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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.



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.



Extensible via third-party plugins and themes.

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

Last News

Friendica 3.6 released

The year started with sad news that Tony Baldwin passed away January 6th. Tony was an early member of the Friendica/RedMatrix/Hubzilla community who contributed ideas, addons, themes and utility tools. He was a great spirit among the FLOSS people, an artist, a translator, an interpreter and a great friend who is deeply missed. This release is dedicated […]

Develop: Executables have moved permanently

For anyone using the develop branch, as of now there are major changes about the executable scripts: composer.phar, worker.php, daemon.php and auth_ejabberd.php have been moved to the newly created bin/ folder A new CLI console has been created and can be accessed with bin/console or php bin/console.php. Calling it without arguments shows the list of available commands. All the PHP executable scripts in util/ and scripts/dbstructure.php have been moved to […]

Friendica 3.6 RC available

Hey everyone, we have just branched off a release candidate branch for the next stable release of Friendica to focus on testing the code and fixing the final problem. For this to succeed, we’d like to ask you to test the 3.6-rc code on your node if you like. This branch is for the final […]

Zwenkau 2018

Dear community members, the preparations for the Friendica and Hubzilla Community meetup this summer have just begun. We are looking for a weekend the happening should take place. If you plan to join us at the lake side, please have a look at the planing dudle and pick a date you have time.

Important changes for the development branch of Friendica

Soon we will merge a change into the develop branch that will affect the way that the system is updated. By now it was enough to call “git pull” to get the newest code. When you are on the “develop” branch you will now have to execute a second command after this pull. For a […]