We continuously improve Stack Overflow for Teams so you can access the knowledge you need—when and where you need it—to be more productive. However, we also offer notification settings that put your team in control of when, where, and what knowledge they’re notified of. To ensure notifications are helpful and not causing unnecessary interruptions, we suggest asking questions like the following:
- What projects do I own or actively participate in?
- What projects and tools impact my team?
- How often do I visit our Stack Overflow for Teams site?
- What notification channel do I prefer: email, chat, or both?
- Am I a subject matter expert at my company?
How you answer these questions should inform your notification settings. For example, your projects will inform the tags you use to filter notifications. Also, how frequently you visit your site and whether or not you’re a domain expert will inform notification cadence and channels.
Reference the tables below for the various notifications options and visit our Help Center to learn more.
|For You Inbox||
||Can be configured to be sent weekly, daily, every 3 hours, immediately, or never||Configure by selecting Account settings and clicking Edit email settings under Email settings|
|Tag subscription activity||
||Can be configured to be sent as soon as possible, daily, or never||Configuration options:
||Can be configured to be sent weekly or never||Configure by selecting Account settings and clicking Team digests under Email settings|
*Subject Matter Experts are automatically subscribed to their assigned tags.
Slack and Microsoft Teams notifications
|Personal (sent as a direct message)||
Microsoft Teams: Within the personal Stack Overflow for Teams app under Notifications, click Create new notification and select the activity type and tag filter(s).
Slack: Within the Stack Overflow for Teams app, click Create a notification and select activity type, description size, and tag filter(s) and specify that the notification should be sent as a direct message. Alternatively, type /stack notify and make the same selections.
|Team or group (sent to a channel)||
Microsoft Teams: Within the team channel, click the + sign on the channel tab to add the Stack Overflow for Teams app. From the app, click Create new notification and select the activity type and tag filter(s).
Slack: Within the Stack Overflow for Teams app, click Create a notification and select activity type, description size, tag filter(s), and the channel. Alternatively, type /stack notify and make the same selections (the Slack bot will need to be in the channel for notifications to work).
*All users can configure notifications on the Free, Basic, and Business plans. Permissions are configurable on Enterprise and there are additional admin configuration options.