How to Give Shoutouts πŸŽ‰

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How to give shoutouts in Slack

Who is this guide for?

All users


Enable values-driven work, build engagement and foster team appreciation in Slack with Shoutouts. Shoutouts is a real-time recognition tool that helps celebrate, socialize, and reinforce behaviors that build an intentional culture around appreciation for you and your team.

In this article, we'll cover:

How Shoutouts works

When the Culture Amp app is added to a public Slack channel, you can give recognition by including the word "shoutout" anywhere in the body of your message, and tagging one or more of your colleagues.


The Culture Amp app responds with an emoji, as well as a short reply in the thread of your message. You can find shoutouts given and received by navigating to the Shoutouts feed in Culture Amp.

Getting started with Shoutouts is simple

Invite the Culture Amp app to Slack channels

If the Culture Amp app hasn't been added to a channel where you want to give a shoutout, add the app to any public channel. Simply type "@cultureamp" and hit Send.


You can also add the Culture Amp app to a channel by clicking Add an App from the Integrations tab in the channel's details.

Give a shoutout to a colleague

Give a shoutout by including the word "shoutout" in the body of your message, like this: β€œshoutout @teammate and the awesome thing they did.” Make sure to mention one or more colleagues in your message as well!

NOTE: In addition to the word 'shoutout', your company may have tailored Shoutouts by adding other keywords to listen for (for example, mad props, kudos).


TIP: No need to start your message with a "/". Simply include shoutout anywhere in the body of your text.


How do I view my shoutouts?

When you receive a shoutout, it will appear under Mentions & reactions in Slack. You can also access your shoutouts at any time on your Shoutouts feed in Culture Amp, which you'll find under the Feedback menu in the navigation.

How do I view shoutouts for my direct reports?

People managers will soon find a Direct reports tab on their Shoutouts feed in Culture Amp. This is where you will see all of the shoutouts given and received by your team - perfect for reviewing before a weekly 1:1 or during a performance review cycle.

How do I delete shoutouts?

Currently, only the author can delete shoutouts given in Slack. You can do this simply by deleting the original Slack message. However, for any shoutouts given by mistake, you'll soon have the ability to remove them from Culture Amp without needing to delete the original Slack message.

Can I only give shoutouts from Slack?

Yes, shoutouts can currently only be given from Slack. You'll soon be able to give shoutouts from Microsoft Teams too.

Additional resources

Explore our quick tip video on how to give effective recognition.



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