Product Updates: A new layer of admin controls and a new name for topics.

We’re excited to announce some product updates and brand new features that make managing your Honey organization easier than ever before. Let’s dive in!

From “Topics” to “Groups”

Later this autumn, we’ll be releasing a set of features that allow you to better organize, sort, and manage your content. This includes a new, robust set of sub-topic features, easier to organize content structure, and simpler notification settings. 

To prepare for this big change, we’ve given the “topic” an all new name… “group”! Functionally, groups work exactly like topics. The only difference is the lingo:

  • Topic is now group.
  • Followers are now members.
  • Follow a topic is now join a group.
  • Unfollow a topic is now leave a group.
  • Edit topic settings is now edit group settings. 

Easy as pie! Have questions about the new terminology or upcoming features? Send us a note at support@honey.is or drop us a line on Twitter or Facebook.

Announcing Group Moderators

Lots of you have asked for more specialized, customizable admin permissions, so we’ve made it happen!

Now, in addition to organization administrators, you can assign group moderators to manage the people, content, and settings on each of your groups.

Essentially, group moderators have admin rights, but only in the groups where they’ve explicitly been granted moderator permissions. Moderators do not have access to organization-level admin controls & settings or the admin analytics dashboard.

If you’re an admin, assigning group moderators is simple:

  • Visit any group’s people page.
  • Click the settings cog next to the user you’d like to make a moderator.
  • Select Grant Moderator Permission from the drop down menu.

To learn more about moderator permissions and management, visit our How To: Group Moderators blog post.

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How-To: Manage Your Group Moderators

The new group moderators features allow Honey admins to grant a user(s) admin permission over a specific group. This feature makes it easy to delegate group responsibility and management without granting full admin permissions and controls at the organization-level.

Keep reading to learn more about managing your organization’s moderators…


What can group moderators do?

In the group(s) in which they’ve been granted moderator permission, moderators can:

  • Edit the group’s avatar, name and description
  • Edit and delete all posts and comments in the group
  • Pin posts within the group to the top of users’ feeds
  • Mark the group as default
  • Mark the group as featured
  • Mark the group as read-only
  • Disable comments on posts in the group
  • Edit the group’s privacy settings (organization-wide or private)
  • View the read number (indicated with an eyeball icon) on posts in the group.
  • Remove members from the group
  • Grant other group members moderator rights
  • Merge the group into another group
  • Delete the group

To learn how to use these features, visit our FAQs. To learn more about the difference between admins and moderators, check out this comparison blog post.


How-to grant someone moderator permission.  

Note: To grant moderator permission, you must be an organization admin or existing group moderator.

1. Visit the group page where you’d like to assign a new moderator. You can do this by clicking on the group avatar in your group directory.

2. Once on the group page, click the Members number at the top of the page and navigate down the list to the user you’d like to grant moderator permission.

3. Click the gear icon next to the user’s name a select Grant Moderator Permission from the dropdown menu. 

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4. This user will now have moderator permission. You’ll see that it now says “MODERATOR” in bold below their name. They’ll also receive a red bell notification that they’ve been promoted to moderator. 


How-to revoke someone’s moderator permission.

Note: To grant moderator permission, you must be an organization admin or existing group moderator.

1. Visit the group page where you’d like to revoke a moderator’s permission. You can do this by clicking on the group avatar in your group directory.

2. Once on the group page, click the Members number at the top of the page and navigate down the list to the user whose moderator permission you’d like to revoke.

3. Click the gear icon next to the user’s name a select Revoke Moderator Permission from the dropdown menu. 

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4. This user will no longer have moderator permission. You’ll see that it no longer says “MODERATOR” in bold below their name.


Accessing your moderator controls. 

If you’ve been granted moderator permission by your admin, visiting your moderator control panel is easy. Simply visit the group page, click the settings cog at the top right corner, and select Edit Settings from the dropdown. 

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To learn more about your group settings, visit our FAQ portal


A few more important notes about moderators.

  • The is no limit to the number of moderators that can exist within a group. You could even make every group member a moderator, if you’d like!
  • When a user creates a new group, they are automatically made a moderator of that group.

Questions, feedback, or ideas? Send us a note at support@honey.is. Join us on Facebook and Twitter for tips and tricks from our team.

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Organization Admins vs. Group Moderators

Honey allows for two levels of organization managers. Organization Admins oversee the entire organization. Group Moderators oversee specific groups.

To help outline which permissions and controls each can access, we’ve put together a handy little chart. Have a look…

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Honey, now integrated with Box.

Files posted on Honey are easily shareable, fully searchable, and paired with the conversation tools you need to get things done. And if you’re using Box, sharing files on Honey is about to get even more awesome thanks to our all new Box integration!

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How it works.

Sharing files from Box works just like a regular file upload. When you’re composing your Honey post, click the paperclip icon to attach a file and choose Box from the upload options. Nothing to install, no integration to set up — just click and share. Sign in and try it out.

On your post composition page, click the paperclip icon and choose to upload a file from Box.

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Choose the Box files you’d like to share. You’ll see them added to the bottom of your post composition page. Add any additional details, choose a topic and/or edit the post title and hit publish!

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Once your post is published, viewers will be able to access your Box file attachment. 

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Not using Box?

Cheer up sunshine! We have file sharing integrations with Google Drive and Dropbox. Sharing is caring! Learn more here.

Questions, feedback, or ideas? Send us a note at support@honey.is. 
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We’re looking for a Marketing Intern!

We’re looking for a Marketing intern to join the Honey team in New York. If you’re creative, independent, passionate about startups, and are excited by the opportunity to build something from the ground up, keep reading. 

The position.

As part of our team, you will have a direct impact on all of our marketing efforts and bottom line performance. This will be a challenging, fast-paced internship where you will be expected to represent and evolve our brand, create lead-generating content, assist with paid marketing efforts, and work with our customers to build case studies and partnerships.

You’ll work directly with our founding team to drive and evolve our fast-growing company. 

The responsibilities.

  • Create content for social media and our blog.
  • Develop marketing and lead-gen materials that demonstrate our product’s value.
  • Assist in the set-up, management, and evolution of paid marketing and paid search campaigns. 
  • Identify speaking, event, press and partnerships opportunities.
  • Work with our current customers to develop case studies.
  • Attend occasional industry events on behalf of Honey.

The ideal candidate.

College students and recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, creative, a self-starter, proactive, and detail-oriented, with a passion for technology and startups.

  • Positive, outgoing attitude.
  • Exceptional verbal communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Interest in experimenting with new platforms, ad products, and marketing tools.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a collaborative team setting.

To apply. 

Send us a note with details about yourself, your experiences, and why you think you’d be a great fit for the role. Please include your resume and a link to your LinkedIn profile. You can send all materials to Alison at alison@honey.is. 


Have questions? We’re more than happy to help. Send us a note at support@honey.is.

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We’re looking for a Business Development Intern!

We’re looking for a Business Development intern to join the Honey team in New York. If you’re smart, independent, passionate about startups, and aren’t afraid to hustle, keep reading.

The position.

As part of our Business Development team, you will have a direct impact on our bottom line. This will be a challenging, fast-paced internship where you will be expected to identify potential customers, build strong relationships, forge partnerships, and help guide new customers through the pitch, trial, and purchase lifecycle. 

You’ll work directly with our founding team to drive and evolve our fast-growing company. 

The responsibilities.

  • Generate detailed, actionable leads.
  • Schedule and participate in sales calls.
  • Help manage our CRM database, recording call details, notes, etc. 
  • Develop sales and pitch materials used to demonstrate our product’s value.
  • Set up unique, customized instances of Honey for prospective and new customers.
  • Build and strengthen relationships with our current customers.
  • Analyze our sales cycle for patterns, opportunities, etc. 

The ideal candidate.

College students and recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will be highly analytical and creative thinker, a self-starter, proactive, detail-oriented, with great communication skills and a passion for technology and startups.

  • Positive, outgoing attitude.
  • Sound business acumen.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a collaborative team setting.

To apply. 

Send us a note with details about yourself, your experiences, and why you think you’d be a great fit for the role. Please include your resume and a link to your LinkedIn profile. You can send all materials to Alison at alison@honey.is. 


Have questions? We’re more than happy to help. Send us a note at support@honey.is.

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We’re looking for a Customer Experience Intern!

We’re looking for a Customer Experience intern to join the Honey team in New York. If you’re creative, independent, passionate about startups, and are excited by the opportunity to nurture and grow a fast growing community of customers, keep reading!

The position.

As part of our team, you will interact directly with our customers to ensure that they are happy, successful, and loving our product and brand. This will be a challenging, fast-paced internship where you will be expected to learn the ins-and-outs of our product incredibly quickly, be the face of Honey for users all over the world, and work to ensure our users’ communities are knowledgeable and successful!

You’ll work directly with our founding team to drive and evolve our fast-growing company. 

The responsibilities.

  • Create content about new features, use cases, and product highlights to share with our user community.
  • Work with our product team to improve the user registration and onboarding experience. 
  • Test new product features before they’re launched. 
  • Assist in writing in-product copy so features, actions, and settings are clear and concise. 
  • Interact with our users via social media to share product insights and feature announcements.
  • Manage, edit, and contribute to our support FAQ database.
  • Assist in managing and completing support tickets.

The ideal candidate.

College students and recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, creative, a self-starter, proactive, and detail-oriented, with a passion for technology and startups.

  • Positive, outgoing, endlessly friendly attitude.
  • Exceptional verbal communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a collaborative team setting.

To apply. 

Send us a note with details about yourself, your experiences, and why you think you’d be a great fit for the role. Please include your resume and a link to your LinkedIn profile. You can send all materials to Alison at alison@honey.is. 


Have questions? We’re more than happy to help. Send us a note at support@honey.is.

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The Buzz: Fixing internal communications, growing company culture, and staying true to your roots.

Every few weeks, we publish The Buzz, a wrap up of industry articles, videos and conversations the Honey team is loving and learning from. Here’s what we’re buzzing about this week.

1. How Fast-Growing Startups Can Fix Internal Communication Before It Breaks - First Round Review

This First Round article looks at what URX CEO John Milinovich is doing to keep internal communications alive at a fast-growing startup. Around the office, he’s implemented Contrarian Office Hours for company feedback, invited team members to give Tech Talks about their current projects, and talked to team members in one-on-one meetings. As URX grows, Milinovich continues to contribute to the company’s wiki, which documents everything employees (new and old) would want to know. Read the article here on First Round.

2. Fast-growing Startups Fight to Stay True to Their Culture - Upstart Business Journal

As companies grow larger, maintaining the collaborative vibe they had as a scrappy startup gets increasingly difficult. For some, when the company reaches a turning point of 30 employees, not every employee can still be involved in every decision - so how do you scale company culture and make every team member feel like they are contributors? Read the article here on Upstart.

3. 3 Principles for a Contagiously Engaging Company Culture- Fast Company 

Ping-pong tables, break rooms, and beanbag chairs are great, but “company culture” is more than just perks and the newest office space. True company culture should be a catalyst for change, promoting employee engagement and happiness. This FastCo article details three variables that determine company culture, and how to put each in action. 

4. Onboarding 101: 3 Companies That Roll Out the Red Carpet for New Employees - Friends of the US Chamber of Commerce

Making a new hire feel welcome is not only great for employee moral, but also paves the way for future engagement. The companies that do the best job at guiding their new hires through the onboarding process are Zappos, Cisco, and Birchbox. Read how they do it here.

5. The 12 Most Common Email Mistakes Professionals Make - Business Insider 

Until the next startup comes along and reimagines email, it’s here to stay. This Business Insider article reminds us of some common email mistakes made in in the workplace - including hitting that reply all button. Read the article here.

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Honey now supports Twitter, Instagram, and Soundcloud embeds.

If you’ve been sharing tweets, Instagram pics, or music on Honey, your posts are about to get more awesome. We’re excited to announce support of Twitter, Instagram, and Soundcloud embeds. 

Check it out…

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To embed a tweet, pic, or music clip, just paste the URL into the post. Clicking on a Twitter card or Instagram photo will open a new tab, while clicking on a Soundcloud clip will play the song. 

Happy sharing! 


Have questions? We’re more than happy to help. Send us a note at support@honey.is.

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The Buzz: Making global work, investigating employee happiness, and navigating the business of BFFs.

Every few weeks, we publish The Buzz, a wrap up of industry articles, videos and conversations the Honey team is loving and learning from. Here’s what we’re buzzing about this week.

1. How to Deal When Employees are Scattered Across the World - FastCompany

As it becomes easier to communicate with advances in technology, more companies have teams that are spread across the globe. Managing a global workforce while ensuring engagement and happiness for remote teams is tough - FastCompany highlights 5 considerations for managers in this article.

2. Why You Hate Work  - The New York Times

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This op-ed piece from The Energy Project explores why “the way we’re working isn’t working.” Employees are happier and more productive when they feel valued at work, have the opportunity to focus on tasks, and find meaning in their work. Investing in meeting these needs benefits not just employees, but also the company. Read findings from the study, where this infographic is from, here at The New York Times

3. 5 Simple Office Policies That Make Danish Workers Way More Happy Than Americans- Fast Company 

Meanwhile, the Danish love their jobs. Arbedjsglaede is a Danish word that means “happiness at work,” which is encouraged and applied in the company culture and environment. Take some ideas from the Danish by reading this article on FastCo.Exist.

4. Mindfulness, purpose, and the quest for productive employees - The Guardian

Employee wellbeing and employee productivity go hand in hand. Positive relationships at work cultivate community and meaning. When employees feel they have a purpose, they’re more likely to build connections with each other and drive productivity. Read the article on positive workplace culture here at The Guardian

5.  How to Navigate the Murky Waters of Workplace Friendships - Brain Pickings

Workplaces may or may not foster true friendship: “Work may be one of the best sources of friends, as well as one of the most desirable places to have one. The point is that these relationships are always, at least initially, influenced by the utility factor.” True friendship is rare, but they do happen in workplaces when individuals bond over and nurture a range of interests. Mark Vernon explores workplace friendships in The Meaning of Friendship, which Maria Popova writes about here on Brain Pickings.

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