Keep their afterglow
shining bright

Collaborate with family and friends to
create beautiful, emotional memorials
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

Stunning Timeline

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 them.

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"

Carla          Austin, Texas

"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

Zach         Austin, Texas

"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 timeline"

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.

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