The best Google Groups alternative
An all-in-one community platform that provides you with a hassle free way to build a secure online community on - Web, iOS and Android.
Generate income by selling online courses, membership subscriptions, and exclusive content.
Drive more engagement than typically seen on Facebook and Instagram.
Bring your community together in a safe space that you own and control.
Team collaboration, reimagined
Disciples’s all-in-one, fully-branded community platform is the best alternative to Google Groups. We put the power back in your hands and provide you with all of the tools and features you need to gather, manage and monetise your group members with your very own alternative to Google Groups.
Reclaim control of your data, reach and community in a trusted and secure space, with the highest levels of security and compliance
Your community, your rules
Your community, your rules
Your own-branded community platform
Disciple's Google group alternative provides you with the freedom to launch, grow and monetise your community. Simply select the features and branding that suits your needs and in a few easy steps you'll have your own community platform that allows you to reach 100% of your members.
Our easy-to-use Console allows you to store and publish content, manage members and understand what makes your community tick. You control all aspects of your community from the Console.
We take care of the technology, so you can focus on the success of your community
We built our public API, so you can integrate your community with existing tools.
We regularly update the platform with new features and keep an eye on App Store guidelines, so you don’t have to.
We provide a secure, GDPR compliant platform where you own and control your data.
Disciple really understands how to build engaging community platforms. My average revenue per community member is £38
Madeleine Shaw - Business Owner
Start growing, engaging and monetising your community
Branding & customisation
Unlimited groups and topics
Content Library & Media Gallery
Friends & Messaging
All the features of Web
Exposure to millions of users in Apple and Google app stores
Dedicated Community Success Manager
Priority customer support
*Plus VAT for customers in the UK and non-business customers in the EU
"Fantastic app platform has brought our community to life." - Action for Happiness
Disciple community apps in app stores.
Rated 4.64 out of 5. Based on 14,508 iOS and Android app reviews received between 30 June 2014 and 6 November 2018.
"Outstanding Product and Exceptional Customer Experience!" - Her Spirit
Frequently asked questions
Is a community platform better than a Google Group?
Independent community platforms like Disciple, offer a great alternative to Google Groups. For starters, community platforms provide improved discussion forums and offer much more user friendly communication tools across web and mobile. As a result, engagement is much higher and you don't ever have to worry about any privacy concerns because you own your data.
How can I make money with a community platform?
One of the downfalls of Google Groups is that there aren't any options to monetise your community. Having your own community platform with a provider like Disciple, provides you with a range of flexible monetisation features for you to choose from. One option is our subscription model; your members will pay a monthly or annual fee to be part of your community. Or, you can set your community up as a paid download from app stores. That means you set the price and your members pay a one-off fee to download and join your community space. Our community software comes with in-app purchases and freemium functionality, meaning you can put a paywall in front of any exclusive content or areas of your community platform. You can also use any combination of these monetisation options to make money in the ways that work for you and your community.
Will Google Groups shut down?
Google Groups hasn't had a major update for years. It is running for existing users but unfortunately it doesn't get updated or improved, making it a very dated platform to build a community on. Google has previously had a history of shutting down services which haven't been taking off and Groups would fall into that category, so it could happen.
Will my community move with me to my new platform?
Migrating your community may sound like a challenge. But here at Disciple, we help communities of all sizes migrate from social media, websites and mailing lists into their own, dedicated and highly interactive community spaces. We’ve got plenty of resources, best practices and guides to help make sure your community moves with you when you’re ready to go.
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