Mastodon Profile Redirect

Mastodon Profile Redirect

Rewrites Mastodon Profile URLs so that they are served from the Mastodon instance that hosts your account.

What is Mastodon Profile Redirect?

Mastodon Profile Redirect is a Firefox add-on by Bramus. This add-on has 19 daily active users and a perfect 5.0 rating. The latest version, 0.3.0, was updated 6 months ago.

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By: Bramus
Users: 19
Rating: 5.00 (1)
Version: 0.3.0 (Last updated: 2022-12-07)
Creation date: 2022-11-23
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 3
  • activeTab
  • scripting
  • storage
Size: 16.83K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood

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Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

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One thing that’s a bit of a hassle with Mastodon is that you can’t immediately follow people on other instances: you have to copy the username and search for it on the instance that hosts your account.

To make this easier, I’ve created a little extension. Press the button, and you’ll be taken to the same account as viewed from the masto instance you are on.Shows the current Mastodon Profile from your Mastodon instance.
User reviews
Pretty much exactly what I was looking for and works great, although I think it would be even nicer for a redirect button to be inserted into foreign instances' interfaces, instead of having to click the extension's toolbar icon.
by Kira, 2023-04-13
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Risk impact

Mastodon Profile Redirect requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Mastodon Profile Redirect if you trust the publisher.

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Risk likelihood

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