Create a private social network
Avoid the noise of social media with a fully-branded and easy to use private social network 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.
Host your own social network with Disciple
Twitter and Facebook may have helped to popularise social media, but when it comes to privacy, they have their limitations. If you want to have control over every aspect of a social platform, you’ll need to create a private social network of your own.
Whether you want to build a private social network for family & friends, fans, or followers, Disciple is the right choice. Closed social media platforms are a great way to establish and nurture an online community away from all the distracting noise found in public digital spaces filled with millions of users.
Disciple lets you host your own social network complete with all the features you need to help engage your users.
Disciple’s private social network creator is a one-stop-shop designed to help you create your community around what matters to you. We believe that every community has a unique culture and its own set of wants and needs, so we put the control back in your hands.
We simplify creating a private social network with a set of easy-to-use tools and features, so you can focus your attention on reaching, engaging and monetising your audience. We guarantee the highest levels of security and compliance to ensure your community interacts in a safe, trusted and secure environment.
Why Choose Disciple
Creating a private social network with staying power is no easy task. There are myriad factors that weigh on the potential success or failure of a social network and the software solution you choose must be able to fulfil them all, else you build a house of cards.
Disciple Media was founded by people with a deep appreciation of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to social media apps and online communities. They took their many years of combined experience in the industry and fashioned a private social network solution that avoids the worst of Big Tech’s intrusive, exploitative tendencies, but kept and expanded upon the features that promote engagement, security and monetisation. Features such as…
Member profiles – Member profiles can be configured in such a way as to capture highly relevant information that will make it easier for members to connect with each other. You can also use them to segment your members into groups based on interests, location and other data.
Messaging – All too often online community members, even friends and family, are forced to exit the community environment and open a third-party app if they want to send a private message to one another. Disciple’s private social network software puts an end to that sorry practice with integrated private messaging.
Commenting – Commenting is the mortar that holds many an online community together. Commenting enables the fast and easy sharing of opinions, provides reliable feedback on new products and enables community leaders to take the pulse of the community. Our threaded comments crank these engagement principles up to 11.
Push notifications – Disciple push notifications allow you to notify as many or as few community members as you wish about exclusive content, upcoming events, community milestones and more. You can also use them to notify members when someone has responded to their threaded comment.
Control Where it Belongs – With You
Between our leading-edge feature set, impressive moderation tools and wide-ranging monetisation options, Disciple Media’s private social network software is the go-to method for creating, nurturing and sustaining an online private social network.
The days of having to kowtow to Facebook et al are over. Disciple puts the control back in your hands where it belongs.
Closed social media platforms offer more control than Twitter & Facebook
Closed social media platforms offer more control than Twitter & Facebook
Your own-branded private social network
Our fully-branded, platform gives you the power to launch, grow and monetise your community in the easiest way possible. Simply select the features and branding that suits your needs and in a few simple steps you'll have your own private social network.
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 private social network 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
What is a private social network?
A private social network is a space that you own and manage. You control all aspects of it from the look and feel of it, to the branding, to owning the data. Your members can connect and share information such as photos, videos and livestreams. You reach 100% of your members and never have to worry about them getting distracted by ads or irrelevant information like they would on traditional social networks. Your community, your rules!
Can I make money with my private social network?
Unlike traditional social networks, we have a range of monetisation features that allow you to monetise your community. 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 private social network.
What is the price?
Our private social network creator works for communities of all shapes and sizes and is currently powering communities of 100 people and communities of 1 million people alike. Every community is unique and we want to make sure you’re not paying for features and hosting capacity that you don’t need. We’ll give you a personalised price based on your community size and feature requirements. After you complete the contact form below, you’ll have a chance to book a call with one of our Community Specialists to get your exact quote.
Will my community move with me to my new private social network?
Migrating your community to your private social network, 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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