The decentralized Instagram alternative is a great option if you want to back up your feed, focus on photo-sharing, or cut loose from Meta's empire entirely. And making the leap is surprisingly easy.

cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/3228570

Pixelfed got featured on the Wired and here’s what @dansup@mastodon.social, the author of @pixelfed@mastodon.social, says:

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All those long nights working on backend scalability and performance improvements are about to be put to the test

I wasn’t anticipating this attention for a few more months, but I’m ready 😎

@caglel@lemmy.world
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What iOS Pixelfed client do you use?

Eggyhead
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I migrated a bunch of my Instagram to a Pixelfed account about a week ago. I like the built in editor in Instagram, so if anyone can suggest a similar alternative, I’d appreciate it.

I got far enough on pixelfed.social to confirm my email address, now I just get a blank blue screen. Not an encouraging first impression. Perhaps I tried to join during a media-caused mad rush or something?

Bady
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Perhaps, but pixelfed.social is said to be fine with the traffic as mentioned here. Did you try after some time? Were you able to get past it?

Problem seems to be the main site page doesn’t work on modern iOS, at least not with Lockdown Mode enabled. It loads fine on desktop, but not in any popular iOS browsers (all browser use the same underlying WebKit rendering tools from Apple anyway). That’s a bummer

Bady
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ReallyKinda
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Sounds great! Unfortunately insta is the only site I’ve kept to keep up with irl friends and family and I use it almost exclusively for that purpose (I don’t browse strangers’ posts) so it’s a much harder shift than Reddit —> kbin

Blxter
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This. I wish there was a front end that was easy to use like nitter or squawker for Twitter.

thehellboy
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@bady wired is paid… Did anyone read everything without being bored by the paywall?

millions
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I’m able to read the whole thing without one. Here’s an archived version in case you can’t, though

Absolutely love Pixelfed. It really captures the vibe Instagram had in 2012 before FB ruined it.

Varen
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Didn‘t knew that exists, awesome. Checking it out for sure :)

I’ve been using Pixelfed for a few months now and it’s super refreshing right now. Lots of interesting content without constant “influencers” promoting stuff or people trying to sell you things.

Broccoli
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Couldn’t find an android app. Is there one, or is my country not supported?

brzrd
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Use Pixel Droid. Download from F-Droid.

When I first visited the site on my android, it installed a Pixelfed app for me, just like it did for kbin. This might be something to do with me using the Chrome browser though? I can’t say, I’m not super tech. But I’ve been using that just like an app.

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Same here, though an overwhelming amount of bird pictures I find lol

My posts are 99% my dog Loki and various plants and fungi that live on my property. So birds would be a step up from what I offer lol.

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