Mastodon Gets An Official iPhone App Finally

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Mastodon, the decentralised social network, now has an official iPhone app. Mastodon’s foundation has released an new apple iphone app to complement an existing web version and a number of third-party apps for iOS, Android, and other platforms. The apple iphone ios app is free and has a feature set similar to Mastodon’s main service, although it lacks Mastodon’s extensive local and federated timelines. According to Mastodon, the app is aims to attract new users to Mastodon’s atypical social platform. Mastodon resembles Twitter in appearance. But instead of a single central network, it is constructed upon independently maintained communities (and the Activity Pub protocol).

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You can make an account in any community you want while also following and messaging individuals in other groups. Additionally, it’s a unique design among modern social platforms. It may be easier for the individuals who have an official iOS entry point. CEO Eugen Rochko revealed plans for a similar Android app. Mastodon’s iOS app has polls and sensitive content filtering. And the app page mentions Mastodon’s “ad-free, chronological timeline,” which distinguishes it from larger services like Twitter.

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According to Rochko, the timelines were a “suboptimal” way to discover new information; and removing them also decreased the risk of a clash with Apple. Additionally, this has forced several social networks to limit what users can find through their apps. (Reddit’s iOS app requires you to opt in to NSFW content over the web.) You can continue to use one of the existing iOS applications or simply check in over the web; if you want a different feature set.

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