SharePoint, the versatile collaboration platform, comes with a valuable feature called "Alerts" that keeps you in the loop whenever changes occur within your SharePoint site. This feature sends out email notifications or even text messages, ensuring you never miss important updates. Whether it's alterations to lists, document libraries, or specific items and documents, SharePoint alerts have got you covered.
Two Types of SharePoint Alerts
SharePoint Document Level Alerts: These alerts are set up at the broader list or library level. They trigger notifications whenever any modifications are made to items or documents within the list or library.
SharePoint Item Level Alerts: These alerts are more targeted, focusing on individual list items or specific documents. They're handy when you want to stay informed about changes to a particular piece of content.
Let's understand how to set up both list-level and item-level alerts in modern SharePoint sites.
Create a Document Level SharePoint Alerts
In a modern SharePoint Online, follow the below steps to create an alert for your documents, or lists:
STEP 1: Open the SharePoint documents, click on" …" and then select "Alert me".
STEP 2: A "Alert me when items change" dialog box will appear. Provide the necessary details, such as:
Send Alerts To
Send Alerts for These Changes
When to Send Alerts
STEP 3: Click OK.
Your SharePoint Alert is created.
STEP 4: In the Mail ID which you provided, will receive a notification just like a below image:
Receiving SharePoint List Alerts
Now, whenever changes happen within the SharePoint list or document library, such as adding, modifying, or deleting items, you'll receive timely email notifications to keep you informed.
Test your SharePoint Alert
Now, I have delete one presentation from the documents in the SharePoint, so i receive an alert that the document has been deleted.
Create Item Level SharePoint Alerts
In the above section, the SharePoint Alert was created for the whole document list. But, if you want to create a SharePoint Alert for a particular document or a list, then just select the particular document or a list, then click on "..." and select "Alert me".
See the below image to understand the steps to do so:
Then "Alert me when items change" dialog box will appear. After that provide the necessary details as discussed the previous section.
Then click OK.
Manage User Alerts in SharePoint Alert
Individual users can manage their alerts effortlessly by clicking on "Manage my alerts" from the list command bar.
A dialog box will appear. See the below image.
For the SharePoint site owners, follow the below steps:
STEP 1: Open the SharePoint site settings page.
STEP 2: Under "Site Administration", click on User alerts.
STEP 3: Select the user and click on Update and it will display all the alerts from the particular user.
STEP 4: You can select any user alert and can delete it.
SharePoint Alerts are your personalized assistants, ensuring that you're always up-to-date with the changes in your collaborative space. From broad list-level notifications to specific item-level alerts, SharePoint makes staying informed a breeze. So, dive into the world of SharePoint Alerts and experience seamless collaboration with all the updates you need at your fingertips.