For one-way communication with Employees, our Announcement feature allows you to send a message blast to your staff. Sending an Announcement is limited to Admin and Manager access only.
1. Tap the 'Chat Bubble' on the nav bar.
2. You can send a new Announcement by tapping '+' button in the bottom right hand corner. Then tap on the 'New Announcement' button. You'll then be asked to specify which Location, Department or Role group you want to send the message to.
⚠️ Attachments in Announcements will not appear in the email notification. Employees will need to view attachments through the mobile app.
When an Announcement is sent, you can see how many of the recipients have viewed it in the bottom right corner:
Tap on this number to see the names of who has viewed the Announcement, and the date / time of viewing:
Tap on the 'Unread' tab to see the names of who has not yet viewed. Tap on the chat icon next to a name to send a message as a reminder to one employee, or re-send the notification to all employees in the 'Unread' list using the button at the bottom
Tap 'Add recipients'. You can choose which timeframe to target, and then specify by Location, Department, and Role.
- 'Today' is considered a shift that falls within any Hours of Operation for the Location. Click Here for info on how to set or change your Hours of Operation.
- Only employees with published shifts will be included in the chat / announcement; unpublished shifts will not be recognized in the Roster Talk targets