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Migrate to Yahoo Groups Alternative — Create Your Tribe

Tribe is a fully customizable and modern community platform that enables you to build branded online communities.


Yahoo Groups

An important part of the early social web

Yahoo Groups have shut down. The exact way to interpret this is to understand that Verizon has essentially transformed the Yahoo Groups into email lists. This means Yahoo Groups don’t support the public groups and the existing ones have been converted to private where all the communication are driven by emails. That said, users are still able to search these private groups and join by invitation from the admins who would have limited management rights.

All the data available on these groups got deleted before the end of 2020. Read on to learn about the features that got deleted, the tool you can use to export data, and how Tribe is a much powerful alternative to Yahoo Group for creating communities.

Features and data
getting deleted from Yahoo Groups

Yahoo Groups are arguably one of the largest discussion forums that started back in 2001. They have been able to host a wide range of niche interest groups (similar to Reddit) — from paranormal sightings to Java programming. All these groups contain valuable user-generated content and soon this data will be lost.

The functionality to upload content and the features associated with communication were stopped from the 28th of October 2020. Given below are the complete list features and assets that got phased out.


Calendar tools

Content organization




File upload

Message digest and history

Tribe, a powerful alternative to Yahoo Groups

A significant part of internet history is getting wiped out —
however, there is still an opportunity to continue to build stronger communities with the Tribe Platform.

Community platform

Tribe’s community platform is highly adaptable and allows you to shape the community by selecting, organizing, and showcasing various elements of your community exactly the way you need.

Direct integrations

Tribe offers native integration with 20+ apps ranging from CRM and helpdesk to payments and messaging apps. Moreover, Zapier integration allows you to connect with thousands of leading third-party SaaS apps.

Embeddable widgets

Deliver immersive social experience by embedding valuable elements of the community inside your product or site. Allow the members to share feedback and discuss without leaving your site or product.

Comprehensive API

Tribe platform is practically a client of our API. This means every single activity on the community gets captured via API and it can be used to extend the power of the community via custom integration in the existing workflows.

Activity feed

Tribe enables you to deliver personalized and relevant content via an activity feed designed to keep members up to date and improve engagement.

Vibrant app store

The extensions offered by Tribe platform helps you improve the functionality of the community to a large extent based on your exact needs. Popular apps include SEO Boost, Virtual Currency, and Subcommunities.

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.

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