What Is News?

News is the central place for you to see what's happening in the community.

The News page features a variety of streams created for you by your community manager, designed to direct you to content, people, and places that pertain directly to you. You'll also see your Connections stream, any custom streams you have created, the Top & Trending stream, and the Most Recent stream, which shows recent activity from all over the community that you have permission to see.

You can pin any of the streams listed on your News page to the News button. Just click News and then the pin icon or triangle next to your desired page's name in the left sidebar. Now when you click News from anywhere in the application, you'll be taken right to the page you pinned.

The News page also features a variety of tiles to help you find important people, places, and content quickly. The Trending Content and Trending People tiles are included by default, but may be removed by your community manager.

Here's an overview of what you'll see on the News page. For a quick visual tour of the News interface, click here.

News (top-level view)
The News view aggregates and displays only new content posted in your News and Connections streams. However, unlike your other streams, News will not show content updates and comments in the stream. In addition, content that gets updated or interacted with is not bumped to the top of the News view. So, to repeat, the News view shows only new things.

Because the News view aggregates new posts from your News and Connections streams, content is pulled in and displayed in the News view in the order in which your streams are displayed in the left sidebar. Six items from each stream are pulled in and shown in creation-date order. Duplicated content is removed if it's already being pulled in from a higher-order stream. Content you've read (by clicking-through to it either from your desktop or a mobile version of Jive) will stay in News for three days before going away. Content you haven't yet read will stay for seven days. Because the News streams are designed just for you, you won't see the same content pulled into the News view that others will see.

News streams
These are the streams you see listed above the Connections stream. They are created and managed by your community manager or people with Manage News Streams permissions. Because these streams are designed just for you, you may not see the same News streams or the same content in them that others see. To learn more, be sure to read What Are News Streams?
Connections stream
This is a built-in stream where you are automatically following some of your colleagues, but you can add to or delete content, people, and places from it. This stream can be a good way to avoid stream proliferation if you just want to check in throughout the day with things that interest you without having to create a lot of custom streams.
Your custom streams
If you've created any custom streams, you'll see those listed below the Connections stream. Custom streams can be a great way to keep up with the content, people, and places that matter most to you in your community. Here are some examples of custom streams you might want to create for yourself.

For a quick visual tour of the custom streams interface, click here.

Top & Trending stream
Check out this stream to get a feel for what's happening right now. The Recommended Content and People widgets, as well as the Trending Content and People widgets, show you what's generating a lot of interest around the community. To learn more, take a look at Using Your Recommendations.
Most Recent stream
This stream shows you all community updates that you have permission to see as they are posted in real time. Scrolling through this stream can be useful for adding new people and content to your Connections or custom streams.