For all users.
Now that you know how to give recognition, let's look at some ways that you can make your recognition even more special! This article will show you how to:
When you first log in to Bonusly, you are greeted 👋🏼 with a sample text that is automatically generated as an example of how to give a recognition.
The sample text will disappear the moment you begin typing and clicking to add components to your recognition post! 👍🏼
Give an entire team recognition:
Your team really rocked a presentation and you want to recognize everyone on the team. Giving recognition 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 recognition 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:
Tag someone in a recognition:
Your teammate did something awesome and you want to make sure their boss sees the recognition you send. You can tag your teammate's boss to send them a notification of the recognition. When you tag a person, it does not give that person points.
To tag someone in your recognition just click the tag icon:
*The '&' symbol means a user is tagged and will not be recognized with points. You can type “&” in the recognition field as a shortcut to start a tag.
The posted recognition will have both names highlighted, but only Abby received the recognition:
Add an emoji to your recognition:
Who doesn't love a fun emoji? 😁 🎉 To add an emoji to your recognition, 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 recognition:
The preview of the recognition post will show the emojis you selected!
Here is what the recognition will look like with the emoji(s):
Add a GIF to your recognition:
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 show my appreciation to Abby and Pep for their hard work:
The GIF will now appear in the recognition box.
When you actually give the recognition, the GIF image will show on the timeline, and be animated:
Bonus GIF Tip:
Try using one of our many work-relevant GIFs made by Bonusly! Communicate your thanks, appreciation, and recognition towards your peers in the best way. The GIFs are uploaded onto Tenor, so they can easily be used in the Bonusly app.
After clicking on the GIF button, type “Bonusly” into the search box. Scroll through to find the right GIF to communicate your recognition to someone.
Add an image to your recognition:
Want to add a picture to enhance your recognition? Images can be great to show off the hard work your colleagues are doing to the entire team.
You can attach an image three different ways:
Drag and drop the image into the recognition field.
Copy and paste the image into the recognition field.
Manually find and add the image, by clicking the "upload an image" button:
-Select the image from your computer you would like to add:
We'll add your image to your recognition message as text:
After you click the 'Give' button, the feed will show the recognition with the picture you've selected! 🎉
Add a hyperlink to your recognition:
Adding a hyperlink to your recognition is an easy way to refer back to the reason of why you are giving recognition, so the rest of the team can see the excellent work that inspired the recognition.
First you will want to highlight the words you would like to add the hyperlink to.
Next select the hyperlink icon. This puts the word(s) you want to hyperlinked into [brackets], and generates a field that looks like this: (url)!
Paste the link inside of the (parenthesis).
Once you recognize your teammate, the link will disappear and the words you highlighted will show as hyperlinked in the recognition. If you click on the hyperlinked words, it will take you to the linked page! 🎉
*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 recognition! 🎉 If you want to learn more about how to write an inspiring recognition, take a look at our article about how to give great recognition.
Having trouble adding an image? A link? Anything else? Send us an email at [email protected] and we'll be glad to help you out!