Following items in SharePoint Online

Category: sharepoint 2013 development and programming


Paru Upreti on Wed, 17 May 2017 10:48:06


Can we 'Follow' items in SharePoint Online?

I am asking this as whenever i am trying to follow an item in a list it gives me an error

"Sorry, we couldn't follow the document. We are still setting things up, please try again in a few minutes"

I got this link which says it's a bug in SharePoint Online, is this verified and i can trust this source?





Paul stork, [MCM, MVP] on Wed, 17 May 2017 11:49:29

Yes, Serge is correct.  Still a bug in the interface for custom lists.  You can Follow Documents.  You can't follow list items.  Follow shouldn't even show up in the context menu.

Paru Upreti on Wed, 17 May 2017 14:05:10

Thanks for the confirmation.

But what if 'Follow' is showing up?

and there is strange behavior, it only shows up for the first time and disappears when accessed again.



Paul stork, [MCM, MVP] on Wed, 17 May 2017 17:37:22

As Serge says.  Follow does show up, but it really shouldn't.  So either there is a bug in the Follow behavior or the UI.  I think its a bug in the UI since I don't think MS plans on allowing list items to be followed.