At first glance, pages and communities have a few things in common: You can use apps, subscribers and members get notifications about news, and you can cater them precisely to your needs. There are nevertheless some clear differences in terms of their usage scenarios, as you will find out below.
You can work with apps and widgets in both. To keep up to date and be informed about news, users can subscribe to pages and communities to receive notifications.
You use pages for editorial content such as company news or for fixed content, e.g. for company data. With pages, you can use the auto-subscribe function to set that all users of certain groups will be informed about new content. This is particularly useful for central news, which is made available by Corporate Communications.
Remember: You use pages for editorial content.
Find out how to create pages and what visibility settings there are in this article.
The name says it all: This is where you collaborate. They are also ideal when teams or projects are collaborating on topics, interacting, and organizing, or for going off-topic, such as an exchange platform within the company.
Communities are based on voluntary participation. Users can be invited or added to communities, but they decide for themselves whether they stay in them. A user can naturally also create a community.
Remember: You use communities to collaborate within teams, projects or on topics and promote interaction.
You can find out how to create communities and what visibility settings there are in the respective articles.