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Setting up notifications of your Stack Overflow Team's activity in Microsoft Teams is an essential part of growing and maintaining your knowledge repository. You can add Stack Overflow for Teams notifications to channels and direct messages to be notified of new activity.

Notifications are not created on Stack Overflow, but instead, created within the Stack Overflow app on your Microsoft Team. You can find the Stack Overflow app on the left-hand side of the Microsoft Teams interface. If you do not see it, click the three dots and it will be in the resulting pop-up.

Click the Notifications tab and click Create new notification to start the process.

To start, select which types of activity you want to be notified about.

  • Questions: be notified when there's a new question.

  • Answers: be notified when there's a new answer.

  • Accepted answers: be notified when there's a new accepted answer.

  • Edited questions: be notified when a question is edited.

  • Updated answers: be notified when an answer is updated.

  • Comments: be notified when a comment is added.

The last thing we need to know is which tags you want to be notified for.

The default is all tags, but you can also specify specific sets of tags. For example, if your Design team has a #design channel, you can specify that any Questions tagged with CSS, HTML, design, etc. should trigger a notification in #design. Setting up notifications with specific sets of tags helps keeps notifications relevant and reduces noise.

Once you're done, click Create notification, and you're all set. We encourage you to create as many notifications as needed to keep your team informed and active in Stack Overflow.

Need help? Submit an issue or question through our support portal.

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