Do you want to restrict the audience for some of your toots?

βœ… Mastodon lets you control who can see your posts. When writing the message, click on the 🌎 below to adjust the post's visibility.

If you choose "Direct" the message becomes a DM, sent to anyone mentioned within it with an @

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@feditips Maybe you want to mention as well, that it's only a "suggestion" and nothing other servers have to obey.


I heard that Mastodon is working on a "local only" feature to keep a post within its instance.


The official version of Mastodon doesn't support instance-only posts, but there's a fork that does called Hometown:

You can also get your own managed hosting Hometown instance from Spacebear at

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