Email Notification for liked posts in Community sites


If someone likes a disciussion post, is there a way to receive an email notification?


May 19th, 2015 9:00pm


There seems no direct method to monitor the Like behavior performed by users.

As a workaround, you can create a custom timer job to check the a feed of activity by the current user periodically, then send an email with the specific information from the feed accordingly.

About how to work with custom timer job:

How to get the users who the like the specified post using SPSocialFeedManager.GetAllLikers method:


Patrick Liang

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May 20th, 2015 8:42am


Try this...

1) Insert JQuery code on the like button click. to create an entry in a custom list "Likes". (use CSOM)

2) Event receiver on the "Likes" list (your custom list) -> send email on the ItemAdded - Event.

May 22nd, 2015 3:05am

But how do you know who liked your post? 
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May 22nd, 2015 5:32pm


The return value of the SPSocialFeedManager.GetAllLikers method is The users who the like the specified post as a collection of SPSocialActor objects.

A SPSocialActor object Represents a user, document, site, or tag in social feed and following activities, you can get the user who like this post with it:


Patrick Liang

May 24th, 2015 8:49pm

   var ctx = new SP.ClientContext().get_current();
   var web = ctx.get_web();
   var user = web.get_currentUser();
   var list = web.get_lists().getByTitle("LikeList");
   ctx.executeQueryAsync(Function.createDelegate(this, this.OnSuccess), Function.createDelegate(this, this.OnFail));

function OnSuccess(sender, args) {
    var listCreationInformation = new    SP.ListItemCreationInformation(); //Object for creating Item in the List
    var listItem = list.addItem(listCreationInformation);
    listItem.set_item("Title", user.get_title());
    listItem.update(); //Update the List Item
    ctx.executeQueryAsync(Function.createDelegate(this, this.userAdded), Function.createDelegate(this, this.OnFail));

function OnFail(sender, args) {
    alert('Request failed. ' + args.get_message() + '\n' + args.get_stackTrace());

funstion userAdded(sender, args) {
  alert("user added");

Please note, above code is just adding the user who liked the post to a list "LikedList". This list will have event receiver code to send email SPUtility.SendEmail(...);

Please put extra condition to check if post is liked or unliked as you click the same button for both cases. I am sure there will be a w

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May 30th, 2015 11:13am

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