Right now, Twitter kind of feels like the end of Titanic where there aren’t enough lifeboats for everyone to escape.
The proverbial lifeboat in this case is Bluesky Social, a new Twitter-like app with partial funding from former Twitter head Jack Dorsey. Bluesky is getting rave reviews from people who are using it, even though it’s got kind of weird data collection policies. The only problem is that actually using Bluesky isn’t as easy as you might think.
If you want to get in, you’ll need a code. Here’s how that works.
What to know before signing up for Bluesky
How to get a Bluesky Social invite code
Right now, there are two main ways to get into Bluesky. The first is the easiest, but also takes the longest. That would be signing up on Bluesky’s website(opens in a new tab).
- Web browser
- valid email address
Visit the website for Bluesky’s invite-only beta.
Type a valid email address into the text box and click “Join Waitlist.”
Bluesky Social signup page
Credit: Bluesky Social
Wait and diligently monitor your inbox until an invite shows up.
Yes, sadly, waiting for an invite from the waitlist is the only surefire way to get in right now. It’s not fun, but it’ll have to do…unless you have a hookup.
The other way to get in is to simply know someone who’s already using Bluesky. Existing users get one code per week to share with anyone they want. It’s not much (and any existing Bluesky user almost certainly has way too many friends asking for a code already), but it’s another way to get your foot in the door.
However, the most likely outcome here is that you’ll simply have to wait like the rest of us. Hopefully Twitter still works by the time your invite shows up.
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