Many of you have probably heard of Bluesky at this point. Bluesky is a decentralized social media app, and technically a competitor to X. Well, Bluesky actually managed to reach 2 million users ahead of its expansion.

Bluesky has reached 2 million users, and it will soon be available to the public, kind of

Now, do note that Bluesky was founded by Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s co-founder. Those 2 million users may not seem like a lot compared to X and other social media networks, but do note that Bluesky is not available to the public, not openly.

You still need an invite in order to join Bluesky, which is the main thing that has been preventing the company from growing. Bluesky wanted to take things one step at a time, rather than risking everything falling apart.

Now, the company seems to be ready for the next step. Bluesky will soon be able to reach a much bigger audience. The upcoming public web interface will allow everyone to see the posts, even if they’re not signed in.

More changes are coming early next year

That interface will become available towards the end of this month. Early next year, the company will also open its doors for federation. We just don’t know when exactly.

Those of you who have used Bluesky thus far probably get Twitter vibes from it. That’s likely a good thing, and something that Bluesky is well aware of. It will be extremely difficult to compete with X and Threads, though.

Now, Bluesky is a decentralized social media network, kind of. It’s built on top of the AT Protocol, but registered users still must sign up via the company’s network, so… yeah.

In addition to announcing what we said, Bluesky also wanted to highlight some other changes. The company added new features recently, such as mobile push notifications, email verification for accounts, and accessibility improvements.

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