Mastodon Statistics and Facts (2020) | By the Numbers

mastodon statistics

Wondering what all the Mastodon hype is about? Here are a few of the more interesting Mastodon statistics I was able to dig up. Mastodon is still very young and the media is just beginning to take notice, so many more stats are sure to surface in the coming months. Be sure to check back in the future for new stats.

mastodon statisticsPlease note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. Many of these Mastodon statistics come from the company’s own financial filings, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100% accurate.

Mastodon Statistics and Facts

When did Mastodon launch?


How many people use Mastodon?

2.2 million members

Last updated 8/28/19

Number of members of the Mastodon general social server:

348,000 members

Last updated 8/28/19

Number of statuses shared on the Mastodon general social server:

15 million statuses

Last updated 8/28/19

How many posts have there been on Mastodon?

nearly 1 million

Last updated 4/4/17

Number of Mastodon instances:


Last updated 4/6/17

What is Mastodon?

Mastodon is a free, open-source social network. A decentralized alternative to commercial platforms, it avoids the risks of a single company monopolizing your communication. Pick a server that you trust — whichever you choose, you can interact with everyone else. Anyone can run their own Mastodon instance and participate in the social network seamlessly. (source)