Updating Your Status

Document created by tdobbins on Jan 21, 2012Last modified by tdobbins on Jan 21, 2012
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Updating Your Status

It's easy; it's fun; and it keeps people informed.


Why update your status?

Status updates let other people in the community know what's going on right now in a short form.

Updates provide a great way to communicate what you're up to by using a quick, specific message, such as "My car broke down!" or "Teaching a training class all day." Post a new update as frequently as you want. You can use plain text, include links, or even add a picture: add an @mention (Using @mention if you want to make sure your status shows up in the right people's Communications area.



Status is tracked like any other kind of activity in your Activity and Communications area. You can read everyone's status updates quickly from your Activity stream by clicking All Activity --> Status Updates Only. If you want to see a specific person's status updates, go to their profile page and click on Activity --> Status Updates Only.


To update your status:

Click Create --> Status Update to send a system-wide message, image, or shoutout showing what you're up to.



Add an Image, Link, or YouTube Link to Your Status Update

You can insert an image, link, or YouTube video link to your status update. This is a good way to share information with people in your community.


To insert an image into your update, click the upload image icon, browse to and select the image you want to insert, and then click Post to include it in your update. To insert a link or YouTube video that others can click to open or play without leaving the community, type the entire link in your status update, including "http://" and then click Post.