What does the Activity Feed contain?

The Activity Feed is the social part of Elfster. It lists everyone's wishes, the answers to their Secret Q&A questions, and Polls that the organizer creates.

All Activity Feeds can be filtered by

  • All
  • Wishes
  • Q&A
  • Polls
Your Main Activity Feed found under the bell icon 🔔 can also be filtered for Exchange Posts and Group Posts.

Activity Feeds within a Gift Exchange

This Activity Feed only contains information about things that are happening within the Gift Exchange.  You may see Polls that the organizer has created, questions or posts that someone within the Gift Exchange has created, answers to Secret Q&A questions (including Ice Breaker questions) for people within the Gift Exchange, or wishes 💫 from people participating in the Gift Exchange.  You are able to "Like" ❤️ and respond to items in the Activity Feed. Never fear, only Gift Exchange Participants are able to see the activity within the Gift Exchange Activity Feed. This Activity Feed is not available in the iOS or Android apps, but is available on the website.

To view this Activity Feed:

  1. Go to Gift Exchanges
  2. Select the Gift Exchange you'd like to view the activity for
  3. Select Screen Shot 2020-09-17 at 10.04.29 AM
  4. Use the filter to view certain types of activity.
     
To create a post in the Gift Exchange Activity Feed:
  1. Go to your Gift Exchange
  2. Click/Tap Activity (on mobile tap About and then select Activity from the options)
  3. Type your post and click/tap Post ✅

Activity Feeds within a Group

This Activity Feed only contains information about things that are happening within the Group, which can include activities within Gift Exchanges that the Group is participating in.  You may see Polls that the organizer has created, questions or posts that someone within the Group has created, answers to Secret Q&A questions for people within the Group, or wishes 💫 from people in the Group.  You may also see that someone in the Group is following a name that isn't in the Group.  This is a social part of Elfster.  You may want to follow that person too!   You are able to "Like" ❤️ and respond to items in the Activity Feed. Never fear, only Group Members are able to see the activity within the Group Activity Feed.  This Activity Feed is not available in the iOS or Android apps, but is available on the website.

To view this Activity Feed:

  1. Go to Groups
  2. Select the Group you'd like to view the activity for
  3. Select Screen Shot 2020-09-17 at 10.04.29 AM
✨Use the filter to view certain types of activity.

To create a post in the Gift Exchange Activity Feed:
  1. Go to your Gift Exchange
  2. Click/Tap Activity (on mobile tap About and then select Activity from the options)
  3. Type your post and click/tap Post ✅

Activity Feeds under the Bell Icon 🔔

This Activity Feed is a compilation of your Gift Exchange and Group Activity Feeds. This is the Activity Feed that appears in the iOS and Android apps.  Posts cannot be created in this activity feed. It also includes the wishes of people you may be following outside of any Groups you belong to or Gift Exchanges you are participating in and lets you know when people you know follow others.

To view this Activity Feed on laptop or desktop:

  1. Click the bell icon in the header of the web page.

To view this Activity Feed on mobile:

  1. Tap the hamburger menu in the top left
  2. Select More
  3. Select Activity (you'll see a Screen Shot 2020-10-22 at 10.25.37 AM if there is new activity)

To view this Activity Feed in the iOS and Android mobile apps:

  1. Tap 🔔Activity in the Navigation bar