What's new in Workplace?
Last month brought a lot of unexpected change as we all adjusted to the uncertainty of an ongoing pandemic and many of us began to work from home for the first time. As more companies turn to Workplace to get their work done, we are exploring ways we can make remote working better. Below are a few recent updates, with many more on the way next month.
Also, make sure that you take a look at our Remote Working Resource Hub for tools, tips and advice on staying connected with your company.
Free COVID-19 bot by Huminos
Workplace is offering a free bot to help customers share important COVID-19 updates and gather information from employees during this critical time.
The bot allows you to awareness of COVID-related news through Workplace Chat and groups, send health check surveys and measure understanding with quizzes to limit misinformation.
This bot is free for all Workplace customers. Go to the Integrations Directory to add the COVID-19 bot to Workplace. And watch the video below to learn how to use the COVID-19 bot to keep employees safe and informed.
Stay on top of important information with prioritised groups
We know some groups are more important than others. Whether it's a project group, a one-to-one group with your manager or your company announcements, you need to make sure that nothing falls through the cracks. Prioritised groups allows you to mark some of your most important groups as priority. When a group is prioritised, content from the group will appear first in News Feed.
See your most important updates at the top of your News Feed.
Choose how to organise group feeds
We know that Workplace plays an important role in keeping your employees informed and connected during times of uncertainty. "Post order" in Group settings allows group admins to set the default ordering of posts in a group. Select "New activity" to order your feed by most recent reactions and comments or "Recent posts" to order posts chronologically in the feed. This flexibility to move to chronological order will help to ensure that employees are informed with the most up-to-date information in groups with key announcements.
Set your group feed order to "New activity" or "Recent posts"
Streamline executive communication with Draft for
Draft For empowers executives and comms teams to create and publish richer executive communication together. Comms teams are now able to draft and format posts for time-poor executives, who can then swiftly review, approve and publish them.
In the Permissions tab within the Admin Panel, system admins and content moderators can assign individuals the permission to draft posts for certain executives. Once that permission has been granted, a designated drafter will be able draft and send a fully formatted post to an executive, ready to be published.
Publish rich communication for time-poor executives with Draft for.
Even less distractions with Do Not Disturb
We've made a small improvement to Do Not Disturb to help you avoid getting distracted by Workplace notifications when you want to focus. Now when you activate Do Not Disturb, a crescent will appear next to your name and the Chat and Notifications icons will be greyed out instead of red.