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Embedding images in your short messages

How to add images without creating a long message

Julianna Kapjian-Pitt avatar
Written by Julianna Kapjian-Pitt
Updated over a week ago

Short messages are a great way to send out a quick message to an employee that doesn't require them to take an action. The most common use of short messages are recognitions for birthdays and work anniversaries.

Add an image

To include an image in a short message follow these steps:

  1. Create or edit an existing Pyn.

  2. In the short message, click edit the text and select the "+" option that appears.

  3. Upload an image saved as .jpeg, .png, or .gif into the short message.

  4. Clicking on the image will allow you to choose to align the image: left, center, or right.

โš ๏ธ It is important to note that since there is no action for the employee to take like a Read More or Acknowledge button the analytics on short messages will not be available.

Add a hyperlink to an image

To include a hyperlink to an image follow these steps:

  1. In the short message of a new or existing Pyn, click on the image that has been uploaded and select the link icon: ๐Ÿ”—.

  2. Paste the url to a video or webpage in the popup modal and select save.

  3. The link icon will show up with a white highlight indicating there is an active hyperlink.

Resize Images

Quickly resize an image in the editor by following these steps:

  1. Click on uploaded image.

  2. Use the handles in any corner to shrink or enlarge images.

  3. To save the size of the image simply click away.


Q: Will images show up when delivering via Slack?

A: Yes, if an image is included in a short message, it will show up in Slack.

Q: How do hyperlinked images show up when delivering via Slack?

A: The link will show up below the image in the Slack delivery.

Q: What type of file does an image need to be saved as?

A: Pyn supports image files saved as .jpg, .png, and .gif.

Q: Can more than one image be added to a message?

A: Yes. More than one image can be added to the short message.

Q: How do I upload a gif?

A: The best practice is to save the file as a .gif to your device then upload it into the short message.

Q: Whatโ€™s the best file size for uploading a gif?

A: The max width should be 1024px. Larger files may not render properly and cause the animation to stop working.

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