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 ActivityPub (e.g. Funkwhale, Hubzilla, Mastodon, Pleroma, Pixelfed), OStatus (e.g. StatusNet, GNU social, Quitter) and diaspora* protocols.

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 decentralized 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!

Try Friendica

Do you want to try Friendica but don't have the technical knowledge to install your server? You can create an account on one of the many servers out there which accept new users!

Have a look at the list of public servers

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.

Run your own server

Be part of the network, host a Friendica server for you, your family and your friends!

Installation guide


Last News

Friendica 2020.09-1 hotfix release

During the RC phase of the 2020.09 release of Friendica a problem during sending out notification mails was not observed by the testers, but only reported after the release. Therefore we release now the 2020.09-1 hotfix release which will re-enable those mails. How to Update Updating from old Friendica versions If you are updating from […]

Wrapping up the Remote Friendica Hackathon 2020

Last weekend we had our annual Hackathon for the Friendica project. Unlike the years before, this time organized remotely using a conference room at the BigBlueButton instance of Senfcall instead of the cozy venture at E-LOK. Meeting in person is great, for all the socializing around the project, but we did manage to get some […]

Friendica 2020.09 Released

We are happy to announce the availability of Friendica Red Hot Poker 2020.09, wrapping up the work over the summer. It bundles some exciting new features and enhancements with numerous fixes along the way. This release is composed of 230 pull requests to the development branch, that close 65 numbered tickets and enhanced several aspects […]


Friendica Hackathon 2020 Schedule

As mentioned before the Friendica Hackathon this year wont be in Berlin. Instead over the weekend from Friday, September 25th to Sunday, September 27th, we will come together virtually and you are invited to join us. You want to join the Hackathon? Great to hear! And welcome aboard. Please let us know about your plans […]

Hotfix Release of Friendica 2020.07-1

Thanks to Roger Meyer who reported a flaw in the administration module of Friendica, we could fix a security vulnerability that could leak sensitive information from the server environment. The hotfix release 2020.07-1 includes the patch for the stable release branch of Friendica. The development and RC branches have been updated as well. Affected versions […]