Aha! Knowledge | Watchers

A watcher is any Aha! account user who follows a document to receive notifications whenever it is updated. Users who create the document or complete to-dos are automatically watchers, but it can be useful to add watchers who do not need to contribute to a document's completion — but do need to receive updates on its progress.

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Aha! account users of any user permission level can be added to watch workspaces or documents. Look for the Watchers field at the bottom of any document.

Almost any change you make to a document will notify users who are watching it — but not all. For example, if you add a watcher to a document, the other watchers on that document will not get a notification.


How you get added automatically

If you are the first owner of a workspace, you will automatically be a watcher of that workspace. The same is true for the creator of most documents in your Aha! account — the creator automatically becomes a watcher. If you no longer want to watch a document that you created, you can simply click in the Watcher field on the appropriate document and remove yourself.

Depending on which notes you are watching in your workspace document hierarchy, you may automatically become a watcher of additional documents. When you are a watching a note, and a child note is added beneath it in the nested document hierarchy, you will automatically become a watcher for the child note. Each child note will indicate which parent note you are watching below the Watchers section. This will help you know why you are following specific notes.


Manage your notifications

You can manage the records you are watching and the timing of notification emails in your notification preferences.

In some cases, you may just wish to stop watching a series of documents. If you no longer need to be updated, navigate to Settings ⚙️ Personal Notifications preferences and select the Watching tab. Select the appropriate workspace to see what you are watching and delete the items you no longer want to receive notifications for.


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