You can force a profile or post to appear on your Fediverse instance by pasting its URL into the search box.
When you click search, it will look for that profile or post on the remote instance and display it on your instance. This makes it easy to interact with it, follow it etc.
This paste-and-search method works on most Fediverse platforms such as Mastodon etc. It is very useful if a post or profile hasn't federated to your instance yet.
To see the URL of a Fediverse profile, click on the profile's picture (avatar). This should open the profile in a new window on its home instance. Copy this new window's URL.
To see the URL of a post, click on the date next to it. This should open the post in a new window on its home instance. Copy this new window's URL.
@feditips Thanks for the tip. I was looking for a post from peertube, but wasn't able to get to it even with account holding it. This tip saved my life. 👍
That's a good point, you can paste PeerTube, PixelFed etc URLs into Mastodon, it works with URLs from anywhere on the ActivityPub Fediverse.
@feditips Great, thanks! This is a very helpfull tip for new instances like mine. Kind of quiet in the Federation tap.
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