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Following items in SharePoint Online RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    Can we 'Follow' items in SharePoint Online?

    I am asking this as whenever i am trying to follow an item in a list it gives me an error

    "Sorry, we couldn't follow the document. We are still setting things up, please try again in a few minutes"

    I got this link which says it's a bug in SharePoint Online, is this verified and i can trust this source?

    https://sergeluca.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/small-bug-in-sharepoint-online-follow-a-list-item

    Thanks

    Paru


    Paru

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:48 AM

All replies

  • Yes, Serge is correct.  Still a bug in the interface for custom lists.  You can Follow Documents.  You can't follow list items.  Follow shouldn't even show up in the context menu.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
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    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 11:49 AM
  • Thanks for the confirmation.

    But what if 'Follow' is showing up?

    and there is strange behavior, it only shows up for the first time and disappears when accessed again.

    Thanks

    Paru


    Paru

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 2:05 PM
  • As Serge says.  Follow does show up, but it really shouldn't.  So either there is a bug in the Follow behavior or the UI.  I think its a bug in the UI since I don't think MS plans on allowing list items to be followed.

    Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
    Principal Architect: Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Blog: http://dontpapanic.com/blog
    Twitter: Follow @pstork
    Please remember to mark your question as "answered" if this solves your problem.

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 5:37 PM