How can end users bookmark their important documents, pages, etc within SharePoint 2013 sites? Are there any web parts for the same?


In SharePoint, users have the ability to follow a site, tags, people and even specific documents. You might have noticed this in the top right corner, below the username.

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Simply clicking the follow button will save the bookmark in your personal site so for this to work, you need to have My Sites configured.

When a user follows a site it will show up on their personal page.

If users would like to follow a specific list or document library and be notified when anything changes, there's the Alert Me function.

Following in SharePoint 2013

Follow documents to track them

Overview of My Sites in SharePoint Server 2013

I'm unsure if you can follow a single page OOTB.

  • Can you really follow a list? Is it not just sites, people, tags and documents (OOTB)? – Robert Lindgren Apr 28 '16 at 6:03
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    @RobertLindgren Edited my answer and cleared it up a bit. Don't know where i got the idea that you could follow a list from. Bad coffee.. :) – Christoffer Apr 28 '16 at 6:53

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