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Updates: 5 Must-Have Capabilities
Updates: 5 Must-Have Capabilities

An overview of some of the most useful Updates capabilities - 5 min read

Karmela Movashov avatar
Written by Karmela Movashov
Updated over a week ago

In today's world, we are surrounded by feeds that fill our day with informative and exciting content. Our Updates feature is the feed your business has been looking for! Think of this feature as your company's social wall, a great way to communicate with and involve your employees in your day-to-day operations. The Update feature has 5 must-haves that will bring incredible value to you and your company.

In this article we will go over the importance of each capability and give examples so you can get a better understanding:

Live poll

Live polls are a fun and interactive way of gathering information from your employees and gets them engaged in real-time polling among their teammates. It encourages engagement, transparency, and decision-making. Our live poll can be used for gathering feedback, improving employee satisfaction, event planning, and product feedback, which enhances organizational communication and inclusivity.

Here are some examples:

  • Voting on a costume contest

  • Choosing the preferred venue for our next company party

  • Next training opportunities (seminar, guest speaker, etc.)

  • Happy hour preferences

  • What to order for lunch

And the list goes on 😊

Click here to watch a video about how to create a Live Poll.

Scheduling an Update's publication

As managers, efficiency, and time-saving are most important. Remembering to create updates such as birthday wishing updates that are a few months away, reminding team members of specific upcoming events, and more can be a tedious task. With the schedule publication capability, you can create pre-published updates while settings the publication date and time you see fit, saving the manager much time and effort!

Click here to watch a video about how to schedule an update.

Recurring updates

Recurring updates in Connecteam provide organizations with the ability to schedule and automate regular communication with their employees. This capability ensures consistent and timely dissemination of information, such as company news, policy updates, and important announcements, enhancing employee engagement and keeping everyone informed.

The recurring Update will be able to be set to repeat daily, weekly, or monthly, making sure that your employees are always on top of the most important announcements.

Here are examples of when to use recurring updates:

  • Repeatedly remind your employees to prepare and go over their timesheets before the payroll period ends.

  • Setting updates for your team to fill out the weekly or monthly report.

  • A daily health declaration, including a link to that specific Form.

  • A quarterly well-being company survey that's attached to an update.

  • Weekly reminder to set unavailability in the schedule.

Pin Update posts

By pinning an update post, managers can prioritize and highlight critical announcements, policies, or guidelines, ensuring that they are easily accessible and reducing the risk of employees missing out on essential information.

With a click of a button, you can determine which content will be pinned to the top of the user's feed, having them view it constantly as the first thing they see on the app.

Click here to watch a video tutorial about how to pin a post.


When it comes to managing your team, making the content easy to find is key. With our Shortcuts capability, you can now attach internal links to the Updates feature, sending the users directly to the relevant content with a click of a button.

For example, if you want your employees to fill out a survey, an easy way to help them fill this out is by attaching it to an update post!

Pro Tip: Shortcuts can be attached both in the dashboard and the mobile app.

In the Dashboard:

In the Mobile App:

Click here to watch a video about how to create a shortcut.

In conclusion

The Updates feature in Connecteam provides 5 must-have capabilities such as Live Polls, scheduling publications, recurring updates, pinning posts, and shortcuts which enable efficient communication, employee engagement, and streamlined operations. These features offer value by creating real-time interaction, saving time with scheduled and recurring updates, ensuring important information remains accessible, and providing easy access to relevant content through shortcuts.

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