Microsoft SharePoint 2013:Follow documents
SharePoint 2013 has the ability to follow documents to track their updates in your newsfeed. The main difference between email alerts and following documents is that following a document adds a link to this document in your newsfeed and provides notifications of all document changes via your newsfeed.
Following selected document
- Open your SharePoint library. In our example it is called "Document Library - Sample"
- Select the document, open menu, click follow. After that you should see the notification message (in right part of the screen)
- Click Skydrive on the right side of the ribbon
- Click Followed Documents. Here you could find the document