Updating your status message from the Home page

Update your personal status message from the Home page to let the people in your network know what you're doing. Updating your status message from the Home page automatically updates the status message that displays in your profile.

About this task

You can keep the people in your network informed about what you're doing by regularly updating your personal status message. For example, you might want to post a message to let people know that you're busy preparing for a meeting or that you have a vacation coming up. Or you might want to share a link to an interesting website with the people in your network.

You can use the @mention feature to mention specific colleagues in your status updates and share your news with them. This feature encourages other people to contribute to the update thread and helps to get a conversation going.


To update your status message, complete the following steps.

  1. Click What are you working on right now from any of the activity stream views.
  2. Enter your status message in the field that displays. The administrator can configure the character limit available for status updates so the length of the message that you can enter might vary depending on your deployment.
    • To tag your message with a specific keyword, type the keyword prefixed with a hash (#) symbol as part of your message. When you save the message, the keyword is automatically converted to a link. Other users can click the link to search for status updates that are tagged with the same keyword.
    • To mention a colleague in your status update and share your message directly with them, enter the at (@) symbol followed by the person's name, and then select the person's name from the drop-down list that displays. When you post your status, a notification email is sent to the person and a message is also posted to their profile to let them know that you mentioned them. You can click on a name to display the person's profile. Separate multiple names with the space character. You can add names anywhere in the status update field.
    • When you paste a URL into the status message field, the URL is automatically converted to a hyperlink which dynamically displays a preview of the URL.
      Note: Any title, description, image, or tags that are associated with the URL are automatically displayed with the hyperlink. You can also preview any URLs that contain videos. Only URLs to external links on the web are supported.
  3. Optional: Attach a file to your message by clicking Add a File and choosing one of the following options:
    • To attach a file from the Files app, select My Files, select a file, and then click OK.
    • To attach a file from your local system, select My Computer, click Browse to select a file, and then click OK.
  4. Click Post.
    Note: If you decide that you do not want to post the message, click Clear to cancel the message.

What to do next

You can delete your status messages at any time by hovering over the message that you want to remove, clicking the X icon, and then clicking Delete.

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