What is the inbox

Your inbox will feature all notifications relevant to you.

You will find your inbox in the upper right corner of the screen. To open your inbox, click on the notifications bell button.

Functions of pings

Our notifications are called pings. Pings offer several functionalities, mostly hidden within the context menu.

To open the context menu, hover over the ping and click on the three dots menu button.

Mobile view

Desktop view

Every ping is a clickable link. Click on the ping and you will be taken to the relevant post, comment, or news.

Mark as read / Mark as unread

New and unread pings will be marked as such. 

Every time you click on a ping, it will be automatically marked as "read".

However, if you don't want to open the according news, comment or post, you can mark pings as read/unread from the context menu.


Is you inbox too full? 

The context menu offers a delete button.

Follow / Unfollow

In some cases a news article or a post can be very popular and generate a lot of pings.

Another possibility is that you simply don't wish to receive further updates on a post/news you previously found interesting.

To stop receiving pings for the according news/post, click on the unfollow button.

Did a post or a news article become relevant to you again?

If you don't want to miss out, you can also follow news and posts again and receive pings for any updates on those topics.

Notification center

You can decide what notifications you wish to receive - and how you wish to receive these notifications.

You can access the notification center by clicking on your avatar in the upper right corner of the screen and choosing My settings  Notifications. Alternatively, click on the Pings icon and then on the Settings button.

You can set up mail, ping (in-client, web) and push (mobile) notifications individually for every kind of notification (for example: comment on my comment or new posts). 

Click on the according notification button to activate or deactivate individual notifications. If the button is filled in with color, the notification is active. If the icon is crossed out, the notification is deactivated.

Link to this page: https://seibert.biz/heypings

This content was last updated on 02/14/2022.

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