In this exciting new release: Moving accounts, trending hashtags, private servers and more!
Mastodon is completely opposed to Gab’s project and philosophy, which seeks to monetize and platform racist content while hiding behind the banner of free speech. Mastodon remains committed to standing up against hate speech; for example, our new server covenant means we only list servers on joinmastodon.org that are committed to active moderation against racism, sexism and transphobia. The Mastodon community does not approve of their attempt to hijack our infrastructure and has already taken steps to isolate Gab and keep hate speech off the fediverse.
The latest release of Mastodon introduces a simplified single-column interface as the new default for new users
With the sad news that KNZK was shutting down we thought it might be useful for people to have a refresher on the features that Mastodon has built in that make moving instances easy and painless.Backing up Your Data Data export
If you are moving to a new instance the first thing you will want to do is to get a backup of all of your data.
To provide a safer experience to new Mastodon users, we are changing the joinmastodon.org server picker
Using the Blurhash algorithm in Mastodon 2.8.1 to generate prettier previews for sensitive media