Within Teamwork Projects, you can follow various project items as well as add other users as followers.


You can add followers to a task when creating it or update existing followers by selecting the eye icon to the right of the task name.

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You can then select who should follow the task, and choose which notifications they should receive:

  • All notifications
  • Only task changes
  • Only comments
When searching for users to add as followers, you can either scroll through the list, or use the search field at the top of the modal. Beside each company name, you also have an option to select all users.

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You can choose to set defaults for new tasks being added to a task list by hovering over the task list name and choosing Edit.

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In the Defaults tab, you can then choose to edit the set defaults and add followers to every new task added to that task list.

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You can also choose to follow tasks yourself. To do this you can hover over the eye icon on any task you have the permissions to view and choose Follow. You will also see a list of current followers or an option to add followers.

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When creating a new message you can choose to notify users via email.

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Note: Notifying a user via email will also add them as a follower on the message as default.

You can also choose to follow a message that has already been created. Select the message and choose the Follow option to the top right.

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Notifications on messages differ from other areas as it is offers only all or no notifications.


To follow an existing notebook, click into the notebook area of your project and select the notebook you want to follow.

To the top right you will see an option to follow.

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When creating a new notebook you can choose to notify users which will also add them as followers to the notebook.

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Note: Notifying a user via email will also add them as a follower on the notebook as default.


If you would like to be notified that you have been added as a follower on a project item then you can enable this from your preferences.

These can be found by clicking on your profile icon to the top right and selecting Edit My Details. You can then select the preferences tab and toggle Receive added as a follower emails on.

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The notifications that you choose to receive are sent via email. Notifications related to what you are following will not show in the bell icon notification area.

When you add yourself as a follower you will not receive an email to confirm, you will only receive one if added by another user so that you are aware of it.

For more information, see: Creating a task list