You can manually Follow Discussion and Question posts, Blog articles, Library Entries, and Idea submissions. Doing so enables real-time participation emails for these features so that you'll be notified when other community members engage with it.
NOTE: See Real-time Participation Emails to learn more.
How to Follow content
- When viewing a piece of content, click the Follow toggle on the right side of the page, as shown below.
NOTE: The look of this toggle on your site may be different than what's shown below, but its function remains the same.
If you've disabled Participation Emails from your profile (on the My Account > Email Preferences page), the Follow toggle will not display on content pages.
- When following a piece of content, the toggle is updated to indicate this. Click the toggle again to unfollow the content and stop receiving real-time participation emails about it.
- By default, you automatically follow all content that you contribute.
NOTE: If you have a Real Time or Plain Text subscription to a community, you can still follow community content. While you won't receive real-time participation emails (that would result in duplicate emails), here's why it's still a best practice: If you ever change your subscription to the community to No Email or digest only, you'll then begin receiving real-time emails about all the content you've Followed.
How to view the content you're following
To make it as easy as possible to track all the content you're following, you can view it from your profile; just navigate to My Connections > Following.
For each entry of followed content, you can click its links to:
- view its content page,
- view the content contributor's profile,
- access the content landing page where the content item is located,
- review the date and time you Followed the particular content item
Filter your Followed Content
By default, all the content you're following will display on your Followed Content page. You can choose to display only some types of content by selecting it from the dropdown menu.