Follow communities 

Follow a community when you want to be notified about the latest updates to the community, including updates to community content, for example, community activities, blogs, files, forums, and wikis. You are not automatically sent these notifications if you are a member of the community; follow the community to receive them.

Before you begin

Anyone can follow a community as long as the community is publicly accessible; you do not have to be a community member to follow a public or moderated community. If you want to follow a restricted community, be a member of the community.

Note: If you do not want to follow an entire community, you can follow specific community content to get updates about that content. For example, if you are interested only in receiving notifications about updates to a community's wiki, you can follow the entire wiki or a specific wiki page. To follow community content, open that content from the community and look for the Follow button in the top right corner of the page. Click the button to view the options available for following that content.


To follow a community, complete these steps.

  1. From the My Communities or Public Communities tab, navigate to the community that you want to follow.

  2. Click Follow this Community.

What to do next

You can view the communities that you are following by selecting I'm following on the My Communities tab. You can also keep track of events in the communities that you are following from the Home page by selecting News Feed -> Communities on the Updates tab.

If you no longer want to receive notifications about the latest updates to a community, you can stop following it at any time. To stop following a community, open the community and click Stop Following this Community.

Parent topic

Work with communities

Related tasks

Use the Updates tab