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The Follow Questions and Answers feature is now live across the Network

We are happy to announce that the previously announced follow question and answer feature is now live across the Network, including Stack Overflow, all Stack Exchange sites, and all Meta sites. (...
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Mark questions to receive notifications and updates? [duplicate]

Right now there isn't a great way to monitor the questions that I am interested in following. What I seem to do now is go to my recent history for questions I have commented on, and then link to the ...
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Upcoming Feature: Follow Questions [duplicate]

We are planning to release a new feature on the network in the next few weeks that will give users the ability to follow and unfollow questions. This was mentioned by Teresa in the Q1 Roadmap. The ...
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How to follow a question on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Is there a way to follow a question on Stack Overflow? I would like to mark a question and be notified when there's been some progress (e.g., a comment or an answer). Is this possible?
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How do I unfollow a deleted question?

The new follow feature for questions is great. I changed my workflow for questions without enough information to: Leave a comment about what information I am missing. Vote to close for "requires ...
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Please allow me to follow questions [duplicate]

Sometimes I look a question that interests me, but I don't have the answer or would like to follow up later. Normally I just bookmark it, which then ends up in a big pile. It would be great if there ...
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Notification when a followed post is deleted

I follow and bookmark quite a lot of posts, so I can find them easily, re-read them etc... but I usually follow them so that I can be notified about actions on that post. There are inbox notes of ...
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What's the difference between "bookmarking" and "following" a post?

Now that following posts (see also the prior announcement) is possible, I feel like this needs a canonical answer: Question: What's the difference between "bookmarking" (formerly "...
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Allow users to view the exact date and time they followed a post

When I visit the 'Following' tab on my profile, I can only see the date and time of the last activity but it doesn't show the date and time when I followed the post. Users should be able to see the ...
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Add the ability to follow deleted posts

I'm reposting my feature-request from the Follow feature announcement as I was asked to by @YaakovEllis in a comment: Can you please add this as a feature request in a separate post. No longer ...
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Allow following site elections

A couple of new elections have popped up that I would like to keep tabs on, and I'm still missing being able to get updates to the election post in my inbox. We had an election happening on English ...
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Expand LQ review comment for "me too" non-answers with advice about "follow post" feature

The "follow post" feature is convenient for users having the same problem as asked about in the question. Currently, the system generates the following comment for those who post non-answers ...
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Cannot unfollow locked post from Following tab

Initially I was unable to unfollow deleted posts from the Following tab in my profile. That seemed to been fixed recently so I was cleaning out the deleted posts when I encountered one that would not ...
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Can't unfollow deleted post

I can't unfollow a deleted post. This may be a regression, or a corner case which has not yet been reported. I have very low rep on Economics (currently 105) and my "Following" tab simply ...
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Unable to follow while in Review Queue

While reviewing some Late Answers and First Posts noticed that it's not possible to click "follow" and start following the post. In order to do it at the moment, I had to go to the page ...
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Suspended users cannot follow/unfollow posts

Suspended users cannot seem to follow/unfollow posts. Even the error message shown is wrong: (Suspended users cannot vote) After clicking the 'follow' link under the post, it changes to 'following' (...
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Allow for more granularity of notifications for followed posts

Let me start by saying that I am a big fan of the follow feature. I use it a lot but I ran into a problem that I'm not always interested in edits + comments + answers + anything else at the same time. ...
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There isn't any notification when a followed post is locked

I was following a question that was subsequently locked with a historical lock. I haven't received a notification about that event. For someone that uses the "following" feature for ...
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Cannot follow locked posts; wrong error message when attempting to do so [duplicate]

I just visited the question here, which is locked as a "community effort": What is a historical lock, and what is it used for? I (legitimately) wanted to "Follow" the question so that I would be ...
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How can I get a notification when someone else's question is reopened?

Does a feature like this exist? A question has been closed, because the user must write it in a better way. I have already an answer for it, and it would be great to have an alert/notification when it ...
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Unfollowing a question triggers a "you're no longer following this answer" pop-up

Seen on mobile web, Brave browser version 1.27.109, Android 10, cannot confirm on other browsers (yet). Following, then unfollowing a question triggers a pop-up reading: You're no longer following ...
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Please notify users who are following a question when a bounty starts or ends

When a followed question is edited or closed, it triggers an inbox notification for those who follow it. However, I just noticed that starting a bounty does not trigger an inbox notification, nor does ...
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Badge for the first use of the "follow post" feature

We have badges awarded to those who learned and used some site features, first of all Autobiographer and Informed. Scholar, Editor, Supporter, Citizen Patrol, Critic, Custodian also look worth ...
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Completed review item does not show whether you voted or followed the post anymore

When you navigated back to a review queue item, at least in the First Posts queue, we used to be able to see whether we up- or downvoted, just like on the normal Q&A page. This is no longer the ...
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Group notifications of followed topics (e.g. like comments on own posts)

When the feature was announced: The Follow Questions and Answers feature is now live across the Network I replied a year ago with some concerns, of which, the grouping of notifications. I did not get ...
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No notifications for followed posts

For the past several hours I have not been receiving any notifications about posts I have followed. The timestamp for the last followed post notification I received was 2021-07-06 16:23:20Z, and in ...
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Editing (or live-refreshing) a post that you follow resets the text of the Follow button

I followed a question, then started editing it. After I saved the edits, it returned to the post (as usual) but I noticed that the text of the Follow button has been reset to "Follow" ...
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Could users receive notifications for further edits/rollbacks on their edits?

Users whose own posts are edited are already notified. However, I would like to propose that, where I edit someone else's post, I can choose to be notified of subsequent edits. Or, perhaps these could ...
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The ability to unfollow all

Looking at the occasional new post to an old question that I've followed, I realise that most of the posts I'm getting pings from I'm no longer interested in. Having been over-enthusiastic at pressing ...
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Allow tag changes to notify when following a post

When a post is followed, and an edit only changes a tag, say status-review → status-declined, no notification is sent to the post follower. This may have to do with the threshold for edits ...
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Does follow-post not notify when an edit that went through was suggested?

I've been testing/trying out the follow post feature. In this post, I was not notified of the edit. The edit was suggested and approved (not a direct edit). To be sure I checked my global inbox, and ...
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Sub-10K users can't unfollow deleted posts from "Followed posts" tab

A bug report about this was raised on MSE: I am still seeing notifications of edits on a post I followed, which was deleted: @AdamLear's answer at How do I unfollow a deleted question states that: ...
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This post has been locked; locked posts can't be voted on [duplicate]

Now that we can unfollow deleted posts, there is an issue with being unable to unfollow answers which were locked due to being rude or spam. There is a button on the answer and when clicked it changes ...
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Enable following questions locked with historical lock

Following questions locked with the historical lock is currently not possible. Since the historical lock is not set in stone, and it can be removed at any time, there is no reason to prevent following/...
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"Followed posts" filter drop down has misaligned arrows

In the following posts tab of my profile I see these arrows:
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Is there a way to search among my followed posts?

Is there a searching key for followed posts analogous to inbookmarks:mine for bookmarks? If the answer is no, may I enter a feature request?
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Unfollowing a post by clicking on the [following] button does not work on WebKit browsers (all iOS browsers and Mac Safari)

Summary: With some browsers on macOS and iOS, unfollowing a question or answer dows not work anymore by clicking on the [following] button below the post. The test results (below) strongly indicate ...
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"Seguir" string switches to English when you follow a post on Portuguese SO

Over at Stack Overflow in Portuguese, when you click the "seguir" button (Follow) to follow a post: It switches to the English "following": Instead of showing "Following&...
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When a suspended user clicks on "follow" on a question, it says "Following" even though suspended user cannot follow questions

Example: This was originally closed as a duplicate of a different bug report reporting that suspended users cannot follow posts, as it was believed that that was the issue and this would be made ...
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Follow button glitches when a new answer is loaded up via AJAX

I just noticed a bug with the follow button preventing you from following a post. It has been asked before here: "follow" link glitches to "You’re no longer following this question"...
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What percentage of users across SE "follow" posts?

A recent announcement included figures of how many use a certain feature. That made me wonder about the follow-post feature, because to me and to others the way it's implemented is not user-friendly, ...
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Deleted comments on followed posts persist in the global inbox

I think the title says most of it, but when you follow a post you get notifications in your inbox about comments made on those posts. These notifications persist even after the comment is deleted even ...
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Cannot unfollow a post that is also bookmarked from profile summary page without unbookmarking first

I have a post that I have both followed and bookmarked. (I was doing some unrelated testing). When attempting to unfollow the post from my profile summary page I was presented with the option to &...
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Followed posts displays a "Q" icon even for answers [duplicate]

There's a minor bug with viewing followed posts on your own profile: posts get a Q icon whether they're questions or answers. Here's a screenshot from when I view that section in my own RPG.SE meta ...
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How do I unfollow a migrated question? [duplicate]

I followed this question at CrossValidated, which was subsequently migrated to Math.SE. I am now seeing the CV question in my "Following" tab on my profile, with an "unfollow" link....
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to follow questions/answers?

Apologies if this has been asked before, I looked but couldn't find any mention of it. We can now follow questions and answers, which is great. Is there a keyboard shortcut to activate the feature, ...
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"Follow" text should change to "Unfollow" when a question is followed [duplicate]

The behavior of the "follow" button is inconsistent with the other similar buttons under a question. The labels on the other actions change to the opposite of their original label once an action is ...
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How can I get notified only for new answer posts for a followed question? [duplicate]

I know I can follow a question, but I was wondering if it is possible to only get notified if there is a new answer posted? I would like to avoid notifications of comments, especially if I follow a ...
Harry McKenzie's user avatar
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How to disable "follow post" [duplicate]

There's now this super annoying pop up on all questions across all sites: To turn it off you have to hide it every single time. How can it be disabled permanently on all questions across all ...
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Can a moderator suppress notifications being sent to "followers" when an edit is made?

I spotted an error in an answer, which happened to have been written by a moderator. I wrote a comment notifying them of this and "followed" the answer to get a notification when the answer ...
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