Sharepoint "follow" feature - Sorry you're not setup to follow

Copper Contributor



New to Sharepoint and learning. Trying to enable "Follow" feature for sites. Currently when you click on this button at the top right you get a message:


"Sorry, you're not setup to follow. 

Unfortunately, it looks like your account hasn't been set up to follow documents or sites."
Following content is enabled in Site Features and I did turn on permissions in the Sharepoint Online Administration under User Profiles -> People -> Manage User Permissions and enabled the checkboxes for the group "Everyone except external users"
What else am I missing to enable this feature as I can still not follow any site we have setup?
1 Reply


Unfortunatly this is not just a SharePoint Features add on, it is also a central admin action. They really need to fix this bug.


If your site is not set up to allow personal pages then trying to follow a site will not work. You would have to select the Alert button instead.


I know this link below is a really old post about it but it is still a valid answer. Hope it helps.


Now to figure out how to report this as a bug, it is a really old one that no one has done anything about.