Shoutouts allow you to announce company events and people’s milestones, send reminders, and spotlight the hard work being done by your team.

Your shoutout can include any images, documentation, or reading, such as a PDF of the latest diversity training or a manual for the new espresso machine.

How to post a Shoutout

  1. From the left menu, select Home.
  2. Click Post a shoutout.
  3. From the dropdown menu, select your audience, then click Apply.

    Tip: Make your Shoutout audience specific by choosing a Site to post a local company event, for example.

  4. Enter a Shoutout title (with up to 1024 characters).
  5. Write your announcement.

    Tip: Mention someone using an @ tag, click the style icons below the text box to format your shoutout, hyperlink text, and add emojis.

  6. To add a visual to your shoutout (optional), click Add image, drag and drop your image(s) or click browse files to select up to 10 images, click Upload, then click Done.
  7. To add a document to your shoutout (optional), click Add Document, drag and drop your document(s) or click browse files to select up to 10 documents (totaling up to 1 GB in total size), click Upload, then click Done.

    Note: You can add images or documents, but not both.

  8. Click Post when you're ready to share your Shoutout.
    The posted shoutout will appear on the Home page and be visible to the selected audience.

    Tip: Click Preview to view your Shoutout, then edit it as needed before you post it.

How to set permissions for posting Shoutouts

Admins can give people permission to create shoutouts and other types of posts.

Note: Anyone with permission to post Shoutouts can also post Kudos.

  1. From the left menu, select Settings > Roles & Permissions.
  2. From the permission group you'd like to manage, click Manage group.
  3. In Manage permissions, select the Company tab.
  4. Select Shoutouts > Posts.
  5. Enable or disable Compose Shoutouts, Comment on shoutouts, and Pin shoutouts.

    Tip: Give All employees the permission to compose and comment on shoutouts, but consider allowing only Admins to pin shoutouts.

  6. Click Save changes to review the changes summary, then click Apply.