Teams - Setup notifications for changes in files

Microsoft Teams allows you to collaborate with classmates and coworkers on shared documents. To get an email notification when a file or folder is modified within a Microsoft Teams site, follow these steps:

1. Open Microsoft Teams.

2. Select the Channel where the file is located.

3. Select the Files tab.

4. Select the file or folder that you wish to set up alerts for, and click Open in Sharepoint.

5. SharePoint will open in a new window in your web browser. Click More actions (three dots) and select Alert me.

6. Fill out the dialogue box appropriately.

  • Give the alert a title - this will be the title of the email you receive + name of folder/file that has changed
  • Decide what things you want to be alerted about
  • Decide frequency of alerts (immeidately, daily summary, weekly summary)

7. Click OK to save the alert.

8. Test your alert by adding, changing, or deleting a file in the folder you selected.