Social Squared Forums

by Lightning Tools

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Lightning Tools Social Squared Forums is a Discussion Board tool for SharePoint and Microsoft Teams.

Social Squared is a feature-rich, modern discussion forum for use within SharePoint or Microsoft Teams.

* Please note that this is a 30-day trial experience of Social Squared for SharePoint Online. Upon successfully purchasing a license key from Lightning Tools, the product license can be applied without reinstalling the application or losing any content. To purchase, or to trial in SharePoint 2019 or SE, please contact

Social Squared is a SharePoint discussion board application where users can post questions within relevant forums and receive answers to their questions from subject matter experts. The discussions continue to provide answers to commonly asked questions to other employees who may be looking for information. The structure of Social Squared forums means that users can easily find answers to questions through logical forum structures, tags, and built-in search.

Key Features

Structured forum architecture: Site or Team owners create a forum structure of discussion categories, allowing participants to easily navigate to the right place to ask and answer questions.

Works in SharePoint and Microsoft Teams: Separate Social Squared instances can be created in any SharePoint site or Microsoft Teams team. Forum content is stored in SharePoint lists within your SharePoint Online tenant.

Works on mobile devices: Social Squared supports mobile devices via the Microsoft Teams and SharePoint apps.

Moderation: Subject matter experts can be named as Moderators in each forum.

Multiple views: Forum content can be viewed in multiple ways, such as Recent Topics, Favorite Topics, My Posts, etc.

Tagging: Posts can be tagged to provide findability in the Social Squared Tag Cloud view.

Rich Text Editor: Posts can be formatted, and can contain images, video, code, and more.

Customizable: Admins can choose from a multitude of settings to best support your organization’s use case.

Feedback: Site and team members can rate, like, and vote on posts, and they can be awarded badges for their participation.

Notifications: Participants can subscribe to forums or topics, and they can receive notifications via email or within Microsoft Teams.

User-Friendly Interface: Social Squared provides an intuitive user experience for both forum administrators and members.

Social Squared by Lightning Tools is a robust solution for collaboration and knowledge sharing within businesses, non-profits, government organizations, and education!

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