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Mastodon rolls out built-in bylines for journalists in the fediverse

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Illustration: The Verge

If you’re on Mastodon, you might notice new author bylines appearing alongside articles — including those from The Verge. Click on the byline, and you’ll jump directly to the author’s fediverse account, allowing you to track their work wherever it’s posted.

For now, you’ll only see this feature on mastodon.social and other instances that use a recent Mastodon nightly release. You can see how author bylines appear beneath articles in this post, which links you to Mastodon CEO Eugen Rochko’s profile.

Image: Mastodon

The byline doesn’t have to link to an author’s Mastodon account. It can also lead to a person’s profile on Threads, Flipboard, WordPress with ActivityPub, PeerTube, and others. To make it work, Mastodon…

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