If you want, you can move your Mastodon account from one instance (server) to another.

Moving lets you take your followers, follows and some settings with you.

1. Create a new account on the instance you want to move to, but DO NOT delete the old account.

2. Log into your NEW account, go to Edit Profile > Moving From A Different Account, click on "create an account alias" and follow the instructions.

3. Log into your OLD account, go to Edit Profile > Move To A Different Account, click on "configure it here" and follow the instructions.

4. On your OLD account, go to Preferences > Import And Export > Data Export and download the settings and follows lists.

5. On your NEW account, go to Preferences > Import And Export > Import and upload the lists you just downloaded in the previous step.

After doing all these, your old account will redirect to the new one, and your followers will transfer automatically (with a short delay).

@feditips Wenn Sie möchten, können Sie Ihr Mastodon-Konto von einer Instanz (Server) auf eine andere verschieben.

Beim Umzug können Sie Ihre Follower, Follower und einige Einstellungen mitnehmen.

1. Erstellen Sie ein neues Konto auf der Instanz, auf die Sie umziehen möchten, aber löschen Sie das alte Konto NICHT.

2. Loggen Sie sich in Ihr NEUES Konto ein, gehen Sie zu Profil bearbeiten > Von einem anderen Konto umziehen, klicken Sie auf "Konto-Alias erstellen" und folgen Sie den Anweisungen.

3. Loggen Sie sich in Ihr altes Konto ein, gehen Sie zu "Profil bearbeiten" > "In ein anderes Konto umziehen", klicken Sie auf "hier konfigurieren" und folgen Sie den Anweisungen.


4. Gehen Sie in Ihrem alten Konto zu Einstellungen > Importieren und Exportieren > Datenexport und laden Sie die Einstellungen und die folgenden Listen herunter.

5. Gehen Sie in Ihrem NEUEN Konto zu Einstellungen > Importieren und Exportieren > Importieren und laden Sie die Listen hoch, die Sie im vorherigen Schritt heruntergeladen haben.

Nachdem Sie all diese Schritte durchgeführt haben, wird Ihr altes Konto auf das neue Konto umgeleitet, und Ihre Follower werden automatisch übertragen (mit einer kurzen Verzögerung).

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As far as I know, this only works going from one Mastodon instance to another Mastodon instance.

Si lo desea, puede mover su cuenta de Mastodon de una instancia (servidor) a otra.
Moverte te permite llevar contigo a tus seguidores, seguimientos y algunas configuraciones.

1. Cree una nueva cuenta en la instancia a la que desea mudarse, pero NO elimine la cuenta anterior.
2. Inicie sesión en su NUEVA cuenta, vaya a Editar perfil > Pasar de una cuenta diferente, haga clic en "crear un alias de cuenta" y siga las instrucciones.

3. Inicie sesión en su cuenta ANTIGUA, vaya a Editar perfil > Mover a otra cuenta, haga clic en "Configurar aquí" y siga las instrucciones.
4. En su cuenta ANTIGUA, vaya a Preferencias > Importar y exportar > Exportación de datos y descargue la configuración y las siguientes listas.
5. En su NUEVA cuenta, vaya a Preferencias > Importar y exportar > Importar y cargue las listas que acaba de descargar en el paso anterior.

Después de hacer todo esto, su cuenta anterior se redirigirá a la nueva y sus seguidores se transferirán automáticamente (con un breve retraso).

@feditips thank you for mentioning and remembering to this Tip. 👍

@feditips is there some benefit to doing that vs having an account on both and, for example?


The method above is for people who want to move to another instance and keep their existing follows/followers.

You can have multiple simultaneous accounts if you prefer, but you would have to build followings separately for each.

@feditips would you advise to delete the old account after that? As far as I understood one can't take _all_ back? Will it be possible to connect several accounts on different instances?


Umm... personally I would leave the old account alive as it redirects people to your new account, so people will still know where to find you even if they have your old address.

But it's a matter of personal taste, it's up to you!


No problem! Very happy to help people on here 😄

Let me know if I can help again!

@feditips I hope someday Mastodon devs implement a full migration system, like the "nomadic identity" that Hubzilla has, so we can also carry our whole toot stream with us when we move instances.

@Cairo Braga That would be a great thing. It's one of the big reasons I chose #hubzilla as the software for my instance.

@feditips I advise avoiding this because when I did it, it was a disaster. None of the people I was following went to my new account and because the old account was disabled I couldn't go back and find out who they were to re-follow them.


I'm really sorry to hear that.

Transferring follows and followers are two totally separate processes, that's why there are so many steps above.

Some people have done just the steps for transferring their followers, and not done the additional steps for transferring follows. Is it possible that's what happened to you?

@feditips Can someone tell me why my was suspended from

The admin of my instance still have no response from the owner, even without any report to the instance.

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