The Horn is a new group communications platform. It’s more serious than Facebook Groups, and simpler to use than Microsoft Teams or Slack. You have the email addresses of all your members – and you don’t have to worry about Facebook deleting your group for some obscure reason.
The Horn is NOT another social network. Members can only join your group on The Horn upon your invitation. Your group on The Horn is “off the public web” – Google doesn’t index anything in it, and you must be logged in to see anything going on inside. But, The Horn “runs” like Facebook – so it’s a familiar environment to your group members, and they don’t have to learn a completely new system.
One of the biggest complaints of people who run groups on Facebook is that they don’t have the email addresses of their members. On The Horn, you have full access to all your members’ emails, available either singly or in lists. We can also do the opposite: If you have a list of members of your group or organization, we can set your group up with them already as members, so they won’t have to register.
Your people do more than just work, right? Slack or Teams are great environments to collaborate on – but what about just “shooting the sh*t” with every-day social conversation? Many companies use groups on The Horn in tandem with these services for the more social interactions of their employees or members. The Horn seems more “casual” than Slack or Teams – and your Horn group syncs seamlessly with your Zoom account, so that you can run your Zoom meetings completely from inside your group.
The Horn is a completely ad-free environment. You don’t have to worry about unknown third parties trying to sell you sneakers, or your competitors trying to poach your employees. It’s a completely private place for you and your members or employees to get together. You can use it as a work space, a place to meet with customers, a space to socialize in or a place where your organization’s members can meet.
It’s your world – and you run it.
Any serious group of people can benefit from the social interaction that The Horn provides:
You’re in charge. You set up all the parameters of how your group runs, and who can do what. And you have the verified email addresses of all your members to use as you wish.
Your group integrates perfectly with your Zoom account. You can create Zoom meetings and set all parameters for them from right inside your group – and launch them from inside your group, too.
If you don’t want to use Zoom, The Horn has its own video conferencing system built-in. It’s totally simple to use – and it complements Zoom so well you might very well want to use both!
You can configure your group’s news feed to run several different ways. You can even turn on a full-featured discussion forum so your members can communicate.
Your group has an events calendar, and you can determine who is allowed to create group events. You can even keep track of RSVPs and tickets for events.
You can create an unlimited number of groups – including “sub-groups” that you can nest under your main group – e.g., for different locations for your organization.
The video below is from the Group Creators Guide available inside the service.
It will give you a good idea of The Horn’s user interface and how The Horn works.
For only twelve bucks a month. you can have the secure, private group your members deserve. And, the email addresses of all your members!