Manage, view, or delete SharePoint alerts

Applies to: SharePoint Online, SharePoint Server 2016, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Foundation 2010, SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2007.

Alerts are notifications of content changes on a site that you obtain as e-mail or text messages to your mobile phone, determined by how your site is configured. You can use either the User Information page or the Manage Alerts on this Site page to see and discontinue your alerts and update the settings for your alerts. If you have permission to manage a site, you can even check and cancel alerts for other people by using the User Alerts page.

This article addresses how to manage or delete alerts for yourself and for other people if you are a site administrator.

Updated March 13, 2017.

SharePoint Online

View and cancel an alert for myself on SharePoint Online

  1. In the list or library where you’ve created the alerts, select the Ellipses (), and then press Manage My Alerts.
  1. In My Alerts on this site, click the checkbox beside your desired alert to delete.
  1. Click Delete Selected Alerts and then press OK.

View or cancel an alert for another person on SharePoint Online

  1. Click Settings SharePoint 2016 Settings button on title bar. , and then click Site Settings.
  1. Under Site Administration, click User alerts.
Site administration site settings  user alert link
  1. Click Display alerts for to pick a user, and then press Update.
  1. Select the checkbox beside your preferred alert to erase, and then click Delete Selected Alerts.
  1. Click OK.

Technical Limitations

The alerts feature may experience issues when merged with other features, such as the following:

  • Folders containing special characters.
  • Alerts/Views which filter on multi-value, lookup or calculated columns.
  • Libraries that require content approval.

Unsubscribe to an RSS Feed

You can cancel a subscription to an RSS Feed for a SharePoint list, library, or view by referring to the instructions in your RSS reader, e-mail programme, or browser. For more info, in the reader or programme, review Help.

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