Cassian Baliarsingh

Quick on the heels of Twitter’s mass layoffs on the back of its takeover by Elon Musk, a huge number of users are preferring to leave the ‘Bird App’ and find alternatives.

Even celebrities think that Twitter is no longer a safe place for anyone. Recently, supermodel Gigi Hadid quit Twitter after Elon Musk bought the platform for $44 billion.

She informed about her decision through her Instagram story. She even called Twitter ‘cesspool of hate & bigotry.’

If you too are planning to quit the ‘Bird App’, here are 8 alternatives for Twitter:


Also based in the United States, Mastodon is not new. It has been around since 2016. The Mastodon mascot is an animal with a trunk. It is an open-source alternative to Twitter. It works similar to Twitter. Like Twitter, users can also tag others, share media and even follow other accounts. The platform was originally created by Eugen Rochko in 2016. Many big celebrities have already joined Mastodon. Actor and comedian Kathy Griffin and Journalist Molly Jong-Fast have already joined the platform.


This is an Indian multi-lingual micro blogging site. The App recently crossed more than 50 million downloads. Launched in 2020 during Covid-19 pandemic, the app is available in 10 different languages.


The microblogging site was actually launched in 2007. It allows users to follow people and see their recent posts. Users can also add posts by inserting their own text, photo or GIF. However, it is more of a blog, but also allows to see the posts of people you follow.

Counter Social

This is one of the best microblogging sites because it does not allow trolls, abuse, ads and fake news. The app has also banned several countries like Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan and Syria.


Launched in 2019, more than 30,000 people have joined Bluesky. Launched by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, Bluesky is currently enlisting users for beta testing. Following Musk’s Twitter takeover, many users are voluntarily quitting Twitter and joining Bluesky.


This app is primarily audio-centric and is available on tablets and smartphones. It was released around the height of Covid-19.


It is a very popular website and its functionality is nothing remotely close to Twitter. It is especially for those who want to interact with people on a specific interest or topic.


This social media network is not in a full release, but still a beta version. It is somewhat similar to Twitter where users can see what people they follow are posting.