What Matters: Communications

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What Matters: Communications

What Matters: Communications shows replies, direct mentions, messages, and shares--plus any activity you decide needs tracking closely.



Your What Matters: Communications area shows the activity that's most you-centric--the information that's sent directly to you and has your name on it. This automatically includes @mentions, replies to discussions you're participating in, content people share with you. It can also include any item in your Activity stream that you want to pay closer attention to--just click Track in Communications on any item you are viewing to make sure updates and replies to that item flow into your Communications area from now on.



Note: Depending on your email preferences, everything that flows into your Communications can result in an email notification. If you want to get even less email, use your email preferences to set Everything in my Communications page to Off. Then enable email notifications for individual items by clicking Receive email notifications for any content, place, or person.


Use the following tips and tricks to get the most out of Communications:

  • Use the Filter menu to narrow your view to direct mentions, messages, or shares--or view only messages marked as unread.
  • Manage your unread communications and followups using the read/unread toggle--that's the blue dot next to messages you haven't read yet.
  • Get rid of any activity that no longer interests you by clicking Stop tracking at the top right of your Communications page. This banishes updates back to the main Activity stream: the current activity stays in your Communications, but no more updates will flow in. Want to get updates on that item back into Communications? Find the relevant activity using browsing or searching and click Track in Communications under Actions.


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