To stay updated when your SharePoint documents or items on your site change, you can create alerts. Alerts can be sent to your team via email.

Get alerts on item changes in college SharePoint Online

You can get an alert whenever a file, link, or folder is changed in a SharePoint Online document library. Depending on the item (file, folder, link), you may see different options when you set an alert.

Open the document library and hover over the file, link, or folder for which you want to get an alert, and click the check mark.

Click the ellipses (...) to the right of the item name, and then click Alert Me.

In the Alert me when items change dialog, select and change the options you want. For settings and descriptions, see Alert Options below.

Click OK when done.

Get alerts on all changes in a document library in SharePoint Online

You can get an alert whenever any file, link, or folder changes. Depending on the item (file, folder, link), there are a few different alert options.

Open the SharePoint Online document library and make sure no items are selected.

Click the ellipses (...) on the toolbar at the top of the page and then click Alert Me.

 

In the Alert me when items change dialog, change or fill in the options you want. For settings and descriptions, see Alert Options below.

Click OK when done.

Cancel alerts in SharePoint Online

To view your alerts from a page on the site, click the ellipsis (...) on the top line, and then click Manage My Alerts.

 

Note:  From a document library or list, click Library or List (instead of Page) to find the Alert Me button. The exact names of the tabs vary if you are in a specialized list, such as a tasks list or calendar list. For example, a calendar list has Events and Calendar tabs where you can find the Alert Me button.

Click the checkbox beside name of the alert that you want to delete.

Click Delete Selected Alerts, and then click OK.

 

Click OK.

Alert options

In the Alert me when items change dialog, the following settings are available for alerts on an item, file, link (where supported) or folder.

Note: Not all settings may be available for all alert types or versions of SharePoint.