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 2022.06 released

We are very happy to announce the avail-ability of the new stable version of Friendica. With this release the “Siberian Iris” cycle is closed and we start a new one, the “Giant Rhubarb“. 20 people have contributed directly to the code of Friendica “Giant Rhubarb” over the last year, committing over 2500 pull requests fixing […]

Friendica 2022.09 Release Candidate available

We are happy to announce the availability of the release candidate for the upcoming Friendica 2022.09 release, to focus on fixing existing bugs and smoothing out of rough edges.. Since June we have fixed around 30 filed tickets from the issue tracker, around 70 pull requests have been labeled as enhancements. Among these the highlights […]

Friendica 2022.05 Release Candidate Available

We are happy to announce the availability of the release candidate for the upcoming Friendica 2022.05 release, to focus on fixing existing bugs and smoothing out of rough edges.. Since the release in March a regression was fixed that could lead to mentioning all accounts that received a non-public posting; the Dansk (da_DK) translation was […]


Friendica 2022.03 released

We are very happy to announce the availability of the new stable release of Friendica “Siberian Iris” 2022.03. This release is mainly a bug fixing release with breaking changes. Notably these are: The closing of a bug in the recipient selector for private messages. The bug could result in direct messages being send to the […]

Friendica 2022.02 released

We are very happy to announce the availability of the new stable release of Friendica “Siberian Iris” 2022.02. This is the first release containing the work of the Arabic translation team – thanks a lot for your work! Other highlights of the release are The video tab was removed from the profile, in exchange Friendica […]