How to use Hi5 on Microsoft Teams
Hi5 integration with Microsoft Teams
Get the Hi5 platform on Microsoft Teams App for a fully integrated employee recognition & feedback experience.
🙌 Give Hi5's
📆 Calendar view of Company Notice Board
📊 View & Complete Pulse surveys
🛎️ Get notifications
🥇 Check your Hi5 Recognition Leaderboard
||| ||| Please note that currently our Microsoft Teams integration is under maintenance and may not be available for new users at this time.
Here's a quick guide on making the most of the Hi5 Microsoft Teams platform:
⚙️ Setting up
Installing the Hi5 platform on MS Teams
Once you've logged into Microsoft Teams, add Hi5 by going to the Apps menu tab, then search and select "Hi5". Click the "Add" button when prompted.
Note: If you're unable to find Hi5 in the Apps section, it might mean that you first need to allow third-party apps and give Hi5 permission on your MS Teams account. Follow the steps in this article.
Now go to the "More Added Apps" tab in your menu (the three dots). Search for "Hi5" and select.
The Hi5 tab will be added to your menu. To keep it in your menu, right-click on the tab and select 'Pin'.
Log in or Sign up
If you've already signed up for a Hi5 account at app.get5.io, or someone else invited you and you've activated your account, you can click on the chat text field and expand 'What can I do?' - choose the option 'Login' and press Enter.
Inviting co-workers: If you're an Admin and want to invite the rest of your team to join, go to Add Co-workers on the Hi5 browser app. Here you can copy your company's Join link and share in your Microsoft Teams channel, or add co-workers via Azure Active Directory. More info here >
Click the Login button and enter your email address, or log in with your Microsoft account if it's associated with your Hi5 account 🙌
Pro tip: In order to activate your Hi5 account, you need to click on the link in the invitation email you received from email@example.com! Here's a step-by-step guide.
If you don't have a Hi5 company account yet, click on the chat text field and expand 'What can I do?' - choose the option 'Sign-up' and press Enter.
Go ahead and click the Sign up button to create a new company account on Hi5 and get started!
You'll be redirected to app.get5.io/signup. Follow the prompts to create your company account and add users. Once you're done, you'll be able to log into your account on MS Teams.
You can subscribe to receive Hi5 Notice board and Pulses notifications directly in Microsoft Teams by clicking on the chat text field and expanding 'What can I do?' - choose the option 'add-notifications' and press Enter.
Now you'll stay up-to-date with notifications from your Hi5 Pulses and Notice Board!
If you'd like to unsubscribe from these notifications, simply click on the chat text field and expand 'What can I do?' - choose the option 'remove-notifications' and press Enter.
🙌 Using the Hi5 platform in MS Teams
Now that you're all set up, let's start using Hi5!
You can take a quick tour of Hi5 in MS Teams by clicking on the chat text field and expanding 'What can I do?' - choose the option 'help' and press Enter. Choose Take a tour.
Pro tip: You can type 'help' in the chat and press Enter, as a shortcut to the 'What can I do' bot menu!
Give a Hi5
Option 1: Via the Hi5 Bot
In the message field in your Hi5 Microsoft Team, start by typing @hi5 to call the bot. Click on the Hi5 app icon to see a list of commands.
Select the Give a Hi5 option and type your Hi5 message. Choose the co-worker/s that you'd like to give the Hi5 to.
You can also add an image and tag company values in your Hi5.
Click Send Hi5 and you're done! You should see your Hi5 appear in the chat, and everyone in your team will also be notified that a Hi5 has been given.
Option 2: Via the Task Bar
To send a Hi5 directly from your taskbar, simply click on the Hi5 icon.
Follow Step 2 & 3 above to create and send your awesome recognition message!
Option 3: Sending Hi5's via Message Options
Hover over any message to display the options and click on the 3-dot icon on the right-hand side of the message for more options. Now select More Actions > Give a Hi5.
The message sender will automatically be selected as the recipient of your Hi5. Follow Step 2 & 3 above to create and send your awesome recognition message!
Backing a Hi5
Like what you read? You can endorse Hi5's by backing them. Simply click on the 'Back Hi5' button on any Hi5 to show that you agree.
P.s. you can't back your own Hi5's - whether given or received!
Viewing the Hi5 Leaderboard
The Hi5 Leaderboard shows you who has been giving the most Hi5's in your company (or department, if you've been assigned to one).
To add the Hi5 Leaderboard in your chosen channel, click on the “Add tab” (+) icon and select the Hi5 Leaderboard tab to install.
Click Save and the tab will automatically be added to the channel.
Now you can check your Hi5 Giver Leaderboard right here in Microsoft Teams!
Hi5 Notice Board
The Hi5 Notice Board shows a calendar view of all the important deadlines, events and announcements that have been added to your Hi5 company account.
To add a notice or event, simply go to your Notice Board tab and click on the Add Notice or Add Event buttons.
Make sure you tick Microsoft Teams notifications ON if you'd like your announcement to be sent to the relevant co-workers.
This is what your announcement will look like in MS Teams:
For a step-by-step guide on Notices and Events, check out this article.
Hi5 Pulses are micro-surveys that can be used to get feedback from co-workers and to run performance reviews. If you click on your Pulses tab in MS Teams, you will see all the Pulses that you need to complete.
Simply click 'Rate now' to complete a pulse survey!
For a step-by-step guide on creating and managing Pulses, check out this article.
Viewing your Profile
Open your Profile tab to see your profile pic, name and all your Hi5's given and received.
Need some help? Chat to us by clicking on the friendly Support bot icon in the bottom right-hand corner of this screen 👇
Updated on: 08/10/2023