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Zoho Social- the truly affordable Sprout Social alternative

Why pay an exorbitant amount for Sprout Social when Zoho Social provides an easier and better user interface at a fraction of the cost?

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How Zoho Social takes a step ahead

Planning social media activities and staying ahead of the competition has become a necessity for brands and businesses. Picking the right social media management tool can help you do it effortlessly. If you're exploring options and comparing Sprout Social and Zoho Social, here are the ways we believe Zoho Social takes a step ahead to make managing social media easier for you:

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Planning social media activities and staying ahead of the competition has become a necessity for brands and businesses. Picking the right social media management tool can help you do it effortlessly. If you're exploring options and comparing Sprout Social and Zoho Social, here are the ways we believe Zoho Social takes a step ahead to make managing social media easier for you:


Zoho Social is affordable

Zoho Social's standard plans cost /month whereas Sprout Social's standard plan costs $249/month. With Zoho Social, you can get the essential features you need at a price that's easier on your wallet.


Anybody can use Zoho Social

A tool's efficiency also depends on its ease of use. Zoho Social's interface requires no special training. Anybody in your team can start using Zoho Social, whereas it might take time to adjust to Sprout Social's interface.


Zoho Social's monitor feature comes with no limits

Zoho Social's monitor feature is robustly built, allowing you to monitor key metrics that you think are important for your brand. These include keywords, hashtags, product reviews, mentions, page searches, and much more.


Reels report helps you improve Instagram Reel creation

With Zoho Social you can do more than just posting Instagram Reels—you can view how your Reels have performed and plan your strategies accordingly. Whereas Sprout Social doesn't support an Instagram Reels report.


No hassle repeating your important posts

Using Zoho Social, you can repeat your evergreen posts weekly/monthly—you don't have to set up a date manually. Whereas with Sprout Social, you'll have to choose dates manually.

Features Comparison

It is vital to pick a social media management tool after carefully checking to see it has essential features to help build your strategies and achieve your desired goal. Find out how Zoho Social and Sprout Social compare in terms of essential functions.

  • Channels

    X (formerly Twitter)  
    Google Business Profile  
  • Publishing and scheduling

    Multichannel publishing  
    Custom scheduling  

    Reschedule scheduled posts whenever you want to

    Scheduled posts tab  

    (Only calendar view)

    Publishing calendar  
    Customize content for all platforms  

    (You'll have to customize separately for each platform)

    Alt text  
    Media library 

    (Starting from Professional plan)


    (But available only from Advanced plan )

    Pause posts  
    Image editor  
    Built-in RSS feeds  

    (Requires a Feedly integration)

    Automated repeat posts

    Reschedule scheduled posts whenever you want


    (Manually pick dates and schedule)


    SmartQ fetches you the best time slots to post

    UTM parameters tracking

    Track URLs posted on your social media channels by setting up UTM parameters

    Hashtag groups  
    Facebook geotargeting

    Set your target locations for posts on Facebook

    Cloud picker  

    (Only Google Drive and Dropbox)

    Bulk schedule 

    (csv,.xls,.xlsx supported)


    (Only csv supported)

    Add button for GMB  
    Instagram grid planner  
    AI publishing assitant  
  • Analytics

    Channel-specific reports dashboard  
    Custom reports  
    Instagram post reports  
    Audience reports  
    Instagram Reel reports  
    Instagram Stories reports  
    Facebook reports  
    LinkedIn reports  
    YouTube reports  
    X reports  
    TikTok reports  
    Pinterest reports  
  • Inbox

  • Monitoring

    Monitoring dashboard  
    Customize listening columns  
    Monitor Facebook pages, reviews, page searches  
    View and reply to Facebook comments  
    Monitor Instagram hashtags  
    Monitor Youtube likes, dislikes, playlists; moderate comments  
    X (formerly Twitter) timeline, likes, @mentions, keywords, user search lists  
    GMB questions and reviews  
  • Collaboration

    Setting up workflows  
  • Support

    Knowledge base user guides  
    Onboarding assistance  
    Social media handles  

Pricing comparison

Here we compare the basic plans of Zoho Social and Sprout Social.

You save 93.98% with Zoho Social




  • Pricing
  • Channels

    Only 5 social profiles on any channels

  • Audience size limit (Followers/fans count limit)
    Up to 2,00,000

Check out our pricing plans and choose the best one for your needs

Highlights of our best-in-class features for social media growth

Zoho Social is well-built from understanding the most vital and profound social media marketing goals a business/brand would have. While there are other similar social media marketing platforms covering the basic requirements, we dig deeper to provide unique features that make social media management a cakewalk. Here are some of those features that prove why choosing us is a wise decision.

Monitor dashboard
Publishing calendar
Easy rescheduling
CRM integration
Feature Monitor

A dashboard that lets you keep track of engagement metrics that are important to you.

Feature Publishing

A publishing calendar that gives you a complete channel-wise view of scheduled posts. Create posts from the calendar and reschedule by just dragging and dropping.

Feature Collaboration

Collaborate and work with team members by sharing drafts, assigning roles, and setting up workflows.

Feature Smartq

Rescheduling on Zoho Social is the easiest—just drag and drop the scheduled post to the date you want to post it.


SmartQ fetches you the best time slots to publish your posts by analyzing the highest engagement rates.

Feature Geo Targeting

Target the right set of audiences at the right time on Facebook by using the Geotargeting feature to post to specific regions.

Feature CRM Integration

Generate leads from social media by identifying potential engagements and syncing them to a powerful CRM tool.

Why choose Zoho?

Operating with the motto of creating software to solve business problems, Zoho has been serving the global community for over 24 years. Throughout the journey, we've prioritized the needs of customers and met the demand of a rapidly growing business market.

Along these lines, Zoho Social is tailor made for every business aiming to maximize its social media and manage it in a better way. Zoho Social cultivates ultimate solutions brands require to face social media marketing challenges. By choosing Zoho Social, you'll finally have the right tool to manage social media marketing for your brands effectively.

  • Privacy first

    At Zoho, we priortize your privacy and never own your data nor use any of your information to run marketing activities.

  • Truly free product trials

    We offer free trials for products, so you can understand them and use them before purchasing. No credit card information is required.

  • Transparent pricing

    You pay what you see! We never add any hidden costs to any of our products. All of our products' pricing pages are transparent.

  • No-long term contracts

    We never use long-term contracts that trap you.

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