It is hard to overestimate the role of communication in the company. Effective communication between employees ensures a timely exchange of information, helps to make decisions faster and achieve goals.
The Activity stream allows you to organize internal communications in the company in a familiar and convenient way. It displays all the latest news from information channels and system notifications. In the Activity stream, you can view messages, comment on news, share files and create tasks for colleagues.
How to work in the activity stream
#Activity stream – is the first thing that you see when you open the Messages section. All unread messages in the Activity Stream are highlighted in dark yellow. System notifications are also displayed in this section along with messages from users. Such notifications are created automatically, for example, when performing or reassigning a task, or working with documents.
The last received messages and comments are always displayed at the top of the activity stream. This allows you to stay up to date and timely obtain important information. To view all the recent news, click on the Show all messages button. If you have unread messages, they will automatically be marked as read.
Comments in the Activity Stream
You can comment posts in the Activity Stream and share useful information with your colleagues. Your messages will be shown in the Activity Stream of your colleagues and in the corresponding channels.
In the Activity Stream, you will see only a few recent comments on the post. To view the entire discussion history, simply click on the subject of the message. The tag in the upper left corner will tell you what channel it is.
How to mention colleagues in comments
Use the @mention function to draw a person’s attention to important messages. To mention someone, start by entering the @ symbol - a list of all users will open. Type the first few letters of the name, the system will show the suitable options.
In the message, the first and the last names of the mentioned colleague will be displayed as a link. Any participant of the discussion can click on the link and send a personal message or set a task to a user mentioned.
In addition, the colleague you mentioned will receive a notification about a new comment in a pop-up window.
How to share files
When you add a comment in the Activity Stream, you can attach a file to it. To do this, click on the paperclip icon in the right corner of the comment box.
After you attach the file, your colleagues will see it next to your comment. To see the file preview, they just need to click on the file icon.
Tasks in the Activity Stream
From the Activity Stream, you can quickly and conveniently assign a task to a colleague.
You can read more about it in the article Creating a task.