Sometimes, you need to monitor items in the workspace that you do not own. You might need updates on a colleague’s task that is related to the work you’re doing. Or you need to know when work or requests get added to a specific container, such as the Inbox. If you’d like to receive recent change notifications for a plan item that you do not own, you can follow it. No one else can see which items you’ve chosen to follow.
- You can follow individual tasks or entire containers (projects, sub-folders or packages).
- When you follow a container, you will be notified about changes to all tasks within that container.
How to Follow an Item
There are a few ways to start following a plan item:
In the Edit Panel, set a follow by clicking the Follow button in the panel header:
Or, in the Project plan you can expose the Following column and then click on the Follow button next to the plan item:
View Updates of Items You Follow
On the Home tab activity stream, toggle to Following to view recent updates and comments on all items you follow:
View Your List of Followed Items
To get to this page, click your User Menu > Notifications. Here you’ll see a list of all plan items that you are currently following:
- Click Followed On to sort the list of items by the date you began following them.
- To stop following an item, uncheck the box next to the item name.