Searching Blink

Finding content on your Blink via the search function

Updated over a week ago

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Search capabilities

We understand how important it is to find what you need as quickly as possible. On Blink, we have a search function designed to make it easy to find exactly what you need. The following chart has examples of what can/cannot be located using the search feature:

๐Ÿ“š Can locate ๐Ÿ“š

๐Ÿšซ Can't locate ๐Ÿšซ

Any Feed posts, messages, etc. that are visible based on the user's team assignments

Deleted messages, comments, or Feed posts

Files based on title

Files based on content

Active users in your Blink instance

Users in other Blink instances or disabled/deleted users

How to search

The search feature is available across all of our available platforms; however, the navigation is slightly different for the mobile app as opposed to the web or desktop options. We've included guidance below for both.

๐Ÿ’ป Desktop

  1. When you first login into Blink, you should see the Feed home page as shown below. Navigate to the search bar in the upper right corner.

  2. Enter a few terms related to the content you'd like to locate. For example, if you needed a copy of the employee handbook, you may enter "handbook".

  3. This will populate results in a drop-down view from the search box. All results are separated by headers vertically or you can filter to specific sections using the icons at the top (we have more information on the headers/sections here).

  4. To see the results on their own page and/or navigate more easily, simply select "view more" and you'll be redirected to a page similar to the one below.

๐Ÿ“ฒ Mobile

  1. On the home screen, navigate to the search bar with the ๐Ÿ” in it.

  2. When you start typing, you'll be taken to a different screen as you enter your search terms.

  3. Once you've entered the desired terms, you'll see a full list of the applicable content. From here, you also have the option to scroll through different sections of content at the top of the screen so you can more easily find exactly what you're looking for.

Headers and sections in search results

Whenever you use search, it will show results in a number of different categories. These sections are identified with an icon (across the top of the search results) and a corresponding title both on the expanded view and on the vertical view of the search results.

  • All

    • This includes all results for the terms entered across all sections of the Blink instance.

  • Feed

    • All Feed posts that contain and/or connect to the terms entered and are visible to the user

  • Hub

    • All Hub content that corresponds to the terms entered and are visible to the user

  • Chats

    • One on one chats, group chats, and channels the user is a part of that contain the terms entered in the title.

  • Messages

    • Any messages the user has received in the chat feature that contain the terms entered.

  • Directory

    • All other users on Blink whose names or job titles include the terms entered.

  • Files

    • Any files/documents shared with the user that include the terms entered in the title.

  • Images

    • Images, gifs, etc. shared with/by the user that relate to the terms entered.

  • Integrations

    • This will show content from any active integrations for your Blink instance that match and/or contain the search terms entered. For example, if you integrate with JIRA, you would see things from JIRA in this section. That said, this isn't available for all integrations: users can see when they add them whether or not they're compatible with search.

  • Emails

    • For users who have integrated their email to their Blink account, this will show all emails on the linked account that contain the terms entered.

      • More information on connecting to M365 and Google.

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