To use Bonusly in Slack, your company's admin will need to add the Bonusly Slack app.

How do I give a bonus in Slack?

To give a bonus in Slack, click on any channel or Direct Message (DM) and type in  /give and then return. Slack will bring up the Bonusly Slack app menu where you can give recognition, claim awards, and get rewards with the click of a button! 

The  /give command is private and only the user typing will see the Bonusly Slack app.

Next, click on Give a bonus:

Complete each field with your bonus information:

Pro tip: If your user name in Slack is different than your user name in Bonusly, you will need to search for people by their Slack name within Slack in order to give recognition.

When you're ready to send the bonus, select the green Submit button, and that’s it! The bonus will now post in Slack, and also on Bonusly. 🎉

Prefer to build your own bonuses? No problem! You can continue to use the /give   command and bonus formula to create bonuses and recognize your teammates. 

The syntax is: /give +points @person for reason #hashtag 

Bonus Received Notifications:

How will you know if you've received a bonus? The Bonusly Slack app will tell you! 

The Bonusly Slack app is a private Direct Message (DM) located in the Recent Apps section of your Slack dashboard. This DM is where you’ll receive notifications when you receive a bonus or an add-on to a bonus, when you earn an achievement, and, if you’re on Bonusly Pro, when your teammates have birthdays and work anniversaries.

The Home tab makes it easy to give recognition, claim awards and get rewards. 

The Messages tab allows you to see a feed of all of the bonuses you've received, in chronological order!

How to add-on to a bonus from Slack:

Want to add-on to a bonus in Slack? Just click on the "Add on to this bonus?" option at the end of the bonus in Slack. This will take you to Bonusly where you can add on to the bonus. Once posted on Bonusly, it will post in Slack as well!


What bonuses can you give in Slack?

  • You can give a direct bonus and a group bonus in Slack. Add-on bonuses need to be given from the Bonusly website.

What channels can I give bonuses in? 

  • You are able to give a bonus from any channel within Slack, even in DM chats! Bonus notifications will post to the Messages page in the Bonusly Slack App and the channel(s) that your admin has determined.

Still need help giving a bonus through Slack? Just send us an email at and we'll help you out!

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