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 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.


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!

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.



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.

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 2021.09 released

The summer sprint is over and we are happy to announce the availability of the new stable release of Friendica “Siberian Iris” 2021.09. It contains more then 160 pull requests from seven contributors and updates to several language packages from the translation teams. For a detailed overview of the changes, please have a look at […]

Friendica 2021.12 Release Candidate available

We are happy to announce the availability of the release candidate branch of Friendica 2021.12, which was just branched off the current development branch, to focus on fixing existing bugs and smoothing out of rough edges. If you want to help in this process, you can checkout the 2021.21-rc branch from the git repositories (core […]

Friendica Hackathon 2021

Following our tradition of annual Hackathons we will gather together at the first weekend in October (Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd). As it was the case last year, the 2021 Hackathon will be online again. Further information on how to join will be posted in this conversation in the developers Forum. If you want to […]

Friendica 2021.09 Release Candidate available

We are pleased to announce that we branched off the 2021.09 release candidate from the current development branch in preparation to the upcoming release. Over the summer scheduled postings were implemented and the admin panels look into the log file got some refurbishment. For a more detailed list of changes, please see pull request 10621. […]

Friendica 2021.07 released

We are very happy to announce the availability of the new stable release of Friendica “Siberian Iris” 2021.07. This release contains 219 pull requests from ten contributors and the work of the translation teams. While fixing some problems identified, we have added some nice features support for right-to-left languages was added, the API was expanded […]