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Customize Your Updates with Attachments
Customize Your Updates with Attachments

Learn how to engage with employees via the Updates feature

Romi Oppenheim avatar
Written by Romi Oppenheim
Updated over a week ago

Have you already checked out the Starting Guide to Updates article and want to learn more? In this article, we'll review several use cases where you could utilize the Updates feature!

The Updates feature is a great way to engage with your employees and get live feedback on each post. It's a great way to capture your employee's attention and boost morale in your workplace.

To refresh your memory, here's how to add an update on your platform.

Now, let's get down to business!

In this article, we will go over how to add the following items to your Update:

Let's get started!

Add Visualization with Images

A great use-case for images is when a new employee joins your team and you want to create an update to celebrate their arrival! Adding an image is a great way to introduce your new member to the family. We even have a "New teammates" template that makes it quick and easy, all you need to do is add the image!

This is how it looks on the user's platform:

Engage with Videos

There is a multitude of use cases that merit the use of videos. For example, let's say you have a new security procedure at the hospital, you can attach a video showing how to do the procedure step by step. Another idea could be attaching a video for someone's birthday of their co-workers wishing them well. So many options and we're sure you will be able to think of many more creative ways to utilize videos!

Add Friendly Content with GIFS

With gifs, you can make any post fun and relatable! Gifs are a great way to engage with employees and make your Connecteam feed more colorful and welcoming. A great example of when to use a gif could be when announcing the employee of the month, a company happy hour, or any milestone you might have along the way!

Here, you can see exactly how to add a gif to your update, it's effortless!

Attach Files that are important to your Day-to-Day

Files are a great way to bring external documents into the Connecteam platform! In this example, a "refresher course" file has been added to this update. Any file can be added to make sure that your users are aware of certain documents they need to review!

Captivate Users with YouTube Videos

Attaching YouTube videos is a great way to bring informative content to each update. A great example of this is the "Connecteam How-To" templates. These templates have embedded how-to videos from YouTube on how to use the platform effectively.

Here's an example of a template looks on the user's view:

Don't get lost, add the location

Have you ever been late to a work event because the location was not clear? With the ability to add location, those days are over! In this example, there is a change of location with an event. With Updates, you can even see which users haven't seen the post, so you can make sure everyone is up to date! With the location feature, you can even get directions via Apple and Google Maps.

Here you can see how the location looks on the user view:

Get Connected with Links

Want to add external links to your Update? Let's say there's an article written in your local paper about your company and you want to share it with your team! With links, you can add any external link to an update, whether it be an article, a how-to guide, or any interesting content you can think of!

Get Quick Feedback with Polls

Polls are a great way to get live feedback on what your employees want! A classic example is when making critical decisions like ordering food for Happy Hour! As an admin, you can make real-time decisions based on your employee's preferences. Of course, you can make other polls such as which team gear to buy or what organization your company would like to donate to.

See how it looks here, looks like Sushi is in the lead!

Get anywhere in the platform effortlessly with Shortcuts

Shortcuts are an amazing capability on our expert plan. With Shortcuts, you can add quick links to virtually any feature or asset on the platform. Want to learn more about shortcuts? Whether it be a Time Clock or a form, you can add it seamlessly to an update. Want to learn more about shortcuts? Find an amazing article here.

For now, check out how this form was added to an update!

In conclusion, there are an endless amount of possibilities of what you can attach to a form and engage with users, the choice is yours!

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