Sending Notifications to Home Slideshows

Home slideshows allow you to link teams to specific slideshows and create notifications that only send messages to the relevant teams.

Last updated: Aug. 16, 2022

Home slideshows is a way of linking teams to slideshows that are only theirs. For example, Team A has a Home Slideshow A and Team B has a Home Slideshow B. Adding home slideshows allows managers to activate their team's slideshows on TV screens and makes it easier to send slideshow notifications.

🚀 Team managers can do more when teams have home slideshows

If a team is connected to home slideshows, the manager can activate these slideshows on TV screens, but only for their own teams. Once the manager goes to, they will only be able to choose from their team's home slideshows. The manager will not see any other slideshows unless they have admin rights in the organization.

🚀 Home slideshows make it easier to send team-specific notifications

Say you want to run a competition between teams A and B and you'd like to have a notification that triggers whenever someone makes a sale in their team. If you create a notification and simply add it to a slideshow, it will trigger and notify both teams, regardless of who's made the sale. With home slideshows, you can make Plecto send the notification only to the team that's triggered the notification.

Home slideshows - notification graph
  1. Go to Organization > Teams.
  2. Choose a team and click Edit on the right.
  3. Click in the Home slideshows field and select a slideshow. There is no limit to how many home slideshows a team can have.
  4. To finish, click Save in the bottom-right corner.
Teams - edit team page

Once added, all the team's home slideshows will be listed on the team profile page. To open the profile page, click the Team profile button in the top-right corner or go to Organization > Teams and click on a team name.

Read more about teams

Read our article Introduction to Teams to learn more about teams in Plecto, team hierarchy, and other useful information. If you want to make team dashboards, read Create Individual Dashboards for Teams and Employees.

Home slideshows make it easy to send slideshow notifications to teams. If teams in your organization are linked to home slideshows, you can simply select Send to home slideshows as the destination slideshow, and Plecto will make sure to send the notification to the right team.

Only the team whose members trigger the notification will get the notification on their slideshow. Go to Gamification > Notifications > + New notification to create a notification.

Notifications - send to home slideshows
Make sure your teams have home slideshows

Even if the notification triggers, you won't see the action on your slideshow if you've forgotten to add home slideshows to your teams. You can always click the Save and test button to see if your notification is set up properly.

The following notification actions allow you to send notifications to home slideshows:

  • Play a sound on a slideshow
  • Show text on a slideshow
  • Show the user on a slideshow
  • Play the user's personal video
  • Play a YouTube video
Okay, but how do I create a notification?

We have two different types of notifications in Plecto – those that trigger from a new or updated registration and others that trigger from a formula result. Learn more about how to create and configure either of them in Notifications Based on a New or Updated Registration and Notifications Based on the Result of a Formula.

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