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For as long as Etsy Teams have existed, members and leaders have been asking for communication tools. Now, anyone on a team has the option to subscribe to a daily discussion forum digest email that will deliver a summary of the team’s most recent discussion activity directly to your inbox!

The purpose of discussion digests is to allow team members to engage with one another from wherever they get email, instead of having to log in to a team’s page on Etsy to see what’s up and engage in the discussion.

This way team members who aren’t in the habit of checking the team discussion forum every day can still keep track of team happenings simply by checking their email once they opt in. Digest emails are also a foundation step towards more intelligent and flexible mass communication tools in the future.

What’s so cool about this?
Once team members subscribe to the discussion digest, posting a message to the discussion boards becomes a broadcast email to everyone on the team who has signed up for the digest. Captains and members alike can use this tool for announcements, policy changes, or to spread the word about upcoming team events.

Love it. How do I sign up?
Simply go to your team’s profile page, click the “Subscribe to email digest” link  on the left sidebar and, voilà! (You can also check out this handy instructional video we put together.) You’ll have to do this for each team individually, because each team sends out its own dedicated digest email. To manage your team digests, go to Your Account, click on Settings in the left column and then visit the Emails tab (or click here). Scroll down and you will see the “Team Digests” box. Click the checkbox next to each team for which you would like to receive a daily digest, then click Save Settings and you’re all set.

What if I’m not on an Etsy team?
What are you waiting for? Read all about Teams here and then visit the Teams homepage to browse existing teams, search for one you want to join or heck, why not create your own? Get to know more about what’s in a team by reading this blog post.

Don’t forget that these digest emails are opt-in only, so you have to sign up in order to make the magic happen! What are you waiting for? Subscribe to your team digests now and let the fun begin.

Stay in the loop with what teams are up to by signing up for the Etsy Success newsletter.

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  • BRHDesigns

    BRHDesigns says:

    Wow, pretty cool! Someone's always thinking at etsy. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • isadoraclothing

    isadoraclothing says:

    GREAT addition!

    3 years ago

  • satellitedaisy

    satellitedaisy says:

    I love this idea! Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • WhisperingOak

    WhisperingOak says:

    This is a great idea. An email a day with what's being discussed in the team is a big timesaver and keeps us engaged.

    3 years ago

  • AliKan

    AliKan says:

    It's good that Etsy is constantly improving communication between users, it helps ideas and information flows.

    3 years ago

  • TheIDconnection

    TheIDconnection says:

    Good information. I'm doing it right now!

    3 years ago

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign says:

    Thanks Morgan, COOL!!!

    3 years ago

  • forthebrand

    forthebrand says:

    Very cool!!!!

    3 years ago

  • empapers

    empapers says:

    Hallelujah!!

    3 years ago

  • lemondear

    lemondear says:

    what a great idea! thanks so much!

    3 years ago

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair says:

    Great idea!

    3 years ago

  • awildtonic

    awildtonic says:

    Awesome idea!

    3 years ago

  • artoftam

    artoftam says:

    wonderfull idea! thank you so much ♥

    3 years ago

  • ikabags

    ikabags says:

    Great idea! Thanks Morgan !

    3 years ago

  • gallery32

    gallery32 says:

    Awesome idea! It will give me more time to make things :) Thanks.

    3 years ago

  • daniellexo

    daniellexo says:

    I love that how-to video's surprise ending! ;)

    3 years ago

  • MarshaNealStudio

    MarshaNealStudio says:

    Oh - YAY!!!! Have been needing this to keep our team more active - THANK YOU!!!

    3 years ago

  • theNaughtyPenguin

    theNaughtyPenguin says:

    Thank you Etsy! This is fantastic!!

    3 years ago

  • nikisha

    nikisha says:

    Wow thank you for this new feature! Very helpful!

    3 years ago

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery says:

    Neat idea, great for keeping up with team activity especially if your in more than one! : )

    3 years ago

  • minouette

    minouette says:

    Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • simplypaperie

    simplypaperie says:

    Excellent, thank you!

    3 years ago

  • livjewellery

    livjewellery says:

    This is great, and could be a real time-saver, esp. for those on a lot of team. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • Iammie

    Iammie says:

    Good idea!

    3 years ago

  • whyte

    whyte says:

    I can't thank you enough Morgan.........seriously.......we've been waiting for this for so long, I'll have to check it out tonight!! TU TU TU!!!

    3 years ago

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns says:

    Very cool. Great idea!

    3 years ago

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy says:

    yay! great tool and great instructions. thanks!

    3 years ago

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez says:

    Such a great idea! Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • kenduddle

    kenduddle says:

    Do you want Creaky Bones for Christmas? I am selling mine as a stocking filler.

    3 years ago

  • Visuaria

    Visuaria says:

    Thank you! This will make teams more valuable and much easier to keep up with.

    3 years ago

  • Alfonzi

    Alfonzi says:

    can i like Danielle's comment and i am IN LOVE with this tool

    3 years ago

  • MetalRocks

    MetalRocks says:

    Like it! Great idea!! :-)

    3 years ago

  • beliz82

    beliz82 says:

    Wonderful idea Thank you !!

    3 years ago

  • BarnFly

    BarnFly says:

    Thank you for the communication tool! This will make communicating with a team very useful. However, I do wish we had a choice for it to be sent in convo form. I have no reason to check my shop email unless I have a sale. Sales for me have been slow lately. Thank-you again for supporting the team captains and leaders. ps - I do hope leaders have the ability to send this email also. There are certain teams whose captains are missing in action. Thank-you again!

    3 years ago

  • auntemilie

    auntemilie says:

    I don’t quite understand, if all the team members do not opt in, how is this feature going to be an effective tool to inform team members about policy changes or to spread the word about upcoming events ? Isn’t there a way for Etsy to empower the team leaders to send short convos to team members en masse ? I get too many emails, I don’t need another piece of email. In my opinion, it is a matter of time management. There are just so many hours in the day … to take photos, crop and fix photos, write listing titles that are seo, write descriptions, calculate domestic and international postage, participate in team discussions, keep up with changes that Etsy implements etc. Maybe for shops that have listings that are not constantly changing, but for vintage shops, every listing is different. I love Etsy for offering this wonderful venue for selling. Meanwhile, I do hope that Etsy will come up with some tools to empower team leaders.

    3 years ago

  • efinegifts

    efinegifts says:

    I don't understand. How will Etsy send out daily digests of over 400 different teams whose activities are very different without some input from an active leader or captain of each team? The news and interests of a team focusing on handmade jewelry will be very different from a team that is focused on vintage items. And the things that are being discussed on a team whose members are from Minnesota will probably be quite different from a team whose members are from the UK.

    3 years ago

  • neonmorgan Admin

    neonmorgan says:

    @auntiemille ---- The tool is more about communication within your team than for Etsy to broadcast policy changes. The idea with this daily digest email is so that you get a summary of what has been discussed by your team within the last 24 hours - and we're hoping that this will help you save time while staying in the loop. We are always working on more tools to empower team leaders, though, so thanks for the feedback. Oh, and also, be sure to sign up for the weekly Teams newsletter, as that's a great way to get the latest information about team opportunities and updates. (Visit this page to sign up: https://www.etsy.com/your/account/email?action=edit_lists )

    3 years ago

  • neonmorgan Admin

    neonmorgan says:

    @efinegifts ---- Good question! The story is that each team has its own, dedicated digest email and you need to opt in to separately to receive each digest. Then, each one will arrive in your inbox as a separate email. Hope that makes sense, though please feel free to get in touch if you have any other questions or concerns.

    3 years ago

  • novaofsweden

    novaofsweden says:

    In order for this to be more efficient I wish that the team captain could select which threads were included in the digest email.

    3 years ago

  • ennadoolf

    ennadoolf says:

    I love LOVE ♥LOVE♥ this!!!! I signed up last night and today got a few digests in my Inbox! I could scroll through and see what topics had new posts!! It's great! ....only suggestion would be that when I click on the particular Discussion, that it takes me to the most recent page and not page 1. :) Thanks!!!

    3 years ago

  • MissToryDesigns

    MissToryDesigns says:

    That would be perfect! Then we could post/email a dedicated thread for important topics.

    3 years ago

  • stonz

    stonz says:

    I agree with nova!

    3 years ago

  • stonz

    stonz says:

    I agree with novaofsweden...

    3 years ago

  • bellabijoujewellery

    bellabijoujewellery says:

    Couldn't agree more with Nova - as team captains we should be able to decide which thread gets digested.

    3 years ago

  • JillianReneDecor

    JillianReneDecor says:

    This is great news! Interaction is key for a successful team... Anything that can make that easier to achieve is definitely a positive!

    3 years ago

  • MySweetieBean

    MySweetieBean says:

    Excellent! Now all Etsy needs to do is make team tags separate from the regular 13 tags and we're golden!

    3 years ago

  • cindylouwho2

    cindylouwho2 says:

    we've been testing this on a few of my teams & it does work well. We still need a way to send messages directly to multiple teammates, though.

    3 years ago

  • VintageAndSuch

    VintageAndSuch says:

    daniellexo says: I love that how-to video's surprise ending! ;) LOL - I hadn't noticed the link to the video - love that ending too!! :) great video too.

    3 years ago

  • acacheofjewels

    acacheofjewels says:

    None of my teams are listed anywhere on the page. What am I doing wrong or has it not fully rolled out to everyone yet?

    3 years ago

  • FantasticDIY

    FantasticDIY says:

    hmm, let me try.

    3 years ago

  • decoratethediva

    decoratethediva says:

    AWESOME!!!

    3 years ago

  • VillaParkHearts

    VillaParkHearts says:

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! <3 --Angela

    3 years ago

  • museumshop

    museumshop says:

    I like it & going to give it a try. HOLIDAY SEASON coming AreU Ready.

    3 years ago

  • rubyjo

    rubyjo says:

    I am really NOT happy with this daily email digest. It's an extremely crude communication tool if you can call it that. My team has a chat thread where we talk about our personal lives and what we get up to during the day. It's a private chat and now snippets of it are being sent to people's email address every day! We see this as an invasion of privacy. Can captains turn the digest off or make sure certain threads aren't included in the digest? Wouldn't the ability to send out newsletters to the team have been a better feature?

    3 years ago

  • BlueSinSupplies

    BlueSinSupplies says:

    I have a question can the team captain see who has subscribed to the team digest?

    3 years ago

  • fringeandflourish

    fringeandflourish says:

    I think this could be wonderful, but I am wondering the following: -any way to see (as a leader/capt) who signed up and who didn't? -any way to make it only broadcast leaders' posts?

    3 years ago

  • PLJohnsonGlassArt

    PLJohnsonGlassArt says:

    I think it's a good idea...makes it easier to stay on top of things.

    3 years ago

  • GemBijouterie

    GemBijouterie says:

    A great offering to keep up with everyone. However I check my mail less than I do Etsy. Also have privacy concerns. Not so much from Etsy volunteer captains, than from hidden code put into a post that could carry a virus or worm. Sorry.

    3 years ago

  • CheyneSews Admin

    CheyneSews says:

    Rubyjo - only members of a team can subscribe to a digest of discussions for that specific team. Your discussions are still only seen by the same members viewing your discussion on the team page. fringeandflourish - Team captains can view if a member has subscribed to their digest. To view this, go to the Team profile page, click members, then click "manage" on the member. On the next page, you'll see "subscribed to digest" under their name if they're signed up.

    3 years ago

  • gbsupplies

    gbsupplies says:

    Thanxxx

    3 years ago

  • fringeandflourish

    fringeandflourish says:

    THANKS CHEYNE!

    3 years ago

  • freyagushi

    freyagushi says:

    wonderful ! I never manage to follow all the teams everyday. That will really help :).

    3 years ago

  • frawn

    frawn says:

    Excellent ideas, thank you!!!

    3 years ago

  • Seemart

    Seemart says:

    A great idea!

    3 years ago

  • headchange

    headchange says:

    wonderful!! this could save a lot of time

    3 years ago

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie says:

    I like this idea and I wil use it, but the team digest option is not showing up in my email tab. I belong to 12 teams.

    3 years ago

  • rayela

    rayela says:

    Finally!

    3 years ago

  • miniink

    miniink says:

    Thank goodness, teams always baffled me in their usefulness...

    3 years ago

  • esther2u2

    esther2u2 says:

    I for one don't have time to go to the team boards, I rarely even remember they are there, but when I do it is always very interesting and fun. So I think it is a great idea and look forward to the emails.

    3 years ago

  • bobetsy

    bobetsy says:

    thank you! i finally joined a team recently, but haven't figured out what i'm supposed to be doing day to day to stay involved... here it is -- a connection! thanks tons for the perfect solution.

    3 years ago

  • HighPriestess

    HighPriestess says:

    Thanks Morgan, what a tool for time management. Great idea. Cathy

    3 years ago

  • AlteredStateofTin

    AlteredStateofTin says:

    Thanks for the handy tool. I love it !

    3 years ago

  • BlackberryHillDesign
  • melissabastian

    melissabastian says:

    This is going to make it WAY easier to keep up with what's happening on my teams pages. Thus far, I really haven't been able to keep tabs on it! It's enough just keeping up with our private message boards, blog, and three Facebook pages...

    3 years ago

  • patroot

    patroot says:

    This is awesome keep up the good work!!

    3 years ago

  • mysassyglass

    mysassyglass says:

    i agree with novaofsweden

    3 years ago

  • Tkruenty

    Tkruenty says:

    i also agree. http://hcgslender.org/

    3 years ago

  • littlepinksugarshop

    littlepinksugarshop says:

    This will be very helpful for me....thank you!!

    3 years ago

  • JTCS

    JTCS says:

    I'm so going off to do this right NOW:-)

    3 years ago

  • KingMtnTreasures

    KingMtnTreasures says:

    Awesome! This will same me lots of time and keep me in the loop.

    3 years ago

  • MonaTunas

    MonaTunas says:

    Great idea

    3 years ago

  • SailingOilPaintings

    SailingOilPaintings says:

    This sounds like a great idea. Lets continue improving. Any ideas as to how to get any sales? I have not received any sales this Christmas period.

    3 years ago

  • allie26

    Connie Baldino from QBeeds says:

    I have not had a sale for some time. I tried revamping my shop and lowering my shipping cost. Also opened it up to "Everywhere". Also offered a spring cleaning sale where I reduced several items by up to 50%. We will see what happens. Connie

    3 years ago

  • DreamsAndConflicts

    Dreams And Conflicts from DreamsAndConflicts says:

    sounds good, by the way, Connie thanks for the suggests.. I'm a bit disappointed about visibility (I am a new one)...

    3 years ago

  • johneprem

    john eprem from finaltouchjewelers says:

    am new on this can anyone give me some pointers how to sell. i have viewers and admires but nothing happening can any one help me out with some pointers? thank you

    2 years ago

  • magyartist

    Magdalena Rendula from magyartist says:

    Hi, I have the same "problem" like john eprem. I wish more comunication and sharing ideas, helping to promote one another, advertising... For now I get only favoring and views..hoping for your help, thank you!

    2 years ago