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You can Create a network of users who are important to you, to make sure you're always up-to-date with their Confluence activity. You might want to follow your boss or teammates, to see what they're working on, or whoever creates the most entertaining blog posts.

When someone's part of your network, you'll be able to see when they:

Follow another user

You can follow another user by using either their Hover Profile or your Network view.

To follow a user with their Hover Profile, hover your mouse over their profile picture when it appears in a page and choose Follow.

On this page:

Related pages:

To follow a user from your Network view:

  1. Choose your profile picture at top right of the screen, then choose Network
    Alternatively, choose More in the Network section of your profile sidebar. 
  2. Search for and select the user in the Following field
  3. Choose Follow

If you now refresh or revisit your Network view, the profile picture(s) of the user(s) you just followed will appear within the Following list on the right. Their tracked activities will also start appearing in the Recent Activity list.

Access your network view

If you want to see what's been happening in your network, access your network view as described above. 

You can access another user's Network view using the Hover Profile by choosing More > Network Page.

Screenshot: Example of the Network view

Notes

  • RSS feeds: you can subscribe to any Confluence user's network RSS feed and receive summaries on the activities of other users they're following in their network. See Subscribing to a Network RSS Feed.
  • Email notifications: you can request email notifications of any activity in your network. See Email Notifications.

5 Comments

  1. Hi All,

    I have an administrator user in both Confluence Internal Directory and Remote JIRA Directory. When I want to see Network page, I get an error:

    Cause:

    java.lang.NullPointerException
        at com.atlassian.confluence.follow.DefaultFollowManager$1.apply(DefaultFollowManager.java:75)

    But other users in Remote JIRA Directory do not have any problems with Network Page. So here is my question: Why do I get this error and Is there any solution?

    Thanks.

  2. I've just installed Confluence, and the first problem i bumped into, i don't see how to allow my clients to communicate ONLY with their teams, instead of downloading my whole client and developer profiles.

    Is there any way to:

    1) hide emails (like in Jira);

    2) add people to projects so that they can communicate only within a project but not with the rest of the world.

  3. Hi,

    I'm wondering in what conditions a confluence user will need to follow himself or herself. (When I hover my profile, I could technically follow myself.)

    1. Hi Arnold, I agree it is highly unlikely - but possible if someone did want to. It might be an alternative to setting the 'Notify on my actions' checkbox in the profile perhaps.

  4. Hi Rachel,

    Thanks for your clarification. I will forward it to my end users.

    Hopefully, they could accept it.