Knowledgebase: Mastodon Versions

Which Mastodon versions are available?

We try to provide most Mastodon major versions in parallel, and to give our users a way upgrade painlessly and not to worry about security.
There are two ways to choose the version of an instance:

  • Set a major version (like v2.1), and your instance will be kept up to date by automatically updating to any minor version (like v2.1.1).
  • Follow an update channel and your instance will be upgraded to the latest version matching the criteria:
    • stable: the last stable release (v2.0, v2.1, ... and minor versions);
    • testing: the last tagged version, including release candidates.

Using the stable channel is the recommended option.

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