In Beekeeper, you can adjust the settings for each stream individually. Depending on the content that will be shared, a different setup may be required. As a Global Admin, you can either do this yourself or assign a Stream Admin who does not need to have full admin privileges, but who can help manage the settings for that particular stream.
To access an individual stream’s settings:
- Login to Beekeeper on a desktop computer
- Click on your profile icon in the top right corner
- Select “Dashboard”
- Click the “Streams” subtab to the left
- Click on the desired stream from the list
- Note the tabs across the top of the individual stream settings
Let’s take a look at each of those tabs now.
Here, you can change the name of your stream, the description, and cover image. Make sure all three are aligned with the type of content you want users to share in this stream.
Stream Cover Image
To make sure your Stream Cover Image looks great on every device, it is best to use an image with a minimum resolution of 750 x 400 px.
- On the mobile app it will be cropped to a format of 750 x 400px.
- On the web app it will be cropped to a format of 650 x 200px.
- The stream icon will be cropped to a format of 37 x 37px.
Allowed file types: .jpeg / .png, max. size: 10MB.
- Always use images without very high contrasts and smooth color schemes
- Avoid having text in the image as this will interfere with your stream title and description
- Make sure the important content is vertically centered so that no important parts are cropped out
Default Comment Permission
By default, users will have the option to comment on a post within a stream. However, some types of communication don't need to be commented on. You can therefore disable the commenting option if you like.
We strongly advise organizations to allow commenting as this gives employees the possibility to provide feedback or express feelings on certain topics. Giving employees a voice boosts engagement through the app.
Default Stream Subscription Settings
By default, users will not automatically be subscribed to notifications on a stream. However, you can adjust this within the stream settings so that they will receive notifications unless they decide to disable them in their own notification preferences. Details on notifications and stream subscriptions can found here.
Labels are the filtering functionality in Beekeeper. They allow users to categorize the types of information they are posting and then easily go back and search for all posted information tagged with a particular label. Encourage users to use certain labels by highlighting them at the top of the stream. To learn more about labels click here.
Don't forget to hit "Save" when you're done with your settings!
Access to streams can be restricted to a particular group. If you have assigned users to groups based on their team, department, or according to a particular project, it is very easy to allow permissions to the corresponding stream for that group. Simply add the group, or multiple groups, from the drop-down menu and select “Add Group.”
If you’d like to give a few select users access to a stream that do not necessarily correlate with a particular group, you can add them through the Individual Permissions section of the Permissions stream settings. Simply begin typing in the individual’s name and select “Add User.”
You can broadcast posts from a particular stream on a TV in a common area to place Beekeeper in front of your employees. This section is where you can access the URL for display and adjust certain settings such as the time frame within which you would like to display the latest posts, as well as if you’d like to broadcast only posts with a certain label. To learn more about setting up slideshows, click here.
If you post content to Facebook or a blog and would like to display that information in Beekeeper without duplicating your efforts, you can easily import social media posts to Beekeeper in short intervals. Enter the URL of your RSS feed or the page id of your Facebook page to push content from your social media platforms into the selected stream in Beekeeper automatically. To learn more about setting up RSS feeds, click here.
Click here to go to the Analytics section for the selected stream. Check out the metrics for your streams on a regular basis to gain insight on how engaging each stream is for your users. This will help you determine how to adjust the information you post to improve it even more.