Official Whonix ™ Online Profiles

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Whonix ™ Social Media Profiles[edit]

There are a few Whonix ™ social media profiles, but users should not rely on them for getting up-to-date Whonix ™ News. Instead, refer to Follow Whonix ™ Developments for better sources of Whonix-related news. Social media profiles are not suitable for contacting Whonix ™ developers; see Contact for relevant contact information.

If users can safely share Whonix ™ information or positive experiences using the platform with others, feel free to follow or like these profiles below with an anonymous account as a small way to Contribute.

Whonix ™ Forums Profiles[edit]

Developer Accounts[edit]

Project Accounts[edit]


The personal opinions of moderators or contributors to the Whonix ™ project do not represent the project as a whole.

Selection of Platforms[edit]

Account Creation[edit]

An account will most likely be created, when...


  • The platform must be somewhat popular or show potential to become somewhat popular. [2]
  • Easy sign-up.
  • Legal.


  • Networks respects privacy of its users.
  • Tor users are permitted to sign-up.
  • Anonymous sign-up permitted.
  • Other ethical or political considerations.
  • In an ideal world, "perfectly moral" decisions would be made but that is deemed impractical. For elaboration, see unsubstantiated conclusions. [3]

Reasons for account creation:

  • Reserving account name.
  • Censorship resistance.
  • Escaping (potential) shadow banning.
  • Decentralization, diversity.
  • Allowing users to choose their favorite network.

Non-Reasons for account creation:

  • Endorsing that network.

Criteria for which Social Networks accounts are most actively used[edit]

Amended October 24, 2020.

  • Usability. The easier it is to (auto) post to these networks, i.e. post 1 time using an (external or third party such as IFTT) tool and then spread to multiple networks, the more likely this network is going to see more posting activity.
  • Depends on contributor time and availability to mirror posts to these networks.

Criteria for Footer Inclusion[edit]

Amended October 24, 2020.

Criteria for (wiki) footer inclusion:

  • platforms self-hosted by Whonix ™ (discourse forums, newsletter, rss)
  • third party platforms:
    • popular, generally active or followed by our user community regardless of whether based on Freedom Software or non-freedom software
    • promising platforms that have the potential to grow or are in an expansion phase
  • experimentation
  • technical merit (decentralized and/or censorship-resistant)

End-to-End Encrypted Public Chat[edit]


  • blocker: Whonix ™ matrix chat is bridged to Whonix ™ telegram chat. Meaning, any messages on matrix and telegram gets relays. (As long as the free relay bot service is functional.) Matrix channel encryption is incompatible with relaying to Telegram.
  • Other reasons:
    • It's a public chat anyhow. Anyone can join telegram and view that chat history.
    • No clear threat model.
    • Lower maintenance effort.

See Also[edit]


  1. This is a somewhat arbitrary determination and not too much time is spent on research.
  2. In that case most major networks could not be used because most fail in one regard or another. Therefore no such attempt is being made.

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