How to Follow Another Person

Following people to observe their activities

Important: As of June 2018, the newsfeed function will not be available for new Microsoft 365 tenants. At this point, the company feed will also be set as read-only for existing tenants. For news solutions, we recommend using Team News, Communication Sites, and / or Whine.

As you follow people, you'll see the conversations they start in your newsfeed. You can also get updates on their activities with the following people, depending on the settings in their profiles. For example, you can get updates when people start following a document, website, tag, or person. Or you get updates when you like newsfeed posts and when you change events like birthdays, anniversaries, or position.

Note: If you're whining about your version of Microsoft 365, the information in this article doesn't apply. It is recommended that you follow people in whine instead. For details, see Say hello to Whine.

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Benefits of the following people

The following people are a social, community building activity in the sense that they generally lead to the discovery of other important people and information. For example, a newsfeed item posted by someone you follow might mention someone else who is relevant to your work. You can then visit that person's profile and choose to follow them. Or, suppose someone you follow is following a document and as a result you will get an update on that activity in your newsfeed. Then, when you start following the document, people you follow will receive updates and find this document.

When you multiply these scenarios across an organization, it's easy to imagine how connections between people can multiply.

Ways to start the following people

Typically, you start following people as you go about your day-to-day work. You may also see automated suggestions from people to follow. Finally, if you have specific people you want to follow, this is where you can go searching.

Follow people who post to a newsfeed

To start following someone who posts on a news feed, click Follow Surname"Link that is displayed under the post:

This link will only be shown to people you are not currently following.

Following people referenced in your newsfeed

You can start the following people who appear in your newsfeed as a result of a variety of activities. For example, if someone is mentioned in a newsfeed post, you can select their name to go to their profile, and then follow that personchoose.

Find people to follow

You can search for people directly by name, or you can search for people associated with a subject or keyword.

Search for a person by name

If you know the name of the person you want to follow, you can type them in the search box:

When SharePoint finds the person you're looking for, you can open their label and click consequencesclick.

Search for several people at the same time

If you want to search for and get started with multiple people at once, you can do so in the Follow People dialog box:

  1. At the top of the page, click Newsfeed.

  2. On the Newsfeed page, click the number above the People label.

  3. On the People I Follow page, click consequences .

  4. Enter in the field People follow the names of the people you want to add.
    As you type, SharePoint searches the list of people in your organization and displays the matches as they are found.

  5. When you see their name, select each person.

  6. When you have finished adding people to the list, click consequences.

Search for people using search terms

Sometimes you might be looking for people in your organization who have certain skills, but you don't yet know who to look for. In that case, you can search using words to describe what you're looking for and SharePoint will find the people who have that knowledge.

  1. In the search box, click the navigation menu, and then click people.

  2. Enter one or more terms in the search field and press The inputButton.
    Search returns a list of people whose user profiles refer to these terms. People who include the phrase as a "questions" topic are given the highest weight, followed by those who list the phrase as "interests".

See who you are following and who is following you

To see the current list of people you are following:

  1. At the top of the page, click Newsfeed .

  2. On the Newsfeed page, click the number above the People label.

    By default, the list of people you follow appears. If you want to see the list of people who follow you, click my successors.

Stop following people

You can stop the following people at any time. For example, when you move to a new team or complete a project, updates on certain people may not be as interesting to you. And when you get a lot of updates in your news feed, unnecessary updates can become disruptive.

  1. Go to the list of people you follow as described in the previous section.

Find the person you want to end by clicking the ellipsis (...). to open your label.

  1. Click in the legend follow quit.

Information about updates you get from people you follow

With the following people, you can see updates only for the activities they've shared with you. As a result, it is possible that some people you follow may not receive updates if you've turned off sharing updates for their activities. Even if people follow you, you will only receive updates in your news feed on activities that you have shared with you.

You can set the options for sharing your activities in your profile.

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