For You

How to use and manage For You notifications.

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Written by Joel Bradley
Updated over a week ago

Tags | For You | Content |

Applies to: All Stack Overflow for Teams


The Stack Overflow For You feature is a personalized, running feed of notifications, actions, and alerts for each user on the site. The For You page can help you get more from your Stack Overflow site in several ways:

  • Richer knowledge base For You alerts reveal actions you can take to create a deeper pool of shared knowledge.

  • Up-to-date information For You alerts help keep content from going stale. You can receive alerts when questions need answers, or when out-of-date content needs a refresh.

  • Streamlined knowledge sharing For You provides a central location with actions and steps to share your expertise.

For You notifications

Click the For You link in the left-hand menu to go to your "For You" summary page. A blue dot to the right of the link indicates the presence of new notifications.

For You filter

You can get up to speed quickly by viewing only unread notifications, or apply one of several different filters.

Filters include:

  • New answer on your question

  • Your post was edited

  • New comment on your post

  • You were mentioned in a comment

  • Bounty notification

  • You were asked a question

  • User research invitation

  • …and many more

You can also save time by marking all notifications on the page as read with the Mark all as read button.

Set reminders

You can set reminders to complete For You tasks later. Click the three dots button in the upper-right corner of any alert to choose a preset reminder. You can also set a custom time and date to receive a reminder.

You can cancel pending reminders by clicking the three dots button and choosing Cancel pending reminder. You can also mark a previously read notification as unread by clicking Mark as read.

For You email digest

You can receive For You alerts to your email inbox. To set up For You emails:

  1. Click on your avatar (profile picture) to access your settings.

  2. Click Edit email settings under the "COMMUNICATION SETTINGS" or "EMAIL SETTINGS" heading.

  3. Set how often you'd like to receive For You Inbox alerts by email (for example: Daily).

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