What is a suitable alternative to Togethera?
July 5, 2016 3:20 AM   Subscribe

My extended family is a large one and distributed over North America and Western Europe. Up until now we have been using Togethera as a means to share photographs and stay in informal contact. Unfortunately, Togethera have today sent out an email announcing the termination of their service. Is there an obvious alternative social network that can fill this gap?

The appeal of the service is that it:
  • is accessible from mobile devices (many family members do not own a desktop)
  • is private to just the family
  • keeps us separate from facebook
posted by lovelyzoo to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Is it Facebook you want to avoid, or all large companies? Google Photos is pretty good.
posted by katrielalex at 3:31 AM on July 5, 2016

I'm using Dropbox for this.
posted by gakiko at 4:05 AM on July 5, 2016

Telegram works for this. You can set up a group chat and share pictures and video very easily.
posted by blub at 4:15 AM on July 5, 2016

A private Flickr account would work too. Pretty much all the photo hosting services will allow you to limit access to photos.
posted by COD at 5:26 AM on July 5, 2016

Forgive me if this is obvious, but if folks all have iPhones you can use iCloud photo sharing. That's what my family does.
posted by ocherdraco at 5:52 AM on July 5, 2016

A private Flickr group?
posted by soelo at 8:26 AM on July 5, 2016

We use Lifecake.
posted by emkelley at 9:33 AM on July 5, 2016

Slack would be my choice. Fills your needs and is easy to share pictures and chat.
posted by stoneweaver at 9:47 AM on July 5, 2016 [1 favorite]

My extended family created a private WhatsApp group. Works great.
posted by monospace at 10:52 AM on July 5, 2016

We are Slack users (Slackers?) and it works fine for this purpose.
posted by 26.2 at 1:40 PM on July 5, 2016

A lot of families here seem to keep a group WhatsApp conversation sort of constantly running. They have a web application now and photos can easily be transferred from the app to phones.
posted by Salamandrous at 12:32 AM on July 6, 2016

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