Do you share pictures of your kids and details of your personal life with your friends and family on Facebook? Do you think that what you share is private or do you not care if the rest of the world has access to your personal info? Because they most likely do. Why not join one of these private family social networks for when you want to share personal pictures and information. Save Facebook for friends and business.
Here are 10 private family social networks, some websites,some apps, some both,where you can feel free to share privately with just a small group of family members or a larger extended family group. Many of them are similar, although some offer different features, so I suggest you check them all out to see which is best for you and your family.
Share photos privately with your family online, on your computer, tablet or smartphone. And, this easy to use app is free! If you want, you can invite friends to receive updates by email. And you can have photobooks made from your pictures. If you are an Instagram user - You can now automatically post to 23snaps from your Instagram account just by adding #23snaps in your Instagram photo description!
Connect, share and preserve memories with your extended family. This private social online family network includes great collaboration features such as shared calendar, events, family tree, newsletters, maps, status updates and more. You name and create your family website in seconds. Your photos and videos are preserved in HD.
The Family Crossings tag line is “Your Family Website. A Safe Place to Share, Connect and Play“. You take control and build your own private family website. In addition to the sharing and connecting that all of these private family social networks have, Family Crossing gives you and your extended family the opportunity to do other types of thing such as play games, build an online cookbook and share shopping tips.
FamilyWall can be used on the Web, the iPhone and Android and soon many more devices. FamilyWall helps you communicate and share with your family, easily and privately. To organize your family you will find both a calendar and a task area. There are photo and video areas for memories. You can communicate with your family through messaging and the family directory and you can locate your kids with Location.
JustFamily is a shared photo library for you family. Instead of sharing your photos of your kids with your siblings on Facebook, Create a JustFamily account and bring all your photos together for the entire family (and only the family) to see. You can add up to 5,000 photos for free.
A private family network to keep you connected. Each family member has their own profile page where they can set privacy settings for anything on their page. The family group pages are collaborative where members can share photos, videos, stories and events in private. This seems to be a network for extended families as they talk about being a member of more than one family.
Notabli is an app that allows you to easily save your kids amazing moments. They are totally private unless you decide you want to invite specific people to see them. Or you can, if you want, even share them on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Have one place to keep all the special moment’s of your kid’s life. You can record these moments with photos, videos, audio, quotes, and notes.
Rootsy is a website for private and simple family sharing. The mission of this private social network is to bring family’s closer. Rootsy gives you a platform to build a family tree and to share photos, videos and stories with your family.
9. Save The Mom
This social network consists of an app that helps busy families by having one place to share all forms of communication. Instead of checking texts, phone calls, emails, Facebook, Twitter and more, all you now need check is this one app. What can you add into the Save the Mom app? You can add audio messages, texts, photos, shopping lists, polls, events and to-dos. Don’t need to worry about your family missing any messages again.
Social Parent is an app for parents to help manage family connections. So this is an app only for the adults to use. Within the app you can organize various family circles, and everything is kept private within each circle. You might want to have a circle for neighborhood families, families from b’s softball team, etc. You can share to all circles, one circle or one person if you want. SocialParent makes it much easier to manage a busy family social life.
Are any of these private family social networks right for you and your family? Which of these do you like best?
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