Streams are newsfeeds that users can post content and announcements to. They can be set up by topic or by your company structure, e.g. by department or team. This makes it easier for users to understand where to post information or find content in the relevant newsfeed.
Streams can be public and accessible by all users, or you can restrict access to each stream to ensure only certain users can share and see content in that stream.
This video will show you how to:
- Create a new stream
- Customize the stream settings
- Manage permissions
- Review the stream's analytics
While there is no limit to the number of streams you can create, it is recommended to start with one or two streams and expand over time as needed. This is because it is important to keep enough new content coming into each stream to keep users interested and coming back for more. If you find you have a lot of posts coming in related to a particular team or topic, you can always create a separate stream specific for those posts later on.
To add a new stream:
- From the Dashboard, click the “Streams” tab
- Click the “Streams” subtab
- In the top right corner, click the “+ Add stream” button
- Type in the name of your stream and click “Add stream”
Next you need to set up permissions and activate the new stream, so users can see it:
From the list of streams, click on the name of your new stream
- Best Practice: add a description to prompt users on how to use the stream. Always add a cover image so the app looks professional and aesthetically pleasing
At the top of the page, click the “Permissions” tab
- Under the “Group Permissions” section, add a group to give multiple users access at once
- Under the “Individual Permissions” section, add users’ names to give access to one person at a time
- At the top of the page, click on the “General” tab
- In the top right corner, click the “Click to activate” button to make the stream visible to all users with permissions to that stream
Cover image format:
- Allowed file types: .jpeg / .png
- Max. size: 10MB
- The recommended size for the stream title image is 750x400 pixels, but given the variety of devices and web browsers on which the Beekeeper is viewed, it is not possible to clearly define an ideal size. On some devices, some cropping will occur, so make sure the most important part of the image is in the "safe zone" - that is 750x204 px. The "safe zone" is what's displayed in the web app. So please make sure that the most important part of the image, subtitles or important people or products are placed in the 750x204px of the same image.
- All images will be resized and cropped to 750 x 400 pixels
- Mobile: Stream headers resize depending on how much content is in them. With streams with sufficiently long descriptions (~3-4 lines), the full image is shown. With small stream headers, part of the top and bottom will be cropped off.
- Web: Stream covers have a static size of 650 x 200 pixels
- The cover image - in a reduced size and centrally cut - will be used as an icon for a respective stream. Keep in mind that central 200x200 pixels of the image will be used for this miniature.