🐘 Cross-instance share page for Mastodon https://toot.kytta.dev/
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Cross-instance share page for Mastodon

toot allows you to share stuff on Mastodon, cross-instance. Just put in your post text and the instance URL and click ‘Toot!’

And if you open this page with text URL parameter, it will be auto-inserted in the text field. The same goes for the instance URL parameter. This can be used to build custom share buttons for Mastodon:

<a href="https://toot.kytta.dev/?text=Hello%20world!&instance=https%3A%2F%2Fmastodon.xyz">
  Share on Mastodon

The instance URL can be saved in your localStorage to be automatically appended later — handy!


One-click Vercel deploy

For now, toot is a tad bit vendor-locked to run on Vercel. To deploy it yourself, you can use the following button:

Deploy with Vercel

Host it yourself

Self-hosting toot outside of Vercel requires some extra setup:

  1. Make sure you have got Node.js v12 or later as well as pnpm installed

  2. Build the static part of toot:

    pnpm install    # to install dependencies
    pnpm run build  # to build the website
  3. Run the backend server for the form:

    node api/toot.js
  4. Set up a reverse proxy from localhost:8000 to /api/toot

See also

📯 Shareon (lightweight, stylish, and ethical share buttons) uses toot under the hood!


Copyright © 2020–2022 Nikita Karamov
Licenced under the GNU Affero General Public License, version 3

The ‘toot’ logo is based on Mastodon’s ‘Simple’ logo, licensed under AGPL-3.0.

The repo banner includes Mastodon’s ‘Full’ logo, licensed under AGPL-3.0.

This project is hosted on Codeberg: https://codeberg.org/kytta/toot