Sharing your status with the community

Update your personal status message on the Status Updates page to let your community know what you are doing.

Before you begin

You can share your status if the micro-blogging service is available at your site and if a community owner allows it.

About this task

Keep people in your community up-to-date by frequently posting your personal status to the Status Updates page for the community. This message displays in the Status Updates page for the community, but it does not display in your profile or the Home page.


To update your status message for your community, complete the following steps.

  1. From any view in your community, click Status Updates in the community navigation.
  2. Enter your status message in the text box. If you change your mind, and want to start over, click Reset.
  3. Optional: If you want to include a file in your status, click Add a File.
  4. Optional: To tag your message with a specific keyword, include the keyword prefixed with a hash (#) symbol as part of your message. When you save the message, the keyword is automatically converted to a link. Other people in your community can click the link to search for content tagged with the same keyword.
  5. Click Post.

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