**Note:** This is a branch tracking upstream `develop` in Pleroma. It contains very minor modifications to the Pleroma code, and may include a different version of the Pleroma frontend than the one bundled upstream. If you wish to install Pleroma for your own use, it is highly recommended you use [the upstream repository](https://git.pleroma.social/pleroma/pleroma).
Pleroma is a microblogging server software that can federate (= exchange messages with) other servers that support ActivityPub. What that means is that you can host a server for yourself or your friends and stay in control of your online identity, but still exchange messages with people on larger servers. Pleroma will federate with all servers that implement ActivityPub, like Friendica, GNU Social, Hubzilla, Mastodon, Misskey, Peertube, and Pixelfed.