How do I unsubscribe from a thread?

Posted by bobbyboomer @bobbyboomer, Aug 2, 2019

How do I unsubscribe from a thread?

I get notifications of threads I never clicked on, and I figured out how to stop them from being e-mailed to me, but they show up in my “My Notifications” drop down box. That saturates the list and makes it harder to find the ones that I do want to follow.

Is there any way to stop specific threads from appearing there?

Thanks,
Bob

Hi @bobbyboomer, do you follow specific groups? If you follow a group, for example the Hearing Loss group, you will receive notifications for every post within that group. If you unfollow the group then you will cease to get notifications from the entire group, and will only receive notifications from the threads you have taken part in or are @mentioned. However, there is a danger in doing that, as you may miss new discussions you may want to take part in.

To unfollow a group you can go to My Profile (found by clicking the arrow next to your photo and the appointment button at the top of the screen) then "Groups" then click edit and within that screen you can unfollow groups.

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Hi Ethan, thanks for the response.

I see the benefit and loss of unsubscribing to the entire group. I guess I'd rather wade through the things that don't interest me than to miss something that does.

Thanks again,
Bob

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For some reason I'm getting posts from the "Just Want To Talk" group in my feed, but don't see it in the group I'm following.

Bob

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Hi @bobbyboomer, did you take part in a discussion within Just Want to Talk? That could be why you are getting notifications from that group.For instance I moved this discussion to JWTT so that others can find help from it.

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Hi Bob,
I've had that problem too. I don't want to leave the whole group, but I don't want to continue with a thread that has no relevance for me. See if this helps:
Get Started on Connect — How to Subscribe or Unsubscribe from a Discussion
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/get-started-on-connect/

Let me know, because if that doesn't give you the help you need, we can find out how to get it. There's no reason to be overwhelmed by email. Fingers crossed – Debbra

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I may have answered a post in another group that appeared under the bell icon (My Notifications) before I realized I'm getting all kinds of things in there that aren't in my group (hearing loss) like recipes and so on. I'd like to know how to keep my notification feed to Hearing Loss only, and although I've been to my account again and again, I can't seem to figure it out.

It's not a life and death problem, but it is a bit of a time waster to scroll through so many discussions I don't have an interest in.

Bob

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@bobbyboomer

I may have answered a post in another group that appeared under the bell icon (My Notifications) before I realized I'm getting all kinds of things in there that aren't in my group (hearing loss) like recipes and so on. I'd like to know how to keep my notification feed to Hearing Loss only, and although I've been to my account again and again, I can't seem to figure it out.

It's not a life and death problem, but it is a bit of a time waster to scroll through so many discussions I don't have an interest in.

Bob

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@bobbyboomer, I was experincing a similar situation. Here is what worked for me.
I clicked the FOLLOW + at the beginning of the Discussion. And selected the email me option.
When I got the email notice, I opened it, and then Clicked the (Blue) FOLLOW+ to unfollow. (I apologize for my non technical language. I hope this makes sense>)

I can't say why, but this has worked for me. Let me know if this works for you.
I am going to tag @ethanmcconkey who might have something to add to this.

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Thanks, I'll try it.

Bob

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Either nobody is posting recipes and gratitude today, or a moderator has fixed it for me – if that's the case, thank you very much mr/ms mod – if not I'll try that tip next time.

Bob

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