Circle

The all-in-one platform for world-class community builders

About Circle

Why juggle 5 tools to build your community when you can just use one?

Circle’s all-in-one approach brings together your community, courses, and content in one beautiful, user-friendly platform.

Engage and monetize your business with ease using white-label communities, courses, live streams, chat, events, payments, and much more.

Industry-grade encryption keeps your content secure on Circle, while 1000s of integrations, custom single-sign-on (SSO), API access, and advanced analytics are available to enhance your existing workflow.

Pricing starting from:

US$49.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Circle

1) All-in-one:

Your members won’t have to switch between different tools for your community and content anymore. Get everything you need to engage and monetize your community — all in one place, under your brand. Mix and match posts, events, chat, live streams, payments, courses, and more to create the seamless member experience of your dreams.

2) Highly customizable:

There isn’t a single ‘right’ way to build a community. That’s why Circle provides all the building blocks and guidance you need to bring your unique community vision to life. Circle's highly customizable spaces empower you to set your community up just as you like it, while your own custom domain plus branding ensures that your brand stands out.

3) Stay in control:

Unlike a lot of other community platforms, Circle enables you to own your content, domain, and data. You have full control over the look and feel of your community as well as relationships with your members. Nobody has the power to ban your members, censor discussions, or delete your hard-earned work.

4) Earn more:

Circle’s easy monetization empowers your community to grow alongside your business. Using Paywalls, you can decide whether to charge for a single space, a set of spaces, your entire community, or a combination of all of the above. Earn more by offering free trials, discounts, upsells, and subscription options to your members at the right place, at the right time.

5) Flexible:

Circle both unifies your community-building tech stack and seamlessly fits into your existing workflow. Choose from thousands of integrations to customize your community, while SSO and API access allow you to connect Circle to your website, app, CRM, or any other valuable web asset. Circle is available on web, iOS, and Android.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla , Albania, Armenia, Angola, Argentina, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Åland Islands, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Bermuda, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Congo - Brazzaville, Switzerland, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Djibouti, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Micronesia, Faroe Islands, France, Gabon, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Gambia, Guinea, Guadeloupe, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, India, Iraq, Iran, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, South Korea, Kuwait, Cayman Islands, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, Saint Martin, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, North Macedonia, Mali, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Macao SAR China, Northern Mariana Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Montserrat, Malta, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, Niger, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Palestinian territories, Portugal, Palau, Paraguay, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Singapore, Saint Helena, Slovenia, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, San Marino, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, São Tomé and Príncipe, El Salvador, Syria, Eswatini, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Samoa, Yemen, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$49.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Circle: 42

  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Contact Database
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Email Reminders
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Calendar
  • Event Management Software
  • Feedback Management
  • Filtering
  • Gamification Software
  • Group Management
  • Knowledge Base Management
  • Live Chat Software
  • Member Directory
  • Membership Management Software
  • Mobile Access
  • Moderation
  • Multi-Language
  • Online Forums
  • Personalization Software
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Single Sign On Software
  • Tagging
  • Third Party Integrations
  • User Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5
(12)
Value for Money
4.7/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.8/5
Customer Support Software
4.8/5

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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A robust, full-featured community solution

Reviewed on 1/17/2023

Pros

When I say Circle is "Facebook-like" I mean it as a compliment. I believe a lot of modern social community solutions like Discord, Slack, or member platforms like Patreon don't have the proper feel of being a "destination" or home for a community. Circle has this, and has features for just about every type of community interaction you would like to create.

Cons

The subscription is on the high side compared to member platforms like Patreon and Supercast (and especially Discord), but I hope this sets a high bar for their feature delivery and customer service.

Jennifer
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  • Industry: Writing & Editing
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

So Happy we went with Circle!

Reviewed on 1/12/2023

Overall - I looked at a lot of membership platforms and since have joined many as a member, and I...

Overall - I looked at a lot of membership platforms and since have joined many as a member, and I am so happy with circle. When I get the invite to join another circle community I'm thrilled they are using the platform.

Pros

Circle has EXCELLENT support and a community to help you really develop your community and strategy to help your members. The platform is always innovating and releasing new features and listening to what people would like. Their customer support will even follow up on requests you made months ago just with suggestions when those ideas are implemented. Plus ongoing weekly training and office hours have helped so much as we worked out how our membership would look.

Cons

There is a LOT to go into building a community, and Circle appreciates that and is there to help. We would have liked to have launched our community faster but they are doing everything I feel they can to support us through this process and to truly do it right!

Alternatives Considered

uuki

Reasons for Choosing Circle

We were originally going to use facebook but started researching options. Circle has so many more features.

Reasons for Switching to Circle

We had a tremendously helpful call with circle when we were in our demo period and he had taken the time to research communities similar to ours to showcase what was possible, and had an answer to every one of our questions.
Jessa
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  • Industry: Mental Health Care
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Excellent for a lot of use cases but lacking some core features

Reviewed on 1/12/2023

Overall I think Circle is a good value for it's cost and is suitable for a lot of folks who have...

Overall I think Circle is a good value for it's cost and is suitable for a lot of folks who have smaller communities or who focus on a membership-based business. They seem very product driven in their approach and committed to delivering new features and improving on a continual basis.

Pros

Circle was very easy to onboard and integrate. The company is very involved in their own community, and seemed to be extremely engaged with user feedback and activating on it. We've been live for 7 months now and many of the features I was disappointed weren't available have already been pushed live, with more on their roadmap coming in the next several months.

Cons

Out of the box, it's very easy to use but only comes with one template making all Circle communities look very homogenous and restricted in customizations. The analytics dashboard is sorely lack and needs a complete overhaul. Very little access to editing user profiles on the backend. Not great for content organization with lack of content tags or a knowledgebase template to organize FAQs or content libraries.

Susan
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  • Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Circle is the all-in-one user friendly platform I'd been looking for for years!

Reviewed on 1/11/2023

I absolutely love the Circle platform, but even more, the staff at Circle!

I absolutely love the Circle platform, but even more, the staff at Circle!

Pros

Circle is intuitive, the customer support is fantastic, and they walk their talk creating an incredible community of Circle users!

Cons

So far, I haven't found anything I've disliked. Any help I've needed has been addressed with Circle support and in a friendly and timely manner, too!

Shelly
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  • Industry: Professional Training & Coaching
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

We love Circle!

Reviewed on 1/10/2023

It has been great! A lot of learning and trying things out but so much fun and I feel my creative...

It has been great! A lot of learning and trying things out but so much fun and I feel my creative juices flowing when I am building and thinking of how best to set up and use this platform for hosting our community. It is just what we needed!

Pros

The Circle team, customer support, layout and support material is AMAZING! Mostly I love the Circle team members and how they engage with us! I feel so supported and celebrated! I can't wait to see how far this platform goes! I am a big big fan of Circle!

Cons

Maybe just the newness of this platform for users, but I think everyone will get onboard soon enough. And not being able to see other Communities inside a directory or list inside Circle.

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Circle FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Circle.

Circle offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$49.00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Basic Plan: $49/month — · Rich member profiles · Searchable member directory · Discussions · Real-time Chat Spaces · Events · Private Messaging · Paid Memberships · Custom Domain · Weekly Community Digest --- Professional Plan: $99/month — · Everything on the Basic plan plus:  · Unlimited members · Courses · Native Live Streams and Rooms · Brand Colors & Custom Themes · White-label Community · Zapier Integration · Reporting & Analytics · Custom Code Snippets · Conversion Tracking --- Enterprise Plan: $399/month — · Everything on the Professional plan plus: · Custom SSO  · API access · Concierge onboarding support · Dedicated Customer Success Manager [Annual plan only] · Custom Fields · Priority Customer Support · Sandbox Community · Email White-labeling · Up to 10 admins & unlimited moderators

Circle has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Circle supports the following languages:

English

Circle supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)

Circle integrates with the following applications:

Airtable, Auth0, Bubble, CodePen, GitHub, Google Maps, Instagram, Loom, MemberSpace, Memberstack, Outseta, Simplecast, Slack, Stripe, Thinkific, Twitter, Typeform, VideoAsk, Vimeo, Wistia, WordPress, YouTube, Zapier

Circle offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base Software

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