Notifications

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Leslie James
Leslie James Posts: 323 admin
edited November 2022 in Features of the Community

Notifications give you the freedom to choose which categories you want to follow. When you follow, an email and pop-up notification are sent when there is a new discussion in the category you follow.

📝 NOTE: By default, all Categories will be set to Unfollow,

Following a Category adds it to the Followed Categories section of your Profile > Notifications Preferences page. From here, you can manage the notification option for each Category at any time via the Email and Popup checkboxes.

Notification options

To follow a Category, click the bell icon and select one of the four available notification options:

Follow

  • Adds the Category to your Followed Categories on your preferences page, but does not check the Email or Popup boxes (i.e., no notifications are enabled, though you can manually change that later).

Discussions

  • Adds the Category to your Followed Categories on your preferences page and checks the Popup box.
  • By default, you'll receive popup notifications whenever new discussions are posted to the Category.

Discussions and Comments

  • Adds the Category to your Followed Categories on your preferences page and checks the Popup box.
  • By default, you'll receive popup notifications whenever new discussions and comments are posted to the Category.

Unfollow

  • By default, all Categories are set to Unfollow until you choose to follow them. If you’re already following a Category, you can set it to Unfollow at any time to disable all notifications and remove it from your list of Followed Categories

Notification Preferences page

The Followed Categories section is added to your profile’s Notification Preferences page, making it easy to:

  • See which Categories you're currently following.
  • Update their notification options at any time using the Email and Popup checkboxes

Email vs. Popup

When choosing how to receive notifications for a followed Category, you have two options:

  • Check the Email box to have emails sent to your profile and personal inboxes. Keep in mind this option sends a separate email for each new discussion and comment; this option can result in numerous emails, so it's generally only recommended for Categories in which you're heavily invested or interested in.

✔️ TIP: In your personal inbox, these emails may end up in your Spam folder, so be sure to check there if you don't see it.

  • Check the Popup box to have a popup display directly in the Bluesight community at the bottom-left of the screen. These occur in near real-time.

Access your Notification Preferences page

There are two ways to access this page:

  • From your Profile > Edit Profile page, click Notification Preferences
  • Click the bell icon on a Category page and click the settings icon.


Once in notification preferences, you can customize notifications with more precision.