It is hard to overestimate the role of communication in the company. Effective communication between employees ensures a timely exchange of information, helps to make decisions faster and achieve goals.
The Activity stream allows you to organize internal communications in the company in a familiar and convenient way. It displays all the latest news from information channels and system notifications. In the Activity stream, you can view messages, comment on posts, share files and create tasks for coworkers.
Working with the Activity stream
#Activity stream is the first thing that you see when you open the Messages workspace. All unread messages in the Activity stream are highlighted in dark yellow. System notifications are also displayed in this workspace along with messages from users. Such notifications are created automatically, for example, when performing or reassigning a task, or working with documents.
The latest received messages and comments are always displayed at the top of the Activity stream. This allows you to stay up to date and timely obtain important information. To view all the recent news, click on the Show all messages button. If you have unread messages, they will automatically be marked as read.
If you do not want to receive pop-ups about new messages in the activity stream, disable them by clicking on the speaker icon in the top right corner.
You can comment posts in the Activity stream and share useful information with your coworkers. Your messages will be shown in the Activity stream of your coworkers and in the corresponding channels.
The Activity stream only shows a few recent comments on the post. To view the entire discussion history, simply click on the subject of the message. The tag in the upper left corner will tell you what channel it is.
Use @mentions to draw a person’s attention to an important message. Enter the @ symbol; a list of all users will open. Type the first few letters of the person's name and then select it from the list offered by the system.
In the message, the first and the last names of the mentioned person will be displayed as a link. Any participant of the discussion can click on the link and send a personal message or set a task to the mentioned user.
In addition, the person you mentioned will receive a pop-up with a notification about a new comment.
When you add a comment in the Activity stream, you can attach a file to it. To do this, either drag the file from your computer's folder to the comment box, or click the icon in the right corner of the box.
The attached file will be displayed next to your comment. Hover the mouse over the file and click on the icon to download, or on the blue area to open it in the browser. An opened preview can be printed or saved to your computer.
You can quickly assign a task to a coworker from the Activity stream.
You can read more about it in Create a new task.
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