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Would I be able to view toots local to another community of which I'm not a member? Can I follow tweets of another instance?

@varkychen Yes and yes. Just use the full username from the user you want to follow. Like email! "@username@domain.com"

On the global timeline you see toots from people from other servers in the

@varkychen yup. We are on mstdn.social/ currently. Try viewing toots from mastodon.social/about and follow someone from there to check.

@kushal In my Local timeline? Or in the Federated timeline?

@varkychen local@timeline is for the toots@from your instance, federated is for toots also from other instances.

@kushal Can I then filter the federated timelines to only show toots from only those instances that I'm interested in?

@varkychen yes, just look into world TL. Default view is your personal TL which only display activity from the users you're following.

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