Interacting with activity that shows up in your inbox
Your Inbox shows the activity that's most you-centric--the information that's sent directly to you and has your name on it. This automatically includes @mentions, replies to discussions you're participating in, content people share with you, your latest acclaim, and direct messages.
It can also include any item in your Activity stream that you want to pay closer attention to--just click Add to Streams > Inbox for any item you are viewing to make sure updates and replies to that item flow into your Inbox from now on.
If you have items in your inbox, a number appears in an orange circle next to your name alerting you to the number of unread items awaiting you.
To View your Inbox:
Click your name in the upper right hand corner > Inbox & Activity from the drop down menu, and then "Inbox" in the menu on the left hand side of the page.
Use the following tips and tricks to get the most out of the Inbox:
- Use the Filter menu to narrow your view to @mentions, messages, or shares. You can even use the Filter by Participant to see messages from a certain person.
- Manage your unread communications and follow-ups using the blue dot toggle next to messages you haven't read yet and clicking Unread Only to see only the messages marked with the blue dot.
- When you click the Split Pane icon in the top right of the Inbox window and then select a message, you'll see the content of the message in the lower pane and the list of messages in the upper pane.
- After reading a message, update, or shared document, you can choose to reply or comment on that content or message right from your inbox by clicking "reply" or "comment on original document".