December 7, 2023

Hey Adam Mosseri, are you able to flip your gaze to this new characteristic on Mastodon?

Whereas quite a lot of the social media hype has been targeted on X (previously referred to as Twitter) and Meta’s just lately launched Threads app, Mastodon has been plugging away within the background — nonetheless the explorer of what life might be like within the fediverse future to which even Threads has dedicated help.

At present, the social media platform has introduced a brand new characteristic: Lists. In response to Eugen Rochko, the founder and CEO of Mastodon, Lists will give customers the flexibility to “create customized lists and categorize your follows based mostly on particular matters or pursuits, whereas eradicating them from your own home feed.” The corporate has already up to date the House tab to combine the brand new characteristic for simpler navigation.

This not solely helps in decluttering your own home feed but in addition permits you to interact with sure matters by yourself phrases, if you find yourself prepared. Moreover, we reworked the house tab to offer straightforward navigation between your own home feed, lists, and adopted hashtags, so you will get essentially the most out of your expertise on Mastodon.

Picture supply: Mastodon

This can be a welcome boost to Mastodon — and any social media app, actually. Slightly than scrolling by means of a feed that’s cluttered with each single account you observe, you’ll be capable of categorize accounts beneath a Record so you’ll be able to leap into sure areas of curiosity while you wish to. I may positively see utilizing this to create separate lists of expertise accounts, gaming accounts, and extra.

Sadly, Lists is simply accessible on Mastodon for Android thus far (wow, an Android-first characteristic from a third-party developer). Rochko stated that “our iOS and internet groups are additionally working steadily on new options and enhancements, so keep tuned,” however wouldn’t give a precise ETA on once we can count on Lists to return to both platform.

As Mastodon provides the flexibility to create lists, Threads just lately launched native help for GIFs (powered by GIPHY) and the flexibility to run polls. X additionally had a latest change, launching two new tiers of X Premium, one in every of which removes advertisements and boosts subscriber content material much more.