Within Teamwork Projects, there are several areas within your account where you can review unread messages and comments.

Notification bell

In the upper right corner of your site, you will see a notification bell to the left of your profile image, which is visible on every area of your site.

If you have unread notifications or activity from any of your projects, it will show with the number of unread notifications in a red badge. Click on a message title in the notification list to open the message.

Note: Reading a comment via its email notification will mark the notification as read in the app and bell.

In your profile settings, you can choose to receive notifications on all activity on the projects you are part of or just the activity that relates to you.


In a project's Overview area, in the Summary tab, there is a section called Digest, which will show all unread messages and comments on that project.

In the Overview's Summary tab, you can choose whether it shows all messages and all comments on the project or just ones that relate to you specifically. 

Click the options (three dots) button in the top right, and select Summary Settings from the dropdown menu.

All messages

From the Everything area, under Messages, you can review all messages that have been sent and received across all projects.

Messages can be sorted by date or read/unread, and are grouped by project.

You can filter messages by user (the person who wrote it), by tag, or you can type text into the filter box to search for messages with that content. Click the x in the filter area to remove any filters that you've applied.

New messages have a green icon beside them to show they are unread.

All comments

In the Everything area, under Comments, you can see comments on all items across all projects in one place. 

Each comment is marked with the name of the latest user to add a comment to the thread, the project and the company. You will also see if the comment was made on a task, milestone, file, notebook or link. Click the View button to view the full comment thread. 

You can filter comments listed by:

  • type (whether the comment was made on a task, notebook, file, milestone or link)
  • read or unread status
  • who it was posted by
  • who was notified
You can also sort them by:

  • date posted
  • user who posted
  • project name
  • comment type
For more information, see: Adding a new message