Using the activity stream views

Find out what's new in your network and the wider organization using the activity stream views available from the home page.

About this task

You can use the activity stream views to filter the latest news stories and updates from across Connectionsc. The updates are in list format, making it easy for you to scan through the entries and identify important updates. An icon next to each update identifies which app the update is associated with.


You can check for the latest news stories and work with updates in the following ways:
  • Use the activity stream options available from the navigation sidebar to filter your updates and display different types of information in the activity stream. Select one of the following views, and then use the Filter By options available for that view to display the updates that you care about.
    • I'm Following: Displays updates related to the people and content that you are following. Click Stop following under an update if you no longer want to get the latest updates for a specific person or piece of content.
    • Status Updates: Displays the latest status update messages from across your organization.
    • Discover: Displays the latest public updates from all the apps.
    My Notifications Displays the latest notifications that you received and sent. Also displays the number of unread items in the For Me and @mention views.
    @Mentions Displays messages that mention you directly.
    Action Required Displays your latest to-do items from Activities, network and community invitations, requests to join moderated communities, and any third-party events that require action on your part.
    Saved Displays the updates that you saved.
    My Page Select this option when you want to view the latest updates using apps rather than in list format.
    Administration Select this option when you want to perform administrative tasks for the Home page. This option only displays for users who have been assigned the administrator role.
  • To show that you like an update or a comment on a status update, click Like.
    You can tell how many people liked an update or comment from the number that displays next to the Like Like icon Icon. Click the icon to see who liked the update or comment.
  • To comment on an update, hover over the update and click Comment. Enter your comment in the field, and then click Post.
    • To mention a colleague in your comment and share the comment directly with them, enter the at (@) symbol followed by the person's name, and then select the person's name from the drop-down list. When you post the comment, the person's name is linked to their profile. A message is also posted to the person's profile to inform them that you mentioned them.
    • When you include URLs in your comments, they are automatically converted to hyperlinks.
  • To delete a comment that you added, hover over the comment, click the Delete comment Delete comment icon Icon, and click Delete.
  • To save an update for following up later, hover over the update and click Save this.
    You can retrieve your saved updates later by selecting Saved from the navigation sidebar.
  • To stop receiving updates about an item or person, click Stop following.
  • To access more options for working with an update, hover over the update and click it.
    The options that you see depend on the type of update you are looking at. For example, to share a status update with the people who are following you, click Repost. To close the window, click the X icon or click anywhere outside the window.

What to do next

  • Click Customize to add apps and bring extra function to your home page.
  • Tell people what you are doing by updating your personal status message. For more information, see Updating your status message from the home page.
  • Check what community events are taking place soon using the Events app. For more information, see Using the Events app.
  • Track your upcoming to-do items with the To Do List app. For more information, see Using the To Do List app.
  • Check for recommended content in the Recommendations app. The app suggests content that might interest you, based on your existing community membership, network connections, and tags. For more information, see Using the Recommendations app on the home page.
  • Bookmark the page views that you visit most often so that you can navigate directly to them later.