Simpplr Feed

Discover the latest and popular content with the feed. Simpplr's feed ensures users connect with the most engaging and relevant content. There are two types of feeds:

App managers decide which type of feed is seen through Feed governance settings.

Note: as of the Laki release, @mentions can be used in feed replies and comments.

Home feed

Users can locate their Home feed on their Home dashboard or on its own page, depending on the layout the user or App manager has chosen. Through the feed, users can share thoughts, ask questions, give recognition, tag other users or sites, and post Files, Links or Polls. Users can share posts with followers, with a site or with a specific person.

Note, when tagging other users in a feed post, they will receive a notification. However, when tagging an entire site, the site members will not be notified of that post. 



Types of Home feed posts

Timeline entry

  • Content published:
      • Single entry
      • Grouped posts


If Timeline only option is selected in the settings, only the single entry form will show up. If either of the other two options is selected, the grouped entry form may show up based on the pagination grouping rule. 


Smart posts

  • Must read
  • Popular content from sites and people you follow
  • Upcoming events
  • Celebrations

Comments on content



Feed posts

  • Feed posts
  • Polls. Note, polls cannot be edited once published, nor are there any analytics available to view. To see poll results, navigate to the feed post itself.
  • Content shares
  • Feed post shares

Site feed

Site feeds can be found by navigating to a site. They're populated with content added to the site, or @mentions referencing the site. 


Site feed posts are approved at the app level, not the site level. This means System admins and App managers have edit access to feed. Site managers cannot control feed posts on their sites. 



Feed posts

There are multiple types of feed posts.

Must read posts

When content is marked as must read, a notification will be sent to site members. The must read content will also appear on the home feed. Unread must read content will be displayed above the post box.




Upcoming events

All upcoming events for next 7 days would be displayed in this post (starting from the latest basis date and time). All the events from the site the user follows or where the user is invited, will be included, and all the events where user RSVP'd "no", will be excluded.



People posts (birthdays, anniversaries, new hires)

People posts are for anything about the people in your organization. However, not all people-related updates in an organization will be relevant to every user. To address this, Simpplr's algorithm shows personalized results for each user based on their profile and relationships in their organization. 


Site mentions

As of the Gorgonio release, users can now @mention public sites from within another site. For example, you can tag Human Resources from the Solutions Consulting site feed. Private sites can only be @mentioned in their own site feed.see_look.gif


Feed governance settings:

The feed allows employees to share ideas and collaborate with their colleagues. When configuring feed, select any of the three options, which will set precedent for feed settings throughout the application. App managers can toggle these options in Manage > Manage application > Governance > Timeline & feed.

  • Timeline
  • Timeline & content comments
  • Timeline & content comments and feed posts (Recommended)

Definition of Timeline: In the three setting options above, the Timeline includes both Timeline entry and Smart post types of feed components.

If the Timeline option is selected, Simpplr will only display single entries. If the other options are selected, Simpplr will display both single entries and grouped entries, based on the pagination rule.

These settings will apply to the home feed, as well as the site feed of all sites.



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  • Hi Simpplr team, 

    Do polls only work when homepage feed posts and commenting are enabled? Or, can they be enabled without commenting?



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  • Another question for you: For Site Feed posts, when a user @mentions a public site, like People & Culture, will that generate an email to anyone that the tag occurred? In other words, would anyone who is a content manager for P&C receive a notification of the tag?

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  • Hey Rob. No, no email will be generated to the site members or management team when the site gets tagged. 

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  • Hi Rob. In regard to your question about polls, they're part of the feed and cannot be enabled on their own without the rest of the feed components. 

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