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Where to find the News feed
The News feed is your setting's virtual bulletin board. To find your News feed:
Simply log in to Famly, and click on 'News Feed' on the top left of your screen
The two News feed views
How to post to the News feed
Sending posts to the News feed is an easy way of keeping parents informed about what is going on in your setting. A post gives you the opportunity to write a short message and add pictures, video or documents. Sending posts in Famly is done on the News Feed.
Writing a new post
Start by selecting who you want to send the post as, in the white box at the top of the screen. You can choose yourself, a room/group, or as the setting.
Below, you can select your recipients- who you want to send the post to.
This is key if you want to share a photo with a specific child's parents, send a reminder about a trip to all the parents of one room, or share some photos of an event with the whole setting. Select recipients by clicking on their name. You may select as many recipients as you want. You may notice that the name of a room appears twice - that's because you can select children and staff separately.
Adding a photo or a video
The largest area of the post is where you can write your message, and below that you will find the ‘Upload’ button. Here you can attach pictures, videos and documents to a post. Adding multiple pictures will create a photo gallery.
Adding an Activity from the 'Activity Library'
To find out about adding an activity from the 'Activity Library' to your News feed, you can visit the 'Activity Library' article.
Bookmarking a post on the News feed
It is possible to bookmark certain posts if you would like them to be easily accessible. This might be your favourite posts, or ones which you wish to view frequently.
To bookmark a post,
Click on the three dots in the top right-hand corner of the post
Click the star icon that is next to 'bookmark'.
You are able to un-star it at any point to remove the bookmark.
Bookmarks are all stored in the same place, at the top of the News feed screen. Click 'My News' and select 'Bookmarks' from the drop-down menu.
Saving a draft
From time to time you may get interrupted as you're writing a post - but don't worry. Famly saves a draft and stores it in the icon in the upper right corner of the post box. When you have time, go back and find the draft, finish your post and send it by pressing the green ‘Send’ button.
Changing permissions on a post
Finally, you can choose if you want to disable the possibility of parents commenting on your post. You do this by clicking the three dots ( · · · ) next to the send button. These don't appear until you've written something in the text field.
Controlling which names are seen in your News Feed
The privacy and safety of your children and families is your highest priority, and here at Famly, it’s ours too. You can control how names are shown in the News Feed, the likes, and the comments. To do this:
Log in to Famly and click on ‘Settings’
Select ‘Communication’, then ‘Messaging’. Employees with the ‘Manage enabling/disabling features’ permission can make these changes.
You can choose between:
The full name of the parent/carer and the first name of the child
The first name of parent/carer and the first name of the child
The first name of the parent/carer and no child information
Additionally, you can choose whether the child’s room is shown or not.