Compare Crowdstack With Facebook Groups

Discover why Crowdstack offers so much more control and flexibility than Facebook Groups.

Richest feature set

Own your data

100% Reach

Use your own domain

No censorship

Control over look and feel

Why Organizations Choose Crowdstack Over Facebook Groups

Expansive Content

Crowdstack offers native support for all of the following:

  • Topics
  • Private Messaging
  • Calendar Events

Not available on Facebook Groups:

  • Blogs
  • Surveys
  • Resources/File Sharing
  • Databases
  • Help Desk

Expansive Content Types

Crowdstack offers native support for all of the following:

  • Topics
  • Private Messaging
  • Calendar Events

Not available on Facebook Groups:

  • Blogs
  • Surveys
  • Resources/File Sharing
  • Databases
  • Help Desk

Control and Flexibility

Crowdstack gives you total control:

  • You own the data - Unlike with Facebook, you always own all data and set your own rules.
  • 100% Reach - Crowdstack ensures that any content you post to your community gets shared. We never serve any outside content to your community or manipulate how your content is disseminated.
  • Design - you can customize the look and feel, including creating your own theme or adding your own custom CSS.
  • Domain - you can use your own domain (or subdomain) for your Crowdstack.
  • No Walled Garden - Users must have a Facebook account to use their Groups; Crowdstack registration is open to anyone.
  • Flexible Roles - Get as detailed as you like with Crowdstack's customizable roles and permissions. With Facebook Groups, you have very little control over permissions.

Control and Flexibility

Crowdstack gives you total control:

  • You own the data - Unlike with Facebook, you always own all data and set your own rules.
  • 100% Reach - Crowdstack ensures that any content you post to your community gets shared. We never serve any outside content to your community or manipulate how your content is disseminated.
  • Design - you can customize the look and feel, including creating your own theme or adding your own custom CSS.
  • Domain - you can use your own domain (or subdomain) for your Crowdstack.
  • No Walled Garden - Users must have a Facebook account to use their Groups; Crowdstack registration is open to anyone.
  • Flexible Roles - Get as detailed as you like with Crowdstack's customizable roles and permissions. With Facebook Groups, you have very little control over permissions.

Power Features

Crowdstack gives you the following features that are not available on Facebook Groups:

  • Subgroups - segment your audience any way you like. Each subgroup has its own settings and permissions.
  • API - access/manage your Crowdstack data via our API.
  • Custom Wording - all wording used on the front end is customizable. Great for translating to another language or just making it feel like your own.
  • Premium Memberships - our native premium membership system allows you to craft your own paid membership plan.
  • Gamification - Use activity points to encourage participation and recognize/reward active community members.

Power Features

Crowdstack gives you the following features that are not available on Facebook Groups:

  • Subgroups - segment your audience any way you like. Each subgroup has its own settings and permissions.
  • API - access/manage your Crowdstack data via our API.
  • Custom Wording - all wording used on the front end is customizable. Great for translating to another language or just making it feel like your own.
  • Premium Memberships - our native premium membership system allows you to craft your own paid membership plan.
  • Gamification - Use activity points to encourage participation and recognize/reward active community members.

Feature Comparison

 
Facebook Group
Crowdstack
Fee Structure Free Flat Rate
Unlimited Members
Unlimited Usage
Custom Domain
Design
Topics
Calendar
Private Messages
Blogs
Resources/File Sharing
Surveys
Support Ticket System
Databases
Custom Profile Fields
Custom Roles (For Permissions)
Custom Wording
Content Moderation
Member Management Tools
Advanced Reporting
Gamification
API
Single Sign-On (SSO)
GDPR Compliance Features
Community Management Services
Automation Rules
Subgroups
Premium Memberships
Embeddable Widgets
Deep Search
Age Check Tools

Anti-Censorship

We strongly believe that our role is simply to be the infrastructure for your online community. Thus, we will never monitor or censor your members or content. We wrote a blog post about this -- and take it very seriously.
Get Started - Free Trial