Here's an overview of the main components you can see and use in your community.
The News page functions as a central news page for your community. It features a variety of
streams and tiles designed to bring you the latest news and information. You won't see News
if your community manager has not enabled the feature or changed the name of the News page.
The top menu of the News page organizes community activity into streams such as Following,
All Activity, and your own custom streams. From any stream, you can view and interact with
activity that flows through your community. For more information about streams, see Overview of streams.
You can see
the following streams on the News page by default:
News (top-level view)
The News view aggregates and displays only new content posted in your News and Following
streams. However, unlike your other streams, the News view does not show content updates
and comments in the stream. In addition, content that gets updated or interacted with is
not posted at the top of the News view. Consequently, the News view shows only new things.
For more information about the News view, see Overview of News.
Custom News streams
These streams are designed by your community manager to bring you the latest news and
information. These are the streams listed next to the News stream in the top menu. For
example, you could have a stream there called CEO's Blog or My Department. Note that you
can't delete these streams or change the email notifications settings for them, unlike
your own custom streams.
This stream shows the activity of people, places, and content that you are following in
the community. If you are new to the community, you might want to browse through People > All to begin following your teammates or other people who interest you. To see
who you're following, click People > Following.
Your custom streams
Click Create New Stream to create a custom stream containing only
activity related to the people, places, and items you specify. You can have one or more
custom streams. For example, you might create a My Current Project stream to follow
everything related to your current project. For more information about creating custom
streams, see Creating custom streams.
All Activity: Most Recent stream
This stream shows all public activity in your community that you have permission to see.
Watching this can be useful if you are new to the community and want to find people,
places, and content to add to your custom streams.
All Activity: Top & Trending stream
This stream shows the most valuable and interesting community activity. Here you can see
items that are receiving a lot of likes and comments.
Click the button next to your avatar in the upper right corner to see your Inbox. Inbox
includes the following pages:
Inbox includes updates to things you've participated in: direct messages, @mentions, and
shares, plus any items you pulled in by following them in Inbox. For more information, see
Tips for using Inbox.
Your View lets you set up a page for yourself, so you can get to your most-used items
quickly. You can change what you see from Your View whenever you want. For example, you
might want to update Your View when you change projects or teams, or when you want to
watch new things in your community. Note that you won't see Your View if your community
manager has not enabled the feature. For more information on setting up Your View, see
Using Your View.
Actions remind you to complete a task or action item that's been assigned to you. For
more information, see Tips for using actions.
Overview of streams
A stream shows you real-time updates of activity as people interact with content, people, and places in the community.
Tips for using News
The News page is the best place to explore the full range of what's happening in your community.
The Support Center provides easy access to common questions and helps to navigate certain employee services.
Tips for using Inbox
Inbox shows replies, @mentions, messages, Latest Acclaim, shares, and any activity you follow.