Use the SharePoint Newsfeed

Team sites and other kinds of SharePoint sites come with the SharePoint Newsfeed, which is a lot like a public blog or a microblog. You can use the SharePoint Newsfeed to start a conversation with people and to stay current with things other people post and share.

The SharePoint Newsfeed comes automatically with team sites

Note: Your organization may customize or restrict some of the features described in this article.

Get started using the SharePoint Newsfeed

The best way to get started is to post something. In the Start a conversation box, type a message, such as a short note or a quick hello to your team. Post about something new or interesting, or anything you'd like to chat about with your teammates. If you want to add things like links, videos, and pictures, you can! (See Add features to a newsfeed post). Two things to keep in mind with respect to tags and mentions:

  • If you include a tag in a post, site members receive a newsfeed update about that tag only if they are following the site.

  • You can mention a person who is not a member of the site. That person will receive an email message that contains the text of the post in which he or she is mentioned, and a link to “See full conversation.” If the person follows the link, they see a prompt for requesting access to the team site from the site administrator. The site administrator is typically the person who created the site.

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To do this

Video: Use a newsfeed on a team site

Watch a video about how the SharePoint Newsfeed works in a team site

SharePoint Newsfeed Quick Start Guide

Download a Quick Start guide

Add features to a newsfeed post

Find out how to add links to websites, to embed videos, to point to a SharePoint document, or to include mentions, tags, or pictures in a post

See Also

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