Creating a Post

Posts are best used for news, announcements, company-wide updates, internal newsletters.

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Written by Alison Morris
Updated over a week ago

Haystack posts are a wonderful way to share news, announcements, company newsletters, internal press releases, regular department updates, memos from your executive team, and more! Posts can be shared with the full company or with a specific group. Here's how:

Draft Your Post

  1. Click the Create button in the page header, next to your account dropdown.

  2. Click Create Post in the modal.

  3. In the same modal, select the audience by choosing the group in which you'd like to publish your post.

  4. Using the composition page, draft your post!

  5. When you're done creating the content of your post, you can Save as Draft or click the Continue button to configure your post's settings and proceed to publish.

Configure your Post Settings

Many of the post settings above are only available to specific admin roles. If you're not seeing the full list of settings options, it is likely due to your permissions. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to your platform admins or the Haystack support team at

  1. Click Continue at the top righthand corner of your screen to proceed to the post settings page.

  2. Configure your post settings as needed.

    • Click the Targeted Audience to change the group in which you're publishing

    • Click the Author to change the post author to

    • Edit to customize your Title, Subtitle, and Tags

    • Toggle on/off Comments and Reactions to enable or disable social reactions to your posts

    • Toggle on/off Feature Post to add your post to the Dashboard Carousel. Use the date selector to choose how long it will stay in the carousel and the Preview Carousel to adjust the image opacity if needed.

    • Toggle on/off Forced Broadcast to force a new-post notification to your audience via email and/or mobile push.

    • Tick the Mark as Must Read box to add a "Mark As Read" call to action to the footer of your post.

    • Tick the Security Delivery box to add a watermark to your post, to disable copy/paste on your post, and prevent the contents from sending in a full-text email.

    • Toggle on the Publish Date and use the date selector to post-date your post's publish date.

Publish Your Post

When you're ready to publish your post, you have two options:

  1. Click the Publish button to publish your post immediately. Your post will immediately be available to view on the platform and notifications will be sent to your audience as per your post settings.

  2. Click the ^ button and select Schedule Post to schedule your post to publish in the future.

If you have questions or need support as you're creating your post, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team at or click the chat button at the bottom right-hand corner of this article.

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