@Happy4life Federated includes messages from other Instances. Local is just from this instance.

To my understanding so far, yes. You can also message users on other instances by including the @instance.name after their @Username

@Happy4life Difference between Federated & Local Timelines for starters.

@Daniel_Lyddon Local is just messages from this Instance. Federated includes other Instances' messages, at least the ones that allow it. The operators of each Instance can choose if the messages from their's are included in the Federated Timeline.

@Daniel_Lyddon Really not that much to it... If you've used Twitter \ TweetDeck, same idea with Federated Timeline.

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