Post visibility

Created by Katie Baldauf, Modified on Wed, 14 Dec 2022 at 05:26 PM by Katie Baldauf

For every post, you can choose how it is shared on Mastodon. There are four levels of visibility:

  • Public: Everyone can see your post and it appears in timelines.

  • Not listed: Anyone can see your post but it doesn’t appear in timelines. For someone to see this kind of post, you must mention them or they must read it on your profile page.

  •  Followers only: Only your followers can see your post. It appears in their timeline like a public post.

  •  Direct:A private post that can only be seen by people you mention in it.

Here is Mastodon’s explanation of these settings: 

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