Now that you know how to give a bonus, let's look at some ways that you can make your bonus even more special! This article will show you how to:

  • Give an entire team a bonus 
  • Tag someone in a bonus
  • Add an Emoji
  • Add a GIF 
  • Add an Image 
  • Add a Hyperlink 

Give an entire 'team' a bonus:

Let's say your team really rocked a presentation and you want to recognize everyone on the team. Giving a bonus to a specific group, department, or location is super easy!

First, click the multi user icon:

A dropdown will appear with the group names. Select the team you would like to give the bonus to:

*If you don't see the group you'd like to give to, start typing the group's name and it will appear.
 
Then, the usernames of everyone in that group will populate in your give field: 

Displayed Bonus from 'team' tagging:

Tag someone in a bonus:

Say your teammate did something awesome and you want to make sure their boss sees the recognition you send your teammate. You can tag your teammate's boss to send them a notification of the bonus. When you tag a person, it does not give that person points. 

To tag someone in your bonus just click the tag icon: 

*The '&' symbol means a user is tagged and will not be bonused.

Add an emoji to your bonus:

Who doesn't love a fun emoji? To add an emoji to your bonus, click the "smile" icon.
You'll then be able to pick from the drop-down or start typing the name of the emoji you would like to add to your bonus:

The emoji picture will be written out in letters. Don't worry, when you send your bonus, it will show the picture! 

What the bonus will look like in the fees with the emoji you picked:

Add a GIF to your bonus:

Sometime words just aren't enough to express your gratitude. If that's the case, click the "GIF" button on the bottom of the give box: 

A small window will pop up with a text box. To search for the perfect GIF, type the words you would like to convey!  For example, I wanted to thank Betty and George for their hard work:


The GIF will now appear in the bonus box with a parenthesis around it.

 When you actually give the bonus, the GIF image will show on the timeline. 

Add an image to your bonus:

Want to add a picture to enhance your bonus? Images can be great to show off the hard work your colleagues are doing to the entire team. Click the "upload and image" button:

Then, select the image from your computer you would like to add:

When your upload is complete, we'll add your image to your bonus message:

After you 'give' your points, the page will show the bonus with the picture you've selected! 🎉 

Add a hyperlink to your bonus:

Adding a hyperlink to your bonus is an easy way to refer back to the reason of why you are giving a bonus or just as a fun way to add a some personality to it. 

 First you will want to highlight the words you would like to add the hyperlink to. 

Next select the hyperlink icon. 

The link will need to be input between the (parenthesis). 

Once you bonus your teammate, the link will disappear and the words you highlighted will show as hyperlinked in the bonus. If you click on the hyperlinked words, it will take you to the page you linked the bonus to! 🎉 

*Pro-pro-tip: you can also use the cmd+k shortcut to add a hyperlink

Now you can go beyond just words and have fun with your bonuses! 🎉 If you want to learn more about how to write a great bonus that builds a culture of productivity, take a look at our article about how to give a great bonus

Having trouble adding an image? A link? Anything else? Send us an email at support@bonus.ly and we'll be glad to help you out!

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