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Tribe, a powerful alternative to Spectrum

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What’s the difference between
Tribe Platform and Spectrum?

Spectrum is a group communication software that was launched in 2017 by combining some of the elements of forums and messaging solutions. Essentially, Spectrum is like a hybrid of Reddit and Slack — companies can create groups on Spectrum where all the discussions would be threaded and indexed while organizing them in channels like Slack.

In contrast, Tribe Platform is a complete community solutions package that has been designed from the ground up based on the preferences of new-age social media users. As a community owner, you can use Tribe to build customer communities to improve engagement, collect feedback, and boost retention with a delightful social experience.

Also, Tribe allows you to customize the community with easy-to-configure DIY options — arrange the social elements, change the color combinations, merge with site navigation, and more. Apart from this, you can embed the community touchpoints in the entire customer journey via a host of integrations and pluggable widgets.

Read on to explore whether Tribe will be the right community platform for you.

Why Tribe is the top alternative to Spectrum

Tribe Spectrum
Free plan
Supports 100 total members, unlimited content, and custom domain
Doesn’t support custom domain
Community platform
Select, organize, and showcase elements of the community exactly the way you need
Activity feed
Activity feed that delivers personalized and contextual content
Native video player
Allow members to upload videos directly to the community
Build public, private, and secret Spaces in your community
Keep members engaged with reputation scores, badges, and leaderboards
Reputation system
Reporting and analytics
Track built-in reports and measure metrics at a granular level via deep integration with Amplitude and Google Analytics
No direct and deep integration with popular analytics solution
Data import and export
Option for private community
Build custom integrations and automate processes
Valuable apps such as Custom Code Snippets, Google Analytics, and Zapier
Third-party integrations
Integration with CRM solutions, workflow automation tools, messaging apps, analytics tools, and more
SSO (Single Sign-On)
Allow your users to log in with the existing credentials of your website or app
Moderation tools
Automate moderation with minimum reputation requirements and keyword blacklisting
User Interface (UI)
Customization option
Fully customize the look and interface. Integrate with product or site navigation
Design philosophy
Based on modern social media
Inspired by chat apps and forums

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Tribe helped us build a unified community with continuous experience for learners and create a robust communication channel.

Mariah Olson

Head of Community, Schoolhouse


your customer retention


of your customers engaged

Modern design
for modern users

Tribe’s design philosophy and engagement tools are inspired by popular social networks which makes it familiar to community members.

Embeddable widgets

Deliver immersive social experience right inside your product, app or website with widgets. Some of the prominent examples can be enabling user discussions under the product listing and showcasing user-generated content when users browse through different features of your product.

Highly engaging apps

Tribe offers some of the most compelling modern apps such as incentivization system via virtual currency that can be used to get desired user action, easy user management, and powerful analytics.

It’s your brand.
Fully customizable.

Tribe is a white-label social network solution. It is designed to adopt your brand and engineered to integrate with your website. You can even add your site header/footer to seamlessly blend it with your site navigation.


Tribe vs. Spectrum

Spectrum can be a good option for simple group collaboration and project discussion.

Tribe offers a fully customizable community platform, embeddable widgets, valuable apps, integration, API,  analytics, and more to build successful online communities under your custom domain. Select Tribe, if you wish to engage customers, improve support experience, collect feedback, and share product updates.

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