In this article, you'll learn what the Bonusly bot can do for you in Google (formerly Hangouts Chat). If your organization uses Bonusly and Google Workspace (formerly G Suite) together, you can give recognition to your colleagues directly from Google Chat.
When you add the Bonusly bot to a Google Chat Space, it will announce recognition, help you give recognition, and offer assistance! If you haven't already, follow the steps in our Integrating Bonusly with Google Chat article to get Google Chat ready for recognition! 🎉
With the Google Chat Bonusly bot, you can give recognition without leaving your Google Chat window. To get the Bonusly bot's attention, type
@Bonusly like so:
Tip: The '@Bonusly' text must be hyperlinked blue for the bot to work and give recognition. So after typing in '@Bonusly' select the bot information that pops up to turn the text blue. Be sure to type in the text instead of copying and pasting for the bot function to work! 😊
Now you can type out your recognition! Bonusly recognition posts follow a specific formula:
Enter the amount of points you want to give to the person or people you're recognizing
@ mention the person or people you wish to recognize
Reason for recognition
Write out your appreciation and remember to keep it specific, timely, and personal
Add the Company Value Hashtag that your colleague or colleagues embodied
All together, the formula looks like:
@Bonusly +amount-of-points @user Reason for recognition #don't-forget-the-hashtag
As an example, your recognition post will read something like this:
@Bonusly +10 @harry styless testing if the integration works! #be-an-excellent-teammate
Once you hit
return, the Bonusly bot will post the recognition for you!
You can ask the Bonusly bot in Google Chat to remind you of the recognition post format, tell you how many points you have left , and list the usernames you can recognize.
To get a reminder of the recognition post format and your remaining points, simply enter
@Bonusly help, and the bot will reply with the information like so:
To find out which users you can recognize, enter
@Bonusly users. The bot will show you a user list similar to this one:
Adding on to recognition
While you cannot add on to a recognition post inside Google Chat, you can click
ADD ON to get redirected to the post in Bonusly's web app and add on to recognition there. 👍
That's it! You're all set to use Bonusly's Google Chat integration and recognize your coworkers! Check out our FAQ below for any other questions you may have. Happy recognizing! 🎉
Can I direct message (DM) the Bonusly bot to give recognition?
The Google Chat Bonusly bot will not give recognition via a direct message. The Bonusly bot doesn't handle direct messages, and will return an error message if you try to send it a DM:
Still have questions about using the Google Chat Bonusly integration? Shoot us a message at [email protected] and we'll get you squared away!