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Nilay Dhamecha
Occasional Contributor

Hi,

Can someone please tell what does "Followed channels" property in the notifications center notify user about?

 

Please see the attached image.

 

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Solution
You can follow channels in teams to get notifications for conversations in them! ( right click a channel - follow this channel )

This setting you are refering to just determines how you will be notified!
Thank you for quick response Adam!
So just to be clear, when I enable this property to send me emails assuming I follow that channel I will get notified by email only if new conversation is added?

Also,
Does the user gets notified when a new channel is added if this property is enabled?
You Will get an email if your status is away in any kind! Otherwise a banner and activity feed!

This won’t trigger on created channels!

@Nilay Dhamecha  following a channel is like a subscription to all activity in a channel. New channels cannot be followed automatically.

 

As for e-mail, Teams only will e-mail you if you are away at the time of the activity that triggers one of your alerts. If you follow a channel and you are signed out, then you will get an e-mail based on the frequency you have it set to. If you are actively using Teams, and or using it and step away a minute before it goes to away status, you will not get an e-mail for actions that occur during that window of time. 

 

The only thing you can do with new channels is set the channel to Show for everyone when it's created. With a channel that is shown, you can utilize channel mentions which will notify everyone in the channel. 

 

Hopefully this clarifies. 

That answers my query!
Thanks Adam!
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