, and diaspora*.

Support for email contacts and communications (two-way) via IMAP4rev1/ESMTP.

Import arbitrary websites and blogs into your social stream via RSS/Atom feeds.

Support for other services via plugins.

A personal social network

Keep in contact with people you care about.

Posts

Write your thoughts, edit them if you want. Comment, Like and Dislike posts from your contacts.

Photos

Share your holiday photos, but only with people you want.

Events

Organize the next meeting of your reading group, or let everybody know about your cool party!

Profiles

Like in real life, have a public profile and private aspects only for your closest friends. Or keep everything private!

Free software — Free protocols

Friendica is free software and use free protocols.

Stack

PHP & MySQL

Run your personal Friendica node on shared hosts.

Friendica runs on PHP with MySQL as a database. If you can run WordPress, you can run Friendica.

Plugin

Extensible

Extensible via third-party plugins and themes.

Add functionality, personalize the look and feel, connect to third-party services.


Last News

Friendica 2019.06 Released

Thanks everyone who contributed, be it directly by committing patches or new features, doing translations or reporting issues. And now, we happily announce the availability of Friendica 2019.06. It contains many bug fixes, enhancements of existing functionality and some new features. The most noteworthy changes since the last release in March are: Added native two-factor […]

Friendica 2019.09-rc Release Candidate available for testing

Today we have branched off the release candidate (RC) for the upcoming 2019.09 release of Friendica. Since early June, we fixed some bugs and added some interesting new features. These include: improvements to the use of two factor authorisation. If you are using 2FA and apps, you need to re-set the passwords for those apps. […]

Friendica and Fediverse Talk in Berlin

There will be an introductory talk with discussion afterwards in the Berlin (Germany) Café Schätzchen (Dem Café für Schöne Dinge & Salonkultur) about the Fediverse as Alternative for Facebook, Instagram and nebenan.de as part of their parlour evenings. In diesem Vortrag soll es um eine Alternative gehen: Das Fediverse Dies ist ein soziales Netzwerk, welches nicht […]


Happy 9th Birthday Friendica!

9 years ago, on July 1st 2010, Mike MacGirvin committed his initial work on what would become Friendica. Since it has gone through many changes, PHP versions, maintainers, name even, but it is still alive and kicking and ready for its tenth year running. Thanks to everyone who has donated or still donate their time […]

Friendica release candidate 2019.06-rc available

Today we have branched off the release candidate (RC) for the upcoming 2019.06 release of Friendica. Since end of March, we fixed some bugs and added some interesting new features. These include: Two factor authorisation (Google authenticator compatible) was added to the login process for user accounts. Handling of re-shares was improved and the number […]