I want notifications in sharepoint 2013 similar to Facebook notifications (not e-mail).

Is this possible? What other notification methods are available in SharePoint 2013?

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Do you mean like the Globe icon notifications? you don't have that kind of notifications but you will have to build your own. An idea would be to create a Visual Web Part called alerts that are stored in a SharePoint List targeted by user. Extend the Out Of the Box ribbon an build something like this enter image description here

That icons are inside UpdatePanels so that the postback don't occur in the entire page.

Tell me if you need more help

  • Ya globe kind of notifications.thanks for the idea will try using it
    – nit
    Oct 4, 2013 at 7:53

You need to clarify, what kind of notification you need. "Like in Facebook" - this would suggest to me some dropdown panel on your masterpage?

Yes, something like this is possible. I have implemented similar functionality, where panel was added to masterpage and JavaScript is used to query user newsfeed.

In this blog post I wrote, where to start, and how to retrieve "mentions" and newsfeed, using SharePoint's JavaScript Object Model (JSOM).

  • Thanks for your reply.what I want exactly is I have a menu in master page and in that menu i have a tab for notifications and in that notifications i want all my alerts like if someone has raised a question to me I should have all my alerts in that notificationS.
    – nit
    Oct 4, 2013 at 7:51

In SP 2013 you have a feature called "My Sites" where you have many features present in social/community sites. Check newsfeed section in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff382643.aspx

  • Hi and welcome to SP.SE Deptor! The question ask specifically for notifications other than e-mail, which I don't see in your answer. Could you elaborate on notifications in your answer, making it easier to understand how you can solve this issue. Thank you.
    – Benny Skogberg
    Dec 5, 2013 at 16:38

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