Private messages are new with July Release, and Kudos have been reworked and are now Badges.
Private Messages in Jam
Communications in Jam are public by default, which helps others—including co-workers we may not even know—discover and benefit from the knowledge exchanged. However, every conversation cannot be public; to address that issue, Jam now provides private messages. As a result, you can get more work done in Jam without having to switch to email.
On your Home Tab, there is a new Messages item under your name and photo in the left column. Clicking on it will take you to the Message page where you can read, reply and create private messages.
We've replaced Kudos with Badges, and the Badges are now the same as those in the SuccessFactors Employee Profile. Badging your co-worker is easier than ever -- you can put your pointer over their name in the feed and then click on Give a Badge. Choose the badge, add a sentence or two explaining your action, and you've recognized a colleague for their help, insight, teamwork or a job well done!
You can also give a badge from someone's profile page.