Facebook is where old memes, spam and hostility live. Circle puts you back in control, giving you a place where you, your content and your people come together.
Facebook’s goals are not aligned with yours. Your content and brand values are not their priority.
While smart community builders prioritize user experience, Facebook’s only concern is their revenue.
I’m still concerned about data security and fake accounts.
Less than savory characters having access to photos and information […] & sadly take advantage of some people
It isn’t yours and Facebook can take it away at any moment.
You don’t control your list, so when Facebook decides to change the algorithm, then you can’t even reach the people who joined your group
Difficulties in controlling individual behaviors and […] implementing a code of conduct
Groups seems to be the domain purely of spammers, which makes posting in them like shouting on a street corner with other hustlers.
When you play by Facebook’s rules, it’s hard to control what’s being said or censored. You never know when their algorithm is going to change and affect your reach.
Circle is a scam-free, spam-protected space where you set the tone. Members engage in meaningful conversation when community guidelines are clear and honest.
Building your business on someone else’s land is always a risk. Is a Facebook Group really yours if you don’t own the domain, the data, or the keys to it?
In Circle, the domain, the content and the data are yours. No one’s here to change the algorithm, delete your hard-earned community or censor your members.
Ads and scrolling is how Facebook makes their revenue. They are organically against meaningful conversations.
Give members a space to engage with your content and connect with each other, with real purpose.
Facebook decides if your content is worthy enough for people to see it, even if they’re active members of your community.
You work hard to create new content — Circle will never hide it from your followers.
Young people and 60+ folks are not on Facebook. This puts a limit to the kind of people you can attract to join your community.
People don’t need to be “on Facebook” to join your community. Invite anyone you want, even those who hate Facebook and other social media.
Everyone’s Facebook feed shows something different. It’s impossible to organize content in a way that makes sense for both you and your members.
Organize your community in spaces to help members share ideas, get feedback, and host relevant discussions. Create private and secret spaces for special memberships and groups.
Facebook doesn’t offer monetization tools. If you want people to pay for their membership or your content, you’re forced to use a different tool.
Accept payments for memberships, one-time access to content or recurring subscriptions. Do it all inside Circle and avoid paying for extra tools or losing people during the checkout process.
Automating tasks between Facebook and other tools is a nightmare. You need to do things manually or link members outside your group to get things done.
If it’s not already built inside Circle — no integration needed, yay! — you can easily connect to your favorite tools directly or use Zapier.
Your content works hard for Facebook. The more you manage to bring people back to your group, the more money Facebook makes off ads shown on their feed.
Your community members only interact with you, your brand and your people. We’ll never show 3rd party ads in your community.
Fake accounts, relentless spammers and self-promoters. There’s no easy way to block them from your Facebook Group because Facebook doesn’t care.
You choose exactly who joins your community and which spaces they participate in. Automated moderation helps you keep your community clean, without the extra work.
Facebook is known for blocking members — even admins — and closing down groups without reason. Users with an agenda can report and kill your group and there’s no way to get it back once that happens.
You set the rules and tone for your community. Circle would never enforce moderation, block members or terminate your community.
Everybody knows how deep Facebook goes in tracking users’ activity and interests. Is the privacy of your group members safe with Facebook?
Things shared in your community are seen by you and your members only. Nobody’s tracking your data, opinions or interests in Circle.
There’s no way to export data from Facebook. Names, emails, posting history… the more you have, the more you risk losing if Facebook decides to shut down your group.
In your Circle community you own member data, including email addresses. You and your members are free to use data as you see fit.
Unless you’re a major celebrity, Facebook won’t provide you with customer support on any issue you might face building your community.
Circle friendly support staff is always available via email. And you get priority support and a dedicated account manager in our top plans.
See how others are using Circle to build their community. Share your wins, make new friends, and have fun!
Building your business on someone else’s land is always a risk.
Facebook Pages were all the rage when they appeared. Today, the average engagement with posts on a page is 0.07%*
If Facebook decides groups are no longer part of their strategy tomorrow, it’ll be too late to move your community members somewhere else.
You don’t need to move your entire community all at once.
Get started with Circle for free, invite a few members and see how our friendly onboarding helps them feel at home in no time.
And if it doesn’t work out for you, you can still go back to what you’re using right now.
“To do the things I wanted would make a hassle in terms of payment processing with Mighty Networks. Because I didn’t want to have 2 sites for my members and students I decided to do the trial at Circle to see if it was possible. I’m now a paid member and see that I can get my vision done.”
It’s true there’s a lot of people already on Facebook, but that doesn’t mean you can’t invite them somewhere else and have a thriving community. Most people don’t need a huge group to run a successful community. And bigger numbers are not always the best approach, considering there are a lot of dead and fake accounts on Facebook, too.
Brands and creators love how Circle gives them a place that feels their own, with real people having real conversations in them.
If you want a tool that’s built specifically for community building, choose Circle.
Your community data is yours and yours alone. With Facebook Groups, Facebook owns everything about your members and their privacy. Circle is the alternative to Facebook groups where you get access to your members’ names and email addresses, which you can export at any point to use somewhere else.
Not at all. Unless you’re using Circle for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by our Terms of Service, you’re on the clear. Your community is 100% private. No one at Circle is policing you or your members and their opinions.
Absolutely not. No 3rd party ads nor Circle ads are shown in your community platform.
Yes! We back our product with a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee. If for any reason, you decide that Circle isn’t the online community platform for you, let us know and we’ll get you a full refund — no questions asked.
We believe so! When it comes to building your online community, Circle houses everything in one place.
You can interact with people via posts, comments, chats, images, direct messages, videos, and live streams. You can create courses, knowledge bases, and membership sites. You can publish free content or create paywalls for people to subscribe to your premium material.
Everything is done inside Circle and it all feels like one consistent experience for your members. And if you want to connect Circle to other tools, you can do that too.
You bet! Circle is the alternative to Facebook groups where the one thing we focus on is creating a friendly, easy-to-use environment for your online communities. We’d hate for you to lose followers because they don’t know how to engage with others or find the right content they’re looking for. Circle gives your community platform a clean interface with built-in onboarding flows that make people feel like they belong from the very beginning.
Congrats on starting on this journey! When you sign up for Circle, you get immediate access to our exclusive community of creators. You get to meet, chat and learn from +5K community builders, community managers and Circle experts. Inside, you’ll find live expert workshops on building your community space, weekly coaching calls and office hours, behind-the-scenes tours of successful communities, Q&A sessions, expert interviews, and more! As soon as you sign up you should receive an email to join the Circle Community.
We know how important web and mobile apps are when you want to be able to communicate and engage on the go. That’s why you can also download the Circle iOS app for access, as well as using Circle on desktop.