Help Center — Getting Started
Welcome to Pixelfed!
How do I create a Pixelfed account?
To create an account using a web browser:
- Go to https://staging.pixelfed.net.
- Click on the register link at the top of the page.
- Enter your name, email address, username and password.
How to I update profile info like name, bio, email?
You can update your account by visiting the account settings page.
What can I do if a username I want is taken but seems inactive?
If your desired username is taken you can add underscores, dashes, or numbers to make it unique.
Why can't I change my username?
Pixelfed is a federated application, changing your username is not supported in every federated software so we cannot allow username changes. Your best option is to create a new account with your desired username.
I received an email that I created an account, but I never signed up for one.
Someone may have registered your email by mistake. If you would like your email to be removed from the account please contact an admin of this instance.
I can't create a new account because an account with this email already exists.
You might have registered before, or someone may have used your email by mistake. Please contact an admin of this instance.