I built a dashboard and want to show up on a tile/button the number of new newsfeeds (following, everyone, mention).

I read the specs from Microsoft about the social feed API: Social feed REST API reference for SharePoint - My Unread Mention Count

But this one only shows the number of unread mentions, but not the number of new newsfeeds. When I go to my MySite, it shows me the numbers as you can see in the following screenshot:

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dashboard tile looks like this:

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Is there a way to get the number (e.g. 18) of unread "following" and "everyone" posts?


There is not a Social feed REST API(only provide api to get unread Mention count) to get the unread "following" and "everyone" in currently. Check the official document below:

Social feed REST API reference for SharePoint

  • Thanks for your reply, but I knew that there is no API to get unread "following" and "everyone" as I mentioned in my question. Therefor I am interesting to other methods to get the unread "following" and "everyone" – Nick Delefski Jan 4 '18 at 10:08
  • I can't find SharePoint API provide a method to achieve it currently, as a workaround, you can check if can get the data from content database(Microsoft not recommend this way). – LZ_MSFT Jan 8 '18 at 1:36

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