Slack’s never-ending chat leaves no room for people to breathe and get to know each other. Circle helps you build inspiring spaces where members feel part of
The frantic pace, the constant notifications, the urgency to reply in real-time… Slack is great at improving teams’ productivity but it can get suffocating.
Sometimes there is a lot going on and things can get a little crazy!
The sense of fatigue and overwhelm is real, man.
It can make my phone go crazy after hours because of automated notifications from other systems
Your read count can get to stressful levels.
Different communities are in the same interface, and all the different kind of content is in the same place, and it’s arriving constantly…
Slack contributes to the stress people feel from the «always-on nature»
The chat-like nature of Slack attracts self-promoters and one-liners. Interesting ideas get buried fast and serious topics can’t be discussed in depth.
Circle gives conversations room to develop. You can pin posts, pause feeds and use other features to bring people’s attention to important topics.
Non-techy people have a tough time with Slack. If they’re not using it at work, chances are they won’t use it in their personal life.
With Circle, there’s no app to download or install. People browse to your community and start engaging with you and each other, making everyone feel at home.
Go from workspace to a stress-free space for you and your people
With its work-related vibe and the constant notifications to get to, Slack can get too overwhelming, too fast.
You set the tone for your community. Build a place where members have valuable conversations without feeling like work.
Slack’s real-time chat nature lowers the barrier to communicate. When messaging is easy, people tend to lean towards “fast” instead of “thoughtful”.
Go deep with your content. Post long-form articles, walkthrough videos or live stream with experts. Help your ideas grow without the limitations of group chat.
People roam free in Slack. Moderation means installing 3rd party apps and still combing through hundreds — or thousands — of chats a day.
Circle is built for community builders and moderation is a big part of it. With Circle, you set the rules and get to enforce them.
With team chat, if you’re not “on” when something happens, you’ve already missed it. Some topics need room to breathe and other ways to engage with people.
Posts, comments, videos, courses, polls, live streams and more. Circle lets you discuss topics in different ways to maximize engagement.
Every Slack room looks like any other Slack room. Yours won’t look any different other than a small logo on top.
Make your community look however you want. Set up a fully branded look on your custom domain.
Need people to pay for content or memberships? You’re forced to use a different tool and disrupt what they’re doing.
Accept payments for memberships, one-time access to content or recurring subscriptions. Everything happens inside Circle for increased conversions.
It’s easy to forget Slack is running in the background, risking your community to become one of those “always open, never visited” tabs.
Circle helps members immerse themselves in the experience. The brand, the familiar faces, the content… People get hooked and engage with purpose.
Slack is pretty bare-bones. Want to add features or automate your workflow? You need to install 3rd party apps and — usually — pay for them as add-ons.
Everything community builders need to create, engage and monetize their audience is already built-in your Circle plan.
“Circle brings a technical way to centralize and service a community. It’s offering growth by way of shrinking! A consolidation of tech & location in exchange for the potential of better connection and servability.”
Slack’s free plan can be limiting for successful online communities. When you move to a paid plan, you pay up to $15/mo per person. The more you grow your community, the more you pay.
With Circle you pay as low as $39/mo for up to 1,000 members, giving you room to grow without hitting your finances.
See how others are using Circle to build their community. Share your wins, make new friends, and have fun!
“I have been blown away by the generosity of my fellow course creators who have shared their setups and tips, and I instantly felt like I was a part of the group.”
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.
“I considered using something else but Circle was the winner imo. It’s the perfect balance of functionality, design & price. Plus the founders are super helpful & responsive.”
Slack has a very strong free plan. But its limitations can be extremely restrictive for successful online communities. As soon as your community starts growing, you’ll hit Slack’s limit for 10K searchable messages. This means the more your community grows, the more value it loses along the way.
On top of this, Slack is built for work teams which usually doesn’t translate well to engagement-focused communities of peers.
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.
Absolutely not. No 3rd party ads nor Circle ads are shown in your community platform.
You bet! The one thing we focus on is creating a friendly, easy to use environment for your 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 and Circle experts. Inside, you’ll find live expert workshops on community building, 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 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.