Google makes itself known on Mastodon as Twitter users seek alternatives

What you need to know

  • One of Google Search’s popular Twitter handles is now seen on Mastodon.
  • The search giant’s tech insights channel reportedly joined the decentralized social media platform earlier this month.
  • Mastodon has recently passed 2 million daily active users.

As Elon Musk’s vision for Twitter 2.0 sends employees packing, many users of the platform have also expressed their desire to jump ship as they hunt for Twitter substitutes. Some companies may be trying to seek out alternatives as well, and it looks like Google decided to jump on Mastodon to create its first account on the platform.

As spotted by 9to5Google, Google happens to have made its first profile on Mastodon for Google SearchLiaison, which is based on a dedicated account on Twitter where the company shares insights on how its search functionality works. The Alphabet-owned company also linked its official Mastodon handle in the bio of its Twitter page.

Google Search Liaison Mastodon

(Image credit: 9to5Google)

The 9to5 reports that the SearchLiaison account joined the main server of Mastodon on November 4 and had already shared three posts. The most recent one evidently was cross-posted on Mastodon and Twitter’s official pages.

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