Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Opening Content in Context from Notifications

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Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Opening Content in Context from Notifications

This post is part of a series of articles that will introduce some noteworthy improvements to eXo Platform 4.4. Watch this blog for more product news in the upcoming weeks.

Notifications are an essential tool of digital collaboration. They allow us to stay connected or catch up with what’s happening at our workplace while we are busy outside. However, depending on how you consume them, notifications can be very disruptive. So we’ve made a small improvement that will help minimize your interruption time.

Previously, notifications had shortcut links to the activity stream that enabled your engagement in a conversation. These links are essential to facilitating conversational interactions. However, sometimes we want to take a different action, such as approving a document, checking our agenda, or simply reading through a wiki page.

So from now on, email notifications for any content in eXo (documents, polls, forums, events, wikis, etc.) will include links to their original context.

An “Open” button has been added to email notifications that will open the content in the application that created them and in the space they came from.

Open eXo Content from email Notifications

This improvement is in line with previous ones to the activity stream and search results that let you open documents in the Documents app.

Open in context

We hope this small improvement will help you work even more efficiently with your notifications.

Tell us what you think.

As usual, these improvements can be previewed immediately on the Tribe and in the latest milestone of eXo Platform 4.4 Community Edition. Let us know what you think. We’d love to hear your feedback.

Other articles in the series:
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Improved Document Activities
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Member Lists in Chat Rooms
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Improved Document Search results
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Invite People to Your Spaces More Easily
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Space Avatars on Activity Streams
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Opening Content in Context from Notifications
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Share Documents to Users
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Desktop Notifications for eXo Chat
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: New Document Version History
Platform 4.4 Sneak Peek: Text Formatting in Microblog and Comments


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I am the product officer at eXo. I oversee product management and product marketing. My teams design, create and promote the features of and improvements to eXo Platform. As a former enterprise software developer turned product manager, I have a passion for how IT can improve people’s lives. In this blog, I write about some of my personal interests, such as productivity, alternative forms of management and corporate organisations, collaboration, open-source and emerging technologies.

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