Streams are a core element of Fellow. If you're just starting out with Fellow, you might be wondering what a stream is. (Besides the obvious that a stream is a a body of water 😀)
This article will guide you through the concept of a stream, the different types in Fellow, and other FAQs.
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What are Streams?
Streams are digital notepads that you can use on your own or with your team to capture ideas, goals, and whatever else you dream up. These digital notepads are made up of individual notes (usually on the same topic or with the same person) and show up in one long stream of notes.
On each stream, you'll be able to customize some of your preferences including carry forward and templates by going to More Actions --> Stream Settings.
The Types of Streams
Streams in the meeting section are streams that are very much linked to the calendar event. Each unique calendar event will have its own stream. For recurring events, these notes will form one long stream for each series of meetings.
The meeting stream will automatically pull in the event details so that you and your teammates are all collaborating automatically in the same Stream.
These streams can be found in the meeting section or in the Today's Meetings and Starred areas on the Home Panel.
A 1-on-1 stream is between you and your manager or direct report, which can also be linked to a calendar event. 1-on-1 streams between a manager and a direct report have a special Feedback tab that shows both users any feedback received about the direct report.
On the home panel, these streams are gathered under the 1-on-1 heading. All your 1-on-1 notes can be found there organized by person - meaning that when you click on the name of a person, you will be able to see all your past 1-on-1 notes.
On a technical side of things, you’ll need to link a person’s 1-on-1 to a recurring 1-on-1 in your Google or Office calendar. This way, a new note will be created for every instance of the meeting.
These streams can be found on the Home Panel under Other Streams. Your Private Streams are the ones with the single person icon on the left hand side.
These are collaborative notes that are not tied to a calendar event. It’s more like a shared note. We recommend using Shared Streams for group projects, keeping track of group/company goals, and creating process checklists.
These streams can be found on the Home Panel under Other Streams. Your Shared Streams are the ones with the multiple person icon on the left hand side.
These are meetings or streams that you have starred. To star a stream, navigate to the stream and click on the star icon next to the title.
Starred streams will appear at the top of the Home Panel, right under Activity Feed.
How Streams are Labelled
From left to right, each stream item is made up of an icon, stream title, and meeting time (if applicable). Here is a break down of each of these elements:
You can customize your titles however you’d like in your Home panel, but also quickly be able to tell if a stream is private or shared. So feel free to add emojis to your stream titles.
Who can see my streams?
Meeting streams will only be visible to meeting attendees (those on the calendar invite). Your private streams will be completely private to you. And Shared Streams will only be seen by people who you have shared the stream with.