View team account's Newsfeed as team member (BB-10029)

Issue #4209 closed
Brendon Rapp
created an issue

A team member should have a way of viewing the team's Newsfeed in the web UI.

Right now, the only way I can see the team account's newsfeed is to log out as myself and log in under the team account.

I can, of course, grab the RSS URL of the team account's Newsfeed and stick that in an RSS reader, and that is my workaround for now. I can also go and follow every repository in the team account, but that just undermines the readability of my own Newsfeed.

When I browse to the team account as a team member, there should be some page that displays the team's Newsfeed.

Or, even better, on my own dashboard page, there perhaps could be a toggle for switching between my Newsfeed, and the Newsfeeds of the team accounts of which I am a member.

Comments (12)

  1. Dylan Etkin

    Hi Brendon,

    You can view the newsfeed for the team by going to the teams public profile.

    If you are a member of the team then you will see the private activity for the team on this page.

    You can navigate to the page in the teams section under your username.

    Please let me know if this is not what you are looking for.



  2. Brendon Rapp reporter


    I am looking at that page, but "Recent activity" shows a different (and much less useful) list of events than if I log into the team account directly and see the Newsfeed.

    "Recent activity" on the team page is only showing me what I've done, and a very limited subset at that (creating repos, reporting issues - no commit activity).

    I don't see anything anyone else is doing, and I see no log of commits - things that are present in the Newsfeed.

    Basically, I want to be able to see the team account's Newsfeed without having to log out of my user account and log into the team's.

    This team account was previously a standalone account and was converted into a team account with the "convert to team" option when the team feature rolled out. I don't know if that makes any difference.

  3. Brendon Rapp reporter

    Allow me to demonstrate what I'm talking about, as this issue has been put "on hold" and I want the problem to be clear.

    Attachment number 1, "screen1-team-newsfeed.png" is what I see if I log in with the team account's credentials and look at the team account user's Dashboard. That's the Newsfeed.

    Attachment number 2, "screen2-recent-activity.png" is what I see if I am logged in as myself, and view the team's public profile, as you've suggested doing.

    Notice that number 1 shows me the commit history, follow history, etc. of the users interacting with this team account's repositories. This is very useful.

    Number 2 shows me... when repositories are created, and absolutely nothing else. This is not very useful.

    I want to be able to see number 1 without having to log out of my account and log in again as the team account user.

  4. Brendon Rapp reporter

    Is there still no way for me to view the team Newsfeed (now called Overview) without actually logging into the team account?

    To date, I've had to rely on the RSS feed to get this information, but it seems like it shouldn't be so difficult to get to this info as a team member.

  5. Erik van Zijst staff

    Sorry for not getting back to you on this.

    The difference between the newsfeeds is that each only contains what the logged-in user is following. You see more when logging in as the team because the team follows all its own repos by default, while you probably don't.

    If you followed all team repos, all that activity should become visible on your dashboard too.

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