Bluesky, Jack Dorsey’s decentralized Twitter alternative , now has an Android application. This launch comes after the iOS app was released at the end of February. If you want access to the service, you will need to sign up for the waitlist, or receive an invite code.
I don’t own an Android phone so I cannot vouch for its quality. It’s still my favorite Twitter clone. It’s still a small community with over 25,000 members, but it seems like everyone is committed to creating a positive atmosphere. It’s a nice change from Twitter which is getting worse every day . Tomorrow, it will be even worse.
Bluesky has some limitations right now. You won’t likely be able follow as many people on Bluesky because it is a smaller community. It’s missing some basic features, like direct messages. Bluesky is my favorite Twitter alternative right now. If it takes off, the platform could be a great , Musk-proof, Twitter alternative.
Dorsey stated at the time that the idea behind the protocol was to create a standard decentralized for social media similar to SMTP, the standard that powers email. Dorsey stated that the goal for Twitter was to “ultimately become a client of this protocol,” but it wasn’t meant to be. Dorsey stepped down from his position as CEO in 2012, and Twitter was purchased by Elon Musk 2022.
Bluesky, which is only available for those with an invitation code, looks remarkably similar to Twitter. The screenshots provided by the company of the Android app don’t stray far from this. In fact, it is perhaps too similar to Twitter, right down to the “Following”, news feed variation.