Create Gab account now. Gab founded in 2016, is a free speech social network with a mission to defend, protect and preserve free speech online for all people according to its website description.
Furthermore, it is an ad-free social network that allows its users to read and write messages of up to 300 characters. It has roughly over 50 million users around the world.
How to create Gab account
- Go to Gab account page you will need to fill in the following forms. You will need to submit a username and email that are original, and ones that have never been used.
- The username will become your account’s username (@ name) and not changed.
- Your password should be a minimum of 8 characters and should be strong.
- Check the box to agree to the Terms of Service.
Before signing up you will receive a confirmation email to confirm the email you provided.
If it’s not found in your inbox, please check your spam/trash folders. If you can’t find the email verification, please contact Gab @support or @ help
Now fill this form below as instructed above.
Who owns Gab?
“I didn’t set out to build conservative social network’ by any means, but i felt that it was time for conservative leader to step up and provide a forum where anybody can come and speak freely without fear of censorship,” Torba told the Washington Post in 2016.
What’s next for Gab?
Gab is now facing a call from the Anti-Defamation League for a criminal investigation to determine whether the platform “intentionally aided, conspired with or directed” those who attacked the capitol on January 6.
The anti-hate group noted in an open letter on Wednesday there was at least one report that Gab users exchanged “directions for which streets to take to avoid the police and which tools to bring to help pry open doors”
The ADL also cited posts of Torba telling users “heading to DC” to “record footage in landscape mode while filming” and “document as much as you can.” It further cites Torba’s post on the day of the attack, in which he says, “in a system with rigged elections there are no longer any viable political solutions.”
In response, Gab called for an investigation into Facebook, where protests were organized.
Delete Gab account
- Open Gab
- Click on your profile
- Click on Settings
- Now, scroll down and click on Delete account
- Enter your password and finish the confirmation
- And finally, click on Delete to permanently delete your account
Composing a Gab Post
Open a gab post on your homepage timeline at the top. Alternately, by clicking/tapping on the pencil icon or using the comment option as a reply to another’s post.
Good to know:
- The composer box has a limit of 3,000 characters per post.
- A character count indicator is available on each post composer box. Located near the ‘publish; the border will begin to fill in as you type to the maximum of 3, 000 characters.
- Editing is an option found in the (ellipsis) 3 dots of each post box or just under a comment/reply. Click/tap the 3 dots, select “edit” and make your edits. Next click publish edit.
- To open a conversation thread on an existing post, click the text, the time stamp or comment, when the number is present. The number indicates the number of comments in the thread.
Change your email address, password or display name on Gab
If you have a verified account, you won’t be able to edit the display name
Enter your new email and existing password in the appropriate field of the form. Scroll down to find ‘Save’ your changes.
With current site work, please wait for the servers to update before you leave the page. You will see a message near the top of the page to confirm it updated. https://gab.com/auth/edit
Enter your current email and current password. Then enter your new password in the boxes and confirm. Please save your password edits by scrolling down to find ‘Save’. https://gab.com/auth/edit
If you lose your password, you will find the link for an email password reset at the log in. If you’re unable to find it, check your spam/trash folders.
If you’ve changed emails or don’t receive it, please send an email, including your @name and email address on file to: Support@gab.com
Display name or @account name on Gab
The display name (first name) may be edited in profile/settings.
Your @name is selected when you create your account and can’t be changed.
Gab Pro subscribers may edit their @ name.
Note: If your Pro account is verified (blue checkmark), your display (first) name is fixed and cannot be changed.
Make your edits and don’t forget to save your changes:) https://gab.com/settings/profile
Gab Deck – Desktop
Gab Deck, a new PRO feature, launched in December 2020. It gives you several Gab timelines on one page.
Essentially it’s a different layout view for the desktop that let’s you create your own dashboard with columns. (no mobile tablet or phones).
Find it “More” option (left panel) – select Gab Deck
Non-pro users can still see the preview at https://www.gab.com/deck
Below find a video walk through of this new Gab feature.
Video Walk Through: thanks to gabber@danzirin
Choose your preference for up to 8 columns (not available on mobile)
- Add up to 8 columns. a scroll bar is available for lrft-to-right review for efficient and quick browsing.
- select from your Home feed, notifications, a specific user, a list timeline, your likes, your bookmarks, pro timeline, compose a gab column, group timeline, explore timeline, news page, hashtag timeline, use the “+”.
- Adjust the widths of the columns by adjusting the ‘font size in the “Display Options” dialog.
- Refresh the columns by clicking the “Refresh” button in the top of each column.
- Delete any columns by cl=icking the “trash” button in the top of each column and replace with a different timeline (up to 8).
- Reorder the columns by clicking on the 3 vertical lines at the top left of each column, then dragging and dropping left to right to reorder.
If you’re an admin/moderator for a group, your moderation tools are accessible in the 3 dots of the post.
Tips for using the Gab.com Mute or Block feature
If you prefer not to view a user’s content, you may choose tpo mute or block a gabber. Click/tap on the 3 dots to open the dialogue box. Select either mute or block.
Find the ellipsis (3 dots) here:
- Post composer box: upper right area of the composer box.
- Comment/reply box: directly under the comment
- Gabber’s Home page: a button, just under their profile banner image
The mute feature will remove a gabbers content from your view.
Blocking will mute the other gabber’s content from your view, remove your content from that gabber’s view and also force the other gabbeer to Unfollow you. Essentially, both gabbers are muted from seeing each other’s content and they will be unable to follow you. You can reverse it if you change your mind.
Manage your mute/Block lists:
Laptop: find the “More” on the left panel to open the dialog box to manage users that were previously muted/blocked.
Mobile: Tap the avatar (lower right corner) to open your menu options.
On the list, select the gabber’s name, click/tap ‘block’ or ‘mute’ to reverse or disable it. You may click/tap the gabber’s name tio view their profile.
If you enjoy a user’s content, but some topics may be undesirable, you can try Gab’s filter. It filters out posts that may contain the words you’ve added to your filter list.
It’s case and symbol specific, so you’ll need to add a neew word filter for different variations.
Settings>Filter>Keywords or phrase>Add: “Word I don’t want” or;
Even a web page link:
Delete your Gab Social Account
- Delete your gab social account by navigating to your profile 2. Settings/Account.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page.
- Find delete account
- Click/tap the link to proceed, then enter your password and complete the confirmation to delete your account.
Note: This cannot be reversed. Your existing gab@name will become archived and cannot be used again.
Bring Your Social media Followers to Gab
Announce to your frioends on other sites that you’re now on Gab.
I’m moving my account to Gab!
Create a gab account to follow me here; https:gab.com/your@name
Several options or combinations to consider:
- Attach an image of your Gab profile banner to your post, so they recognize you. Consider matching your gab banner to match your other site’s banner, for recognition.
- Share the Gab link with your friends. Include the gab.com link with your @ name in a post over there.
- send your home page profile link: https://gab.com/(your name). The link to your profile will take them directly to your gab page, which includes your own posts/reports.
- On the other site, change your bio/banner to include the link or image from your gab profile page (above).
Understanding Gab Technical Limits
Why have technical limits?
In order to maintain site reliability and to prevent spam, abuse and manipulation of follow relationships, there are technical limits regarding the rate and pace at which certain features and actions of the site are allowed. Rate limits alleviate some of the strain on the backend of Gab and reduce downtime and error pages.
What are Gab’s technical limits?
Gab does not limit the number of interactions or follows you can receive. There are, limitations to the pace at which all accounts can interact with other accounts and content. These limits include actions from all devices including web, mobile, PWA, APL, etc. If the limits are time-based, such as daily or hourly limits, these are calculated on a rolling basis; meaning it does not reset at the start of every day or start of every hour but, rather from the time at which the limits has initially occurred.
- There is NO limit to the number of people that can follow you.
- There is NO limit to the pace at which you can receive follows.
Gab has a maximum follow limit of 10,000 for non-GabPRO members.
If you are a GabPRO member there are unique follow/following ratios that go into effect once you are over 10,000. Once you reach that number, you may need to wait until your account has more followers before you are able to follow additional accounts.
If you see accounts that are not GabPRO members that follow over 10, 000 people, they may have done so before these limits were put into place or were previously GabPRO members.
There are some limits as to the pace of which you follow:
All accounts can follow at most 200 other accounts per day.
All accounts can follow a maximum of 20 other accounts per hour.
If the 200 maximum daily limit is reached, then you will have to wait before following more accounts.
If you are attempting to follow a private account on Gab, you are sending them a “follow request”.
Due to the nature of private accounts, Gab has amore strict limit on the limit and pace of follow requests.
The maximum outstanding follow request limit is 1, 000; meaning, your are only allowed to have 1,000 open follow requests at a time before either the receiver approves your request or you withdraw your request.
There are some limits as to the pace of which you can send follow requests to private accounts:
100 follow requests per day and a maximum of 20 follow requests per hour.
Following limit rules:
When an account is detected to be indiscriminate following or mass duplicating another account’s followers (particularly using automation), that account will be subject to review by our moderation team and may result in suspension of the account.
Indiscriminate following – when an account follows and/or unfollows a large number of random or brand new accounts in a short time period, particularly by automated or scripted means;
Note: this does NOT apply to accounts that are authentically building a following though interactions and are not automated.
Creating your own Gab home feed starts with following accounts that you’re interested in. On Gab, follow relationships are not mutual; meaning, unless the follower and followee follow each other, only the follower will receive the followee’s gab posts. We’ve introduced unfollow limits in order to curb abuse by accounts that implement methods of follow-baiting and follow-chum.
Follow-baiting-when an account follows someone with the intention of unfollowing them as soon as they’ve followed them back;
Follow-churn-when an account follows and then unfollows a large numbers of accounts in an effort to infate one’s own follower count.
All accounts can unfollow at most 50 accounts per day.
All accounts can unfollow a maximum of 10 accounts per hour.
If the 50 maximum daily limits is reached, then you will have to wait before unfollowing more accounts.
All “likes” on Gab are a private interaction between two people; meaning only you as someone who likes a gab and the creator of that gab know you’ve liked that gab. Gab does not monitor, review or restrict the type of content that accounts can like.
While there is NO limit to the number of likes your gabs can receive or the pace at which your gabs receive likes, there are rate limites surrounding the number of likes an account can give per period of time.
All accounts can like a maximum of 120 statuses per half-hour.
If the 120 maximum half-hour limit is reached, then you will have to wait before liking more statuses.
In order to reduce like-follow-baiting, paricularly through automated means, we have implemented limitations for unliking.
Like-follow-baiting-when an account likes a large number of gabs from a particular account with the intention of unliking them as soon as they\ve noticed the large amount of likes and followed them.
All accounts can un-like a maximum of 100 gabs per day.
All accounts can un-like a maximum of 20 gabs per hour.
If the 100 maximum daily limit is reached, then you will have to wait before un-liking more gabs.
Status posting limits:
All accounts can post at most 1500 gabs per day. this is further broken down into hourly, semi-hourly and minute-by-minute intervals. Reports and quote-posts are counted as gabs.
All accounts can post at maximum:
250 gabs per hour;
100 gabs per half-hour
10 gabs per minute.
Status mention limits
All account can mention at most 8 accounts per status.
if composing a comment with over 8 mentioned accounts it will link as normal and notify as expected.
If there are additional accounts over the maximum of 8 that are mentioned in a status, they will not be linked and the additional accounts will not receive notifications.
Chat message send limits:
All accounts can post at most 800 gabs per day. This is further broken down into hourly, semi-hourly and minute-by-minute intervals.
All accounts can post at maximum:
250 chats per hour;
100 chats per half-hour;
10 chats per minutes.
Chat conversation limits:
All accounts that have a confirmed email can start a chat conversation on gab.
gabPRO members can start chat conversations at a maximum rate of:
All accounts can start chat conversations at a maximum rate of:
200 per week;
40 per week;
10 chats per hour;
6 chats per minute.
3 chats per minute.
All non GabPRO accounts can start chat conversations at a maximum rate of:
100 per week;
25 per week;
10 chats per hour;
5 chats per half-hour;
2 chats per minutes.
How to know when a limit has been reached?
Once you’ve hit one of the limits aove, you will encounter a message that states something like:
“Follow failed, please try again later”
“Validation failed: Daily follow limit has been reached”
“You’ve triggered a rate limit by following too many people too quickly. Come back in an hour”.
Depending on the type of limit that has been reached and if they are time-based or not, you may be able to continue with the action after a period of time has elapsed.
Note: These limits are automatically detected and will NOT put any flag or ” shadowban” on your account.
Disclaimer: These limits are subject to change. In periods of high volume, heavy-usage or downtime these limits may be temporarily reduced. In such cases we will post an update on either our official Gav status site or make a gab on one of the official Gab accounts.
How to filter out words and phrases on Gab
Gab provides you with the option to filter words and phrases from your home timeline, chat messages, comment threads, notifications and all other public timelines. Given specific circumstances described below, certain content that you filter may be viewable with the click of a button or may be hidden from you completely.
For quick reference, go to https://gab.com/settings/filters where you’ll find your existing filters in a table.
Important notes about filtering:
- Filters are case-insensitive. Meaning no matter if there are uppercase or lowercase letters, a filter will still apply. For example: If you have filter of “Dogs”, that filter will apply to “Dogs”, “DOGS”, “dogd” and so on.
- Filtering a word also will filter out its hashtag. For example: if you have a filter of “dogs”, that filter will apply to “dogs” as well.
- Filters search for and match content of a status, its poll options, content warnings, media descriptions and rich content.
- Filters that have an expiration date will not automatically be deleted. This means that you will still be able to go to your filter settings page to view, reactivate/update or delete it completely.
How to Create or edit a filter
- Navigate to https://gab.com/settings/filters
- Click “Add new filter” at the bottom left of the page.
Fill in the fields:
- Keyword or phrase; This is the text that will be search for and matched in a status’s content.
- Expire after: (Optional) Apply the filter for a specified amount of time. default; Never expire
- Filter contexts: Select one or more of the contexts in which the filter will be applied.
- Home timeline: match content within your home feed
- Notifications: Match content within notifications
- Conversations: Match content within comment threads.
- Public timelines: Match content within groups, explore, feeds and all other public timelines
- Chat messages: Match content within chat messages and conversations
- Drop instead of hide: Filtered gabs will disappear irreversibly, even if filter is later removed.
- Whole word: When the keyword or phrase is alphanumeric only, it will only be applied if it matches the whole word.
Click “Add new filter” at the bottom of the page to create and save.
How to delete a filter
- Navigate to https://gab.com/settings/filters
- Find the filter you would like to delete within the table.
- Click “X Delete”
Understanding where filtered content is hidden or removed
- If you posted a status which contains a word or phraase that you filter then you will always see it.
- If you have the composer open with a status that you are commenting on or quote posting which contains a word or phrase that you filter then you will always see it.
- Filtered statuses are hidden but contain an option to view if;
- You are on the individual status page.
- You reposted it, regardless of which timeline or page you are on
- You quote it, regardless of which timeline or page you are on
- Filtered statuses are completely removed if:
- You are in your home timeline and it is not a status you reposted or quote posted.
- If you posted a comment which contains a word or phrase that you filter then you will always see it.
- Filtered comments will always be hidden but will contain an option to view.
- If you sent a chat message which contains a wored or phrase that you filter then you will always see it.
- If the last sent chat message contains a word or phrase taht you filter and you did not send it then you will see a message in your chat conversation list on your main messages page that the last message is filtered.
- Filtered chat messages will always be hidden but will contain an option to view.
What happens when an account blocks you on Gab
Blocking is a tool that helps accounts restrict other accounts from interacting with them, viewing their profiles and following them. There is no page that contains a list of the accounts that block you. The only way to know if an account blocks you will be by visiting their profile. If you visit another account’s profile and they block you, you will see a message in their timeline that the page is “Unavailable”. You also won’t be able to follow or request to follow that person. On their profile, you will still be able to view their description/bio, profile photo, cover image, name and username. You are also able to report them by clicking on the three dot “…” menu and selecting “Report” if you feel as though they may be in violation of Gab’s Terms of Service.
If you were following that account before they had you blocked, you will have automatically unfollowed their account when they performed the block action against you. If that account eventually unblocks you, you will need to re-follow or re-request to follow that account again.
Understanding where content is hidden or removed when you are being blocked by an account.
- If you visit another account’s profile and they block you then you will not be able to view their statuses.
- If you repost or quote repost a status from an account and you are not blocked by them at the time and then they block you at a later date then you will see a message about the status being “unavailable”. The functionality exists where you will be able to un-repost or delete your quote post of the status if you wish to.
- If you visit an individual status page where the account has you blocked, you will still be able to view the thread but the original status and all comments made by the account that blocks you will be hidden being a message saying that they are “unavailable”.
- If you receive a notification from an account that blocks you then you will receive it.
- If none of the prior circumstances apply, then you will not see a status from an account that has you blocked.
- you are able to post a comment underneath another comment where the original poster has you blocked as long as there are other comments in the thread.
- If you visit an individual status page to view comments and qa common in the thread is from an account that you are blocked by then you will be presented with a message about how the content is currently unavailable due to a block. Thus, the integrity of the conversation is maintained and you will still be able to expand and/or view comments underneath a thread where the original poster blocks you.
If you are in a chat message conversation with an account that has you blocked then you will not be able to view any of their messages. You will see that they sent messages but the messages will be hidden behind a block that says “unavailable“.
How to mute accounts on Gab
Muting is a feature that allows you to remove an account’s posts from your home timeline without unfollowing or blocking that account. You can mute an account by navigating to their profile and clicking the three dot “…” menu then clicking “mute account”. A “mute” icon will then be visible next to their display name or username showing that you have successfully muted them. Accounts that you mute will not know that they are muted and given specific circumstances described below, certain content from accounts that you mute may be viewable with the click of a botton or may be hidden from you completely. In order to unmute an account, simply do the same thing mentioned above but instead the button within the three dot “…” menu will display “unmute account”.
For quick reference, go to https://gab.com/settings/mutes where you’ll find your existing mutes in a list.
Important notes about muting accounts
- you can follow muted accounts and they can follow you
- Accounts that you mute will still be able to send you chat messages.
Understanding where content is hidden or removed when you are muting an account
- If you repost or quote repost a status from ana ccount and you are muting then you will see a message that you are muting that account and be shown a button to view.
- If you are on your home timeline or viewing notifications then you will not see content from an account that you are muting.
- If you are on an accoynt’s profile that you are muting then you will be shown a message that you are muting that account with an option to view all of their statuses.
- If you are on an individual status page of an account that you are muting then you will be shown a message with an option to view that status.
- If you are on any other page other than the ones listed prior then you will be able to see the entire status from an account that you are muting.
If you are viewing comments underneath a status then you and a comment is from an account that you are muting then it will be hidden with an option to view
If you are in a chat message conversation with an account that you are muting then all of their messages will be hidden with an option to view.
Tips to Build Your Personal Social Network
Engage/Gab Pro Feed/Gab Followers -> Reach out is the best way
- Follow those whose content you enjoy and engage in dialog with them. A Gab PRO subscription will display your post into the Pro feed.
- Ask questions, post interesting content, be mindful of internet ‘etiquette’. Avoid using all capital letters in your posts, as that may send a signal that you’re raising your voice.
- let your presence be known to any Gab friends. Ask your friends to get a Gab.com account and share your gab @ name with them. On Gab, you can follow your friend’s followers. navigate to a friend home page, click the ‘following/followers’ tab under their banner & find ones that you want to follow. It’s a good idea to look at the timeline/bio of the other gabber prior to following them.
- Create your profile page in such a way that other gabbers will know a bit about you. Have an interesting avatar, banner and bio on your profile page. gabbers may briefly review your page to see if there is a common interest. It let’s others know a bit about your intersts. Personal information isn’t suggested however.
- find a group that is in your interest area like gardening or books. most gabbers love to talk about their interests or hobbies.
- Check out the Introduce yourself group (in the search box) to find other new gabbers who may also need a friend.
- Some gabbers prefer to lock their account in their profiling settings. This is optional and will severally limit your engagement. Locking your account will only allow your followers to see your content and engage with you. Locking your account allows you to determine who may follow you, as well.
- If joining gab with an existing social media account on other platforms, put your gab name in your bio to let others know where to find you on gab.
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