@laurel_dog Local and Federated timeline will contain "Public" posts, if you don't want your messages showing up there I recommend posting as "unlisted" or "followers only".
Federated timeline are all connected instances, both Mastodon and other softwares.
Local timeline is the instance you are on (mastodon.social in this case).
@maloki thank you nice lady
@laurel_dog You are welcome. 🍍
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