What's new in the Home page?

Find out about the new and updated features that are designed to make the Home page easier for you to use.

The following features are new or updated for the Home page in IBM® Connections version 5.5.
  • The activity stream search in the user interface is now supported and is filtered by hashtag (#). This feature allows the submission of tags with events so that searches on the home page tag find those events.
  • Include hashtags (#) in a reply to a status update This function supports Hashtag in microblog comments. Now, when you click a hashtag in a comment in News and in the replies section of an activity entry you are directed to a search result page. This page returns all status updates and comments that have the corresponding hashtag. This feature aligns the behavior of hashtags in microblogs to that of the top-level status updates.
  • URL Preview is added to the sharebox.
  • External users have limited access to the home page.
  • Badging on the Mentions and the My Notifications views. When you have a new event in either of these views, the badge is visible and then fades when the user goes to the view and reads the events.
  • I'm Following, Discover and Status Updates are now all consolidated into the new Updates view.
  • The activity stream now provides more focused, relevant content. Unnecessary and irrelevant information is removed from the activity stream, which makes the information you see more relevant.
  • You can now expand all comments inline and like or comment inline without opening the embedded experience. This improvement allows you to quickly participate in conversations and move on to your next task.
  • Threaded comments are now shown in forum events.
  • When accessing the homepage from a mobile device running Safari on iOS you are given an option to either install or open the native mobile app.
The following features are new or updated for the Home page in Connections version 5.5 CR1.

File previews in the stream. You can now preview shared files and view movies right from the activity stream. The activity stream now shows file thumbnails.

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