Frequently asked questions

What is — A new social network and publishing platform for independent microblogs, created by Manton Reece.

What are the paid plans on for? — is free for basic accounts and paid for extra features. can host your microblog for $5/month, including cross-posting to other social media platforms. If you host your own microblog, you can get the cross-posting feature for $2/month. See this help page for more details on pricing.

How do I get the iOS app? — The app is now available for download on the App Store. If you had previously downloaded the beta app via TestFlight, please delete that older version from your phone so that it doesn’t accidentally open when signing in.

How do I follow other users? — You can find new users in the Discover tab on the web site and in the iPhone or Mac apps. You can also check the #followme channel on the Microblogging Slack.

Am I required to use Gravatar for my profile image? — No, you can now upload your own profile photo. See the link near the top of the Account page.

What is the difference between and Shouldn’t these point to the same thing? — URLs with are independent sites, hosted by They could just as easily be The page has all your posts — possibly from multiple feeds — as well as the Follow button.

When I try to post to my new microblog from iOS or the Mac, why does it prompt for an external site? — If you created your hosted microblog after signing in to the native apps, you may need to sign out and then back in from the apps for your new site to be recognized. We’re fixing this for the next version.

Why do I see all replies in the timeline, even those directed at people I don’t follow? — We wanted to show all replies by default to make it easier to find new users to follow. You can change this setting under Account → Timeline on the web.

When I tap to stop scrolling in the iOS app, should really show the menu? — This is a known issue that will be fixed in a future version.