Keep their afterglow
Collaborate with family and friends to
for you and your loved ones.
Every life lived is part of humanity's collective story
Bond with close friends and family on your own free private social
network and collect the bits and pieces of their remarkable life story
Celebrate your loved ones by preserving their memory
Life stories deserve more than to be summed up with an obituary.
Create a timeline that tells the whole story, the way you want and
they would have wanted. Add photos, videos, stories, gifs, audio,
text, then combine and remix to tell a vibrant story.
Collaborative & Easy
The more people you invite, the more vibrant the timeline becomes.
The platform is designed with older family members in mind to allow
everyone to contribute at their own pace, whenever a memory comes to
Private & Secure
Invite everyone touched by your loved one’s life, inspire them to
collect amazing stories, and help each other heal through your own
free, private and secure social network, and share your work
publicly or only with close family and friends.
"My father died five years ago and just a few days before
he died he recorded a voice mail that I still have just so I
can listen to it. I didn't know what else to do with it
until now. I am glad that I can have it here in After as I was
worried that the phone might die and that I'd lose the
message for ever"
James Austin, Texas
"I came back from the funeral and I was hanging my black
dress in the closet and I just stood there, I didn't want
to close the door. I don't want ever to forget. Creating
a memorial with After has allowed me to talk about my son
more, and that helps me heal"
Sandy Austin, Texas
"I had my mom's diary in a box under the bed. It had
so many cool and interesting stories and I had no idea how to
share with the family. Sharing these stories on After made me
and my siblings feel closer to each other"
"I was afraid my children will grow up not knowing my
mother. photos don't do her justice. they don't tell
the full story. Her personality. this is something that I
liked And so did your mother and so did your grandmother
"At the funeral, I asked my dad's distant cousins
about his stories but of course it was a difficult time and
they couldn't remember much. It was easier to send them a
link with After so whenever they remembered a story they could
just click on the link and add the memory or the story to the
Janet Austin, Texas
We are committed to preserving all life stories so we continue to be
inspired by the legacy of those who came before us
It is an unsettling fact that the vast majority of the 107 billion
people who have entered this world left no trace of themselves. Public
tributes have long been reserved for a small handful of celebrities
and leaders, while the rest of us hope against the odds that our own
descendants might at least remember our names or keep our photos,
until those too eventually fade. The Covid-19 pandemic has focused
attention not just on the value of life, but also on the uncomfortable
question of how to deal with loss and honor those who have passed.
Some comfort is offered by obituaries and genealogy websites,
but trying to sum up entire lives in one paragraph, or trying to
understand a personality by gathering stories from distant
relatives at funerals doesn’t do them justice. Distant memories
are difficult to recall at the best of times, let alone when
grieving. Our loved ones are too often remembered as a
formulaic, one-paragraph summaries, instead of the meaningful
tributes they deserve.
We want to change the way
people deal with loss, help them through the duties that come
with bereavement, and promote the celebration of lives that have
run their course.
That's why we created After.io, a
community social media platform that allows friends and families
to come together to commemorate a loved one’s life and preserve
their legacy though stories, tributes, photographs, personal
works, and more.