Updates at the Speed of Business

Whether you're collaborating with a small team or your entire company, it's important to know about file uploads and other actions as soon as they happen. Email notifications and our Updates tab are excellent ways of staying in-the-know, but what if you want to see updates as they happen, right in Box? To be as productive as possible, you need information right now, not later.

That's why we're thrilled to launch real-time updates today - a new way of keeping you informed, connected and productive. No matter where you are in your Box account, a discreet message will now appear on the bottom-right corner of the page to tell you when your colleagues upload/download, comment on, edit or delete a document. The updates are ranked and collated to surface only the most important information to you, immediately when it happens. Just click on the notification to access the new or updated file.

As always, we've created tools to help control the flow of these notifications to your account, and these can be accessed on the account or admin settings pages. Want even more notifications? Set the frequency to "All notifications" to include high-frequency notifications like file previews. Seeing too many notifications? Just tune the frequency to "Important notifications" to show only those notifications that are directly targeted to you like a task assignment, for example.

Be sure to check out the real-time notifications in your account and let us know what you think!