Following a Document/File/Site in SharePoint


How do I "follow" a document, file or site in SharePoint?


SharePoint allows users to follow a document to see update and share notifications in their newsfeed. Users can also follow a site to keep it accessible in a list of followed sites and to see site feed activity in their own newsfeed.

Follow a Document

To follow a document, you must have permission to access it. You’re granted this permission when another person shares the document with you. To follow a document:

  1. Browse to a document library on a SharePoint or Office 365 team site. To browse to your personal library, select OneDrive in the header.
  2. Select the library or folder that contains the document or other file you want to follow.
  3. Select the ellipses (…) next to the document.
  4. Select Follow.

Find a Document You Are Following

  1. Select OneDrive in the header from a SharePoint or Office 365 site.
  2. Select Followed in the Quick Launch on the left. 
  3. Your followed documents appear under Docs I’m following.

Follow a Site

  1. Navigate to a SharePoint site that you want to follow.
  2. Select Follow in the top right of the page.
  3. If the site has a newsfeed, to stay up to date with site news, look for updates from the site feed in your own newsfeed.

Find a Site You Are Following

  1. Sites SharePoint in the header. 
  2. Your followed sites appear under Following in the left navigation menu. 

For additional assistance, please contact Information Technology Services at 419-372-0999 or through chat.


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