Adding and sharing Stories in Bambu

Contributors, Managers and Admins can add Stories in Bambu. Where a Contributor can add a Story for approval by a Manager or Admin, Managers and Admins can add Stories directly to Bambu without approval.

Stories can be links, original posts or photo attachments.

This article contains the following sections:

Adding stories

You can use links, original posts or media to create internal or shareable stories.

To add a Link as a Story:

  1. Click Add Story at the top of Bambu. The Add New Story popup appears.
  2. Paste in the link you want to use for your Story. The Content window opens.
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  3. Select a Curator from the dropdown, if applicable.
  4. Click Shorten Link to use your chosen Link Shortener.
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  5. (Optional) Include a note to accompany the Story.
  6. (Optional) Enter in a few message ideas that include approved vocabulary and branding to make sharing Stories even easier.
  7. (Optional) Select Internal Story to disable sharing and keep the Story just for your team.
  8. Click Save as Draft or Add Story. If you’re a Contributor, click Submit for Approval. 

If you’re a Contributor, you can update additional settings:

  • Select the Curator you want to attribute the Story to. This is great to use to attribute Stories to an exec or if you’re adding a Story on behalf of someone.
  • Select a Start date and End date for the Story to appear. This is great to use for very timely Stories promoting an event.
  • Select Feature Story on top so it’s the first thing users see.
  • Add the Topics this Story should belong to. You can add up to 15 Topics.
  • Add any Tags that are relevant to the Story.

To add an original post as a Story:

Note: Original Posts are internal only and a great way to share updates that are only relevant to your employees.

  1. Click Add Story at the top of Bambu. The Add New Story popup appears.
  2. Click Create post. The Edit Content tab opens.
  3. Enter your content and customize it using the editor.
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  4. Toggle to the Preview tab to see what your Story looks like and make any adjustments.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. (Optional) Include a note to accompany the Story.
  7. Select the Curator you want to attribute the Story to. This is great to use to attribute Stories to an exec or if you’re adding a Story on behalf of someone.
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  8. Select a Start date and End date for the Story to appear. This is great to use for very timely Stories promoting an event.
  9. Select Feature Story on top so it’s the first thing users see.
  10. Add the Topics this Story should belong to. You can add up to 15 Topics.
  11. Add any Tags that are relevant to the Story.
  12. Click Save as Draft or Add Story.

To add a media attachment as a Story:

You can create photo Stories or video Stories. You can upload videos for either internal Stories or to post to LinkedIn. 

  1. Click Add Story at the top of Bambu. The Add New Story popup appears.
  2. Click A media attachment. Your File Explorer appears.
  3. Locate the photo or video you want to use and select it.
  4. (Optional) Include a note to accompany the Story. Note that the title of the Story in Bambu appears as the title of the video you share to LinkedIn.
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  5. (Optional) Enter in a few message ideas that include approved vocabulary and branding to make sharing Stories even easier.
  6. Select the Curator you want to attribute the Story to. This is great to use to attribute Stories to an exec or if you’re adding a Story on behalf of someone.
  7. Select a Start date and End date for the Story to appear. This is great to use for very timely Stories promoting an event.
  8. Select Feature Story on top so it’s the first thing users see.
  9. Add the Topics this Story should belong to. You can add up to 15 Topics.
  10. Add any Tags that are relevant to the Story.
  11. Click Save as Draft or Add Story.

Sharing a story

To share a Story in Bambu to LinkedIn or Twitter:

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  1. Navigate to your For You tab.
  2. Click the Story in the list you want to share. The share popup appears.
  3. Click the icon of the connected network you want to share to.
  4. Enter the text you want to share with the Story or use a suggestion.
  5. Click Post.

To share a Story in Bambu to Facebook:

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Note: You don't need to connect your personal Facebook profile to Bambu in order to share Stories.

  1. Navigate to your For You tab.
  2. Click the Story in the list you want to share. The share popup appears.
  3. Click the Facebook icon.
  4. Click Copy To Clipboard to select the Message Idea you want to share to your personal Facebook page.
  5. Click Continue to Facebook. Facebook opens in a new browser window.
  6. Paste your copied Message Idea text and make any updates.
  7. Select if you want to post to your Feed or to Your Story.
  8. Click Post to Facebook.

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