Newsfeed vs. Announcements

The difference between the newsfeed and announcements

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Written by Christina
Updated over a week ago

Announcements and Newsfeed are similar in the sense that both are communication tools. The difference is when you might want to use one or the other.
Announcements are helpful when you need to communicate an important message or remind employees of something. It is a one-way communication from the sender. Announcements are sent in the form of Dashboard notifications, and you can also elect to receive notifications via push or email. Once an announcement is dismissed from the mobile app, it cannot be retrieved again unless someone is logged into the web version of Sling.
Newsfeed posts are more permanent. They are helpful when you need to share information that needs to be accessible for a while. They are also interactive, as employees can comment or like posts. Newsfeed posts are used for keeping everyone up to date with news and changes, and are easily accessible for all users from either the web or the app.

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