How to post to the feed
Adding a new post to the feed in Blink is simple! In this short guide we will explain you how to:
- Start composing a new feed post
- Add rich content to your feed post
- Select the target audience
- Tweak the settings of your feed post
Start composing a new feed post
From the Feed page on any platform (iOS/Android/Web/Desktop), locate the share box at the top of your feed. Click (or tap) the share box to start composing your post.
The share box on Desktop
The share box on iOS
Now you have opened the share box you can start typing your message. Make sure to start by selecting the correct post type, specific to your post. These will be set by your organisation and could be different than the ones shown here. To learn more, read our guide on post types.
Example post types
Add rich content
Apart from writing a lovely bit of text, you can also include images, hyperlinks and Youtube/Vimeo links. We will do our best to make your post look as good as possible by generating a video or link preview and include it with your post. If you prefer, you can dismiss the preview by clicking the cross in the top right corner of the preview.
Preview of a Youtube video in your post (Web)
You can also include an image or file to your post by clicking or tapping the paperclip icon in the lower left corner on Desktop/Web and the lower right on iOS/Android.
Select the target audience
Once you're happy with the content of your post, it is important to select the right audience at the top of the share box. You can post to any team or individual (or any combination thereof), simply search for the team or individual you want to post to by typing their name.
Select the target audience on iOS
Select the target audience on Desktop/Web
Once you have selected the correct audience, you can start mentioning individuals inside your post. You can mention anyone who is added as an individual, or is a member of a team in the audience. Mentioning someone will increase the visibility of your post to that person and will ensure they get a notification about your new post.
Mentioning Benoit from the Operations team.
Note: Restricted teams
Some teams however will have been marked as 'restricted' by the team administrator, meaning you won't be able to send a feed post to these teams unless if you are an administrator. Restricted teams will be marked 'restricted' in the audience search field.
Often, large teams like the 'All company' team will be restricted
Clicking or tapping the cog icon at the bottom of the share box will open the post settings screen. Here you can select whether people should be allowed to comment on your post, if a push notification should be sent to the audience and if the post should be pinned (priority posts only). Additionally on Desktop, you can schedule your post to be sent at a later time, or feature your post (administrators only) for a limited period of time, causing your post to re-appear in peoples feeds over time.
Post Settings Screen