Mastodon help required. I've got an account here on I'm interested in another instance,, which is about RPGs. What's the best way to get a sense of what's going on there, find a place in that community, etc? I can create a second account there, but doesn't Mastodon's nature mean I don't have to? I can browse their timeline (e.g., and follow individuals; is that the way to do it? Bit confused.

@sil that’s what I do. In the web app, you can add another timeline, probably in your phone as well. I’m iOS - think you are Android?

@Denderix I can add a timeline for a whole different instance? That'd totally solve my problem; how do I do that? I can't see a way of doing it in the desktop web app. On my phone (Android) I use Pinafore, and I don't think that's got a way to add a timeline from some other instance either (@nolan will doubtless correct me if I'm wrong :))


@sil @nolan hmm...lemme look in a atm - using @toot app on iOS

@Denderix @sil I'm not aware of any way to have multiple timelines from multiple instances in the same app at the same time. There might be another app that supports it, but currently Pinafore requires you to switch back and forth between instances.

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