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Bump mkdirp from 1.0.4 to 2.1.3 (#23228)
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.circleci Update circleci (#21880) 2 months ago
.devcontainer Install SSH server into devcontainer image (#22679) 4 weeks ago
.github Only build latest commit on branch for image (#23306) 1 day ago
app autofocus the compose form again on /share (#23094) 20 hours ago
bin Update Mastodon to Rails 6.1 (#15910) 2 years ago
chart helm: cleanup helm chart, now in mastodon/chart (#21801) 2 months ago
config Change email address input to be disabled for logged-in users when requesting a new confirmation e-mail (#23247) 7 days ago
db Fix situations in which instance actor can be set to a Mastodon-incompatible name (#22307) 2 weeks ago
dist Fix nginx location matching (#20198) 3 months ago
lib Bump version to 4.1.0rc2 (#23220) 6 days ago
log Initial commit 7 years ago
public Expand Stylelint glob to include CSS files (#22469) 4 weeks ago
spec Add `roles` attribute to Account entities in REST API (#23255) 6 days ago
streaming Enable eslint:recommended ruleset (#22433) 1 month ago
vendor Increase files checked by ESLint (#9705) 4 years ago
.browserslistrc Add ES6 compatibility to browserslist (#18519) 8 months ago
.buildpacks Remove nodejs buildpack from buildpacks (#14364) 3 years ago
.codeclimate.yml Replace from Code Climate to Super-Linter (#18587) 8 months ago
.deepsource.toml Update .deepsource.toml (#15753) 2 years ago
.dockerignore Update .dockerignore/.gitignore for #16947 etc (#17099) 1 year ago
.editorconfig Add final newline to locale files (#2890) 6 years ago
.env.production.sample fix: remove SMTP_SERVER (#21342) 2 months ago
.env.test Bump webpacker from 4.0.7 to 4.2.0 (#12416) 3 years ago
.env.vagrant Add a default DB_HOST to .env.vagrant for enable the streaming (#14030) 3 years ago
.eslintignore Increase files checked by ESLint (#9705) 4 years ago
.eslintrc.js Enable ESLint jsx-a11y/recommended ruleset (#23309) 1 day ago
.foreman Replace sprockets/browserify with Webpack (#2617) 6 years ago
.gitattributes Add .gitattributes file to avoid unwanted CRLF (#3954) 6 years ago
.gitignore helm: cleanup helm chart, now in mastodon/chart (#21801) 2 months ago
.haml-lint.yml Added haml-lint and fix warnings (#2773) 6 years ago
.nanoignore Remove Storybook (#4397) 6 years ago
.nvmrc Align everything to Node.js 16 (#22223) 2 months ago
.prettierignore helm: cleanup helm chart, now in mastodon/chart (#21801) 2 months ago
.prettierrc.js Format JSON and YAML using Prettier (#17823) 11 months ago
.profile Add ffmpeg and dependent packages as well as LD_LIBRARY_PATHs (#3276) 6 years ago
.rspec Adding a Mention model, test stubs 7 years ago
.rubocop.yml Run Prettier on YML files (#22345) 2 months ago
.ruby-gemset Make Mastodon use its own gemset (#17858) 6 months ago
.ruby-version Bump Ruby version from 3.0.3 to 3.0.4 (#18028) 6 months ago
.slugignore Remove Storybook (#4397) 6 years ago
.yarnclean Replace from scss-lint to sass-lint (#10958) 4 years ago Update (#20630) 3 months ago
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Procfile fix: make Procfile compatible with herokuish (#12685) 2 years ago Set RAILS_ENV in (#15502) 2 years ago Downgrade Node.js requirement to 14+ (#22342) 4 weeks ago
Rakefile Initial commit 7 years ago Change e-mail in (#20384) 3 months ago
Vagrantfile Update Ubuntu, Node versions, dependencies (#22075) 2 months ago
app.json Make enable_starttls configurable by envvars (#20321) 3 months ago
babel.config.js Remove dependency for @babel/plugin-proposal-class-properties (#16155) 2 years ago Fix rubocop issues, introduce usage of frozen literal to improve performance 6 years ago
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postcss.config.js Remove object-fit polyfill for the old Microsoft Edge (#22693) 4 weeks ago
priv-config TOR federation (#7875) 5 years ago
scalingo.json Make enable_starttls configurable by envvars (#20321) 3 months ago
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yarn.lock Bump mkdirp from 1.0.4 to 2.1.3 (#23228) 18 hours ago


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Mastodon is a free, open-source social network server based on ActivityPub where users can follow friends and discover new ones. On Mastodon, users can publish anything they want: links, pictures, text, video. All Mastodon servers are interoperable as a federated network (users on one server can seamlessly communicate with users from another one, including non-Mastodon software that implements ActivityPub)!

Click below to learn more in a video:




No vendor lock-in: Fully interoperable with any conforming platform

It doesn't have to be Mastodon; whatever implements ActivityPub is part of the social network! Learn more

Real-time, chronological timeline updates

Updates of people you're following appear in real-time in the UI via WebSockets. There's a firehose view as well!

Media attachments like images and short videos

Upload and view images and WebM/MP4 videos attached to the updates. Videos with no audio track are treated like GIFs; normal videos loop continuously!

Safety and moderation tools

Mastodon includes private posts, locked accounts, phrase filtering, muting, blocking and all sorts of other features, along with a reporting and moderation system. Learn more

OAuth2 and a straightforward REST API

Mastodon acts as an OAuth2 provider, so 3rd party apps can use the REST and Streaming APIs. This results in a rich app ecosystem with a lot of choices!


Tech stack:

  • Ruby on Rails powers the REST API and other web pages
  • React.js and Redux are used for the dynamic parts of the interface
  • Node.js powers the streaming API


  • PostgreSQL 9.5+
  • Redis 4+
  • Ruby 2.7+
  • Node.js 14+

The repository includes deployment configurations for Docker and docker-compose as well as specific platforms like Heroku, Scalingo, and Nanobox. For Helm charts, reference the mastodon/chart repository. The standalone installation guide is available in the documentation.

A Vagrant configuration is included for development purposes. To use it, complete following steps:

  • Install Vagrant and Virtualbox
  • Install the vagrant-hostsupdater plugin: vagrant plugin install vagrant-hostsupdater
  • Run vagrant up
  • Run vagrant ssh -c "cd /vagrant && foreman start"
  • Open http://mastodon.local in your browser


Mastodon is free, open-source software licensed under AGPLv3.

You can open issues for bugs you've found or features you think are missing. You can also submit pull requests to this repository or submit translations using Crowdin. To get started, take a look at If your contributions are accepted into Mastodon, you can request to be paid through our OpenCollective.

IRC channel: #mastodon on


Copyright (C) 2016-2022 Eugen Rochko & other Mastodon contributors (see

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with this program. If not, see