Updating your status

Status updates are a quick, informal way to let people know you're active and engaged in the community. You can include an @mention, image, link, or video link in your post.

You can post an update by typing a brief update in the What's going on? box at the top of any stream. With a status update, you can tell others what you're doing right now, for example, "Loved the company pizza at lunch today. Thanks, @HR team!" or "Slogging through the #TPS #report. Ugh!" You can post a status update for the entire community (default) or limit it to a specific group. For more information about status updates, see Posting status update in groups and Status update tips and tricks.

Posting a status update

To post a status update:

  1. In the main navigation menu, click Create Menu and then click Status Update.
  2. In the Post a status update dialog box, type your status.

    You add images, @mentions, links, or YouTube video links to your status updates. For more information, see Adding images, links, or YouTube links to your status update and Adding an @mention to your status update.

  3. Next to Post in, select a place where you want to post the update. Click Post to save and publish your status update.

Adding images, links, or YouTube links to your status update

You can insert an image, link, or YouTube video link to your status update. This is a good way to share information with people in your community.

  • To insert an image into your update, click the upload image icon, browse to and select the image you want to insert, and then click Post to include it in your update.
  • To insert a link or a video that others can click to open or play without leaving the community, click the link icon, type the entire link in the URL field, including http://, and then click Add.

    For sites that include images, you can see an optional thumbnail image to be posted alongside your link. You can use the arrow keys to select a different thumbnail or click the x at the top right corner of the image to post your link with no image. When it looks the way you want it, click Post.

    Alternatively, you can also type the URL directly in the post box, then type a space and wait for the thumbnail to populate.

Adding an @mention to your status update

You can use an @mention in your status update to call out specific people, content, and places. This can be helpful if you want to point someone to a specific item or make sure someone gets your update in their Inbox. When you @mention a person in your status update, the update appears in that person's Inbox.

For more information about @mentions, see Alerts for people, places, and content items.

Filtering for status updates

If you want to see a specific person status updates, go to their profile page and click Activity > Status Updates.