How to Track Content Updates in SharePoint 2016

Learn how to stay connected to any updates from sites and people without the need to navigate to the sources of content.

    |    Andreas Glaser

To make it easier to stay current with sites, documents, tags, and people profiles in SharePoint, make use of the “Follow” feature. This way, using a simple interface, you stay connected to the updates that matter to you.

After you follow a site, for example, you will be able to get an aggregated display of any future updates in the Following view of your Newsfeed. It’s a way of bringing all the conversations to you without the need to navigate to the source.

To start getting updates from a site, navigate to that site, from the top ribbon, click on "Follow".

The short video below shows you how to follow sites and people.



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Author: Asif Rehmani has been a SharePoint Trainer, Consultant, Author, and a SharePoint Server MVP since 2007. He’s the founder of VisualSP Help System.

VisualSP provides just-in-time learning and help through proprietary help system software. Also, the website hosts a variety of training videos authored by renowned experts in the industry.

Over the years, Asif has provided SharePoint consulting and training to major clients such as Department of Defense, NASA, Hersheys, Toshiba, State Farm, Federal Home Loan Bank, US Army and many more.