Announcements List: Setting Alerts

Office 365 / SharePoint Blog

We use our Announcements as one-way communication for short-term and date specific announcements. You can use yours for only important announcements so that they are brought to your users’ attention.

We suggest to users that they set up alerts so that they are notified new announcements are added. They can do this either on an immediate basis, on a daily basis, or even on a weekly basis.

Setting an Alert

In order to set up an alert, click on the Announcements link in the left menu, or on the Announcements title.

This will take to a page that only shows announcements. Above the site logo there are several tabs.

  • Click on the LIST tab
  • Choose Alert Me
  • Set an Alert

From the New Alert screen, I like to add the site name in front of the title.

Change Type: If you choose immediate notifications, I recommend you choose New items are added rather than All Changes.

When to Send Alerts: Choose your preferred option. For daily or weekly notifications, I recommend you set your time and day outside of normal working hours so you get a full day or week worth of changes at once.


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