Tips for using News

The News page is the best place to explore the full range of what's happening in your community.

Use the following tips and tricks to get the most out of the News page:
  • The Announcements banner shows critical headlines selected by your community manager. Just click on a headline or Show Details to see the full article.
  • Streams shown between the News and the Following streams are curated for you by your community manager to keep you up to date on the most important community activity. You can't delete or edit these streams like you can your custom streams.
  • Your Following stream is a built-in stream where you may already be automatically following some of your colleagues. You can add to your Following stream any people, places, or content that you're interested in. If you don't want to think about how to set up custom streams, Following is an easy way to mark all activity you want to check into later.
  • You can create a new stream to focus on specific content, places, or people. For example, you might create a stream to watch your team's activity and a project stream to follow activity about your current project. For more information, see Creating custom streams.
  • The All Activity: Top & Trending stream usually has the most valuable and interesting community activity. You see content and people that are generating a lot of likes and comments. Or, check out the All Activity: Most Recent stream to see all public activity in your community that you have permission to see. Both of these streams can be useful for adding new people and content to your custom streams.
    Note: Content items can be excluded from the Top & Trending stream. For more information, see Removing content items from Top and Trending.
  • Clicking the pin icon from any of your streams makes it the landing page whenever you click Home in the main navigation menu.

For more information about the News page, see Using News.