Follow important files and folders in Zoho WorkDrive

Follow important files and folders

Follow important files and folders to stay up to date on all changes made by collaborators. For files, you will get notifications for version updates, renaming, and comments. For folders, you will get notifications for create, upload, add, or remove actions.

  1. You can choose a preferred notification setting: bell notifications, email notifications, or both bell and email notifications.
  2. The follow updates feature is available for WorkDrive's Starter, Team, and Business plans.

To follow files and folders:
1. Select the required files and folders.
2. Click the More actions icon (...) on the top action bar, then select Follow updates from the dropdown.
Alternatively, you can right-click the selected items and select Follow updates.
A Follow Updates dialog will open.



3. Choose your notification preference: bell notifications (within product), email notifications, and both bell and email notifications.
4. Click START FOLLOWING.


To update settings:
1. Select the required files and folders.
2. Click the More actions icon (...) on the top action bar, then select Following from the dropdown.
Alternatively, you can right-click the selected items and select Following.

3. Select Settings.
A Follow Updates dialog will open.

4. Choose your notification preference: bell notifications (within product), email notifications, and both bell and email notifications.
5. Click UPDATE SETTINGS.


To unfollow files and folders:
1. Select the required files and folders.
2. Click the More actions icon (...) on the top action bar, then select Following from the dropdown.
Alternatively, you can right-click the selected items and select Following.

A Follow Updates dialog will open.

3. Select Unfollow.



How to access bell notifications for the files and folders you follow:
1. Go to your Zoho WorkDrive account.
2. Click the bell icon in the top-right corner.
All notifications will be shown by default.

3. Click the dropdown next to All and select Following.
All notifications from the files and folders you follow will be shown. You can scroll down to see all the notifications.

4. Select Clear to clear all following notifications.

Bell notifications will also be shown on WorkDrive mobile apps.
  1. Anyone can follow files and folders, provided they have at least viewer or view access.
  2. Root folders or primary folders (My Folders, Team Folders, and Shared with Me) cannot be followed. Only the files and subfolders inside the root folders can be followed.


Following as a label
The default label Following will be created automatically and list all files and folders you are following. You cannot modify or delete this label.

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