Overview of News

The News page is the central place for you to see what's happening in the community. The News page features a variety of streams designed to direct you to content, people, and places that pertain directly to you. You can also see your Following stream, any custom streams you have created, and the All Activity streams, which show recent activity from all over the community that you have permission to see.

You can see these streams individually by clicking the link to a stream in the stream menu at the top of the page and scrolling down the page, or you can use the main News page to overview the latest items in each stream in a combined block view. Each block has a header that shows what stream the item came from.

Note: The News page responds to browser width by adjusting to fit all your streams so your main navigation menu may differ slightly from browser to browser or from screenshots in this Help. For example, you may see your News subscription streams listed individually or collapsed into a drop-down menu.

You can pin any of the streams listed on your News page to either the News or Home button in the main menu, depending on how your community manager has set up the main navigation menu in your community. Just click the pin icon from the desired stream's page, and when you click Home or News from anywhere in the application, you are taken to the page you pinned. For more information, see Pinning pages for quick access.

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 can see on the News page. For a quick visual tour of the News interface, see News page interface.

News (top-level view)
The News view aggregates and displays content posted in your News and Following streams. However, unlike your streams, the News page does not show content updates and comments in a stream view. Content that gets updated or interacted with is not moved to the top of the News view: this view shows only new things.

Content is pulled in and displayed in the News view in the order in which your streams are displayed to the right of News in the stream menu. Duplicated content is removed if it's already being pulled in from a higher-order stream. The content you've read (by clicking through to it either from your desktop or a mobile version of Jive) stays in News for two days before going away. The content you haven't yet read stays for ten days. Because the News streams are designed just for you, you won't see the same content pulled into the News view that other users see.

News streams
These are the streams you see listed when you expand the menu under News. These streams 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. For more information, see Overview of News streams
All Activity: Top & Trending stream
This stream shows you the trending content in your community to get you a feel for what's happening right now.
All Activity: 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 Following or custom streams.
Following
When you start following people, places, and content items, they are automatically added to this stream. Use this stream if you want to check in throughout the day but not create a lot of custom streams. This stream is included for you by default, and you can add to or delete content, people, and places from it.
Your custom streams
If you've created any custom streams, you can see those listed to the right of Following. Custom streams can be a great way to keep up with the content, people, and places that matter most to you in your community. For some examples of custom streams which you might want to create for yourself, see Examples of custom streams.

For a quick visual tour of the custom streams interface, Custom Streams Interface.