What are Boosts?

Sometimes you want to indicate you appreciate or agree with what someone said, without posting a full comment. A boost is a short, flexible, and personal way to respond to something directly. 

Boosts can be up to 16 characters, and can contain emojis, text, or a combination of the two.  It's a short blank field that you fill with whatever you want to communicate, however you want to communicate it.

How to Boost

On messages, documents, comments, and a few other spots, you'll see a 🚀rocket icon.

When you click that, a small field will expand in place:

You can type anything you want in there, up to a maximum of 16 characters. Click the smiley face to choose an emoji (you can also choose from all the emoji*).

Hit return or the green check mark to save the boost, or hit the red X to close the field. 

*To choose from the full menu of emoji, click control + command + space bar on a Mac to pull up the emoji picker. On Windows 10, click the Windows key + ; to pull up emoji. Older versions of Windows will work too. Check out our  emoji pro tips! 👍

You can add more than one if you want, and they'll collect into a little boost party:

Boosts will appear directly beneath a post, with space for comments below:

Boosted comments look similar. 

If you mess up, click on your boost and a little trash can will appear. Click that to delete it.

Admins have the ability to delete anyone's boosts — otherwise you can only delete your own.

Boost Report

Check out all the boosts you've received in a list, so you can scroll back through time and see what people said without needing to visit every post individually. 

Find this report at the My Boosts link on the Home screen:

You'll also get a Hey! notification for Boosts in three-hour increments whenever you have new stuff to look at. This way you're less likely to miss seeing feedback on something for a long time.

However, if you don't want those notifications, you can opt out! Just hit the button in the top-right corner of the report to stop receiving it.