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Connecting you with your watchers.

The Watch Feed creates a sequential stream of activity from your watchlist, including deviations, Journals, Collections, Status Updates, Polls, Forum threads and Critiques. Status Updates let people share quick updates about what they’re working on or what inspires them. Find an awesome deviation? Share it in your Status Update.

As we designed our upcoming Mobile app, we understood the need to build something streamlined and direct to deliver what you want to watch. The Watch Feed was built for smartphones and tablets. While we love the robust tools available in the Message Center — and they’re not going away — the Message Center is not an environment that works well on mobile.

Connect With Your Watchers in New Ways

The Watch Feed and Status Updates let you connect with your watchers in ways not previously possible. In the Watch Feed, deviants can easily interact and comment on artwork and content shared by your watchers.

"With Status Updates, I am closer to the people I watch, which I feel adds a deeper sense of appreciation for their artwork. It's nice to know who is behind such incredible work!" —InsomniaDoodles

Status Updates

The Watch Feed also includes Status Updates — a new way to easily communicate with your watchers.  Status Updates are a great way to share quick updates. Give the world an insider’s peek at a work-in-progress or let your fans know you’ll be livestreaming a drawing soon. Share the work of an artist who inspires you, talk about current events, or start up a conversation that could reach new audiences!

“I've been wanting an easier way to notify my watchers of things. This makes it easier with the Status Updates, instead of having to make an entire Poll or a Journal for a small issue or update.” —TheWickedBeast

Resharing Content

Using the “share” button, you can easily redistribute interesting content or Status Updates to your watchers. Using Status Updates and the “share” feature, trends, news, and art will spread through the community like never before.

Controlling Your Watch Feed

If an item is removed from your Message Center, it will also be removed from your Watch Feed. You can customize what appears in your Watch Feed by editing your Manage Friends settings for specific deviants.  (These settings apply to both the Watch Feed and the Message Center.)

If you choose to unwatch a deviant's content (for example, Journals), existing Journals will remain in your Watch Feed; however, future Journals will not appear.

Artist credit: Open up by moiret

As DeviantArt grows, we strive to find more ways to connect you with the things and people that matter to you most. After months of designing, testing, and engaging in community conversations around the shape of things to come, we’re proud to announce a series of features that will bring you closer to the community.
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strelitzium Featured By Owner Edited Nov 24, 2017
please make showing status updates as "1 item only" a thing LOL ...the status looks fairly obnoxious with the big text already and even with 5 items shown that can stretch the profile scrolling in an exaggerating extent aiyo
apsm Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
How do you access the archive of your own status udpates outside of your phone? I want to check something I wrote before on my laptop but can't find a way to access my previous updates.
Bloodydude34 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017
I deleted my status updates on my desktop page, but some still show up on the mobile app, can you please help.
Annetta-T Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017  Student General Artist
ok so, they're deleted on my desktop page, but still show up on mobile? is there a way to get rid of them there?
DkNuts Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Student Filmographer
How do I add pictures to my status ?
M-102 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
How do I view my old status updates?
qhetto Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To everyone asking how to delete one of their statuses, just do this!

Go to your activity and click on the date that the status was made. (it might say 1 day ago or Aug 16, 2016 or something) It''ll take you to see the full status update. Then just press the little arrow to the side, and you should be able to delete it!
Megiez Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been looking all over the entire site for this.
Is the activity under Watch or the Activity tab in Notifications? I can not find the status on either tab.
And is this on the mobile site or desktop?
qhetto Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Add the activity widget to your profile page, then you can find the status. When you delete the status, you can remove the activity widget from your profile page again. As far as I know, it only works on desktop. c:
Lishao Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2017
Because of your statement. Right here. It helped me to do something I've been looking to do for a long ass time. Thanks.
Megiez Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for taking the time to answer me. 
And I think the status might be to old to show up in the activity widget. I tried doing that ;m;

But!! I found out how to delete it by signing in with another account and commenting on the status on the app.
On Desktop: The comment and old status shows up in my notifications and I can go to the status and delete it from there! 
Fusion-Bioformer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Student Interface Designer
How can you look through someone's statuses? I accidentally deleted a couple before I got to comment and I have no way of reaching them again.
SodaCat17 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016
is there any way to make the status update widget text smaller and less hideous? every time i try to add it to my page it makes the entire thing look blocky and uneven
LillianCloudwing Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you delete status updates?
YarkarioLu Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I accidentally deleted my section, and was never was able to recover the status update section.
muwen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
Viridilly Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist
I find potential in Status Update, notifying little things (like opening up commission soon, and/or livestream) is certainly going to be useful. 

My suggestion is(are), aside from making it available to turn off in inbox;
is also to have its own section on individual page, making it as "", and/or have its own widget (instead of mixed with activity) on the front page. Poll section is a good reference for this. I personally prefer to bookmark a link and check them regularly than getting updates in my inbox (which will be mixed with other people's updates). 

otherwise thank you! keep up the good work, dA : D 

imo all of these unwanted updates of what people are doing is not dA's fault... it's the users way of using it, which can't be helped : ( not all people here (even the artists themselves) intend to fully utilize dA professionally. dA may need to be stronger on coming across as art gallery tbh, not facebook/twitter with advanced submission options. 
dogswink Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how could I delete status updates?
alizawren Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why would removing the item from your message center remove it from the watch feed
Like what's the point of that
Does any other website do that?? Nooo
Fusion-Bioformer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Student Interface Designer
It wouldn't be a problem if they had a designated status page like journals, faves, and other stuff.
alizawren Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
angelicvoids Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where do you even view your older statuses 
Granitoons Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Journals and status updates need to be seperate. Journals I want to see, FaceBook-esque status posts, I do not.
moefoer Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
how can i unwatch someone's status updates without unwatching their
journals and polls ? it's pissing me off.

that should be an option.
sonicsora Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
If you're going to introduce new features, it would be kind of helpful to include a 'how to use' section. Especially with how often this website gets reshuffled as is. 
Maffoo Featured By Owner Edited Jan 21, 2016
"You can turn it off by unticking the Status Updates for specific deviants"

Oh, come on - I disagree with all the people saying that you should ask us before every design decision, but at least give people the option to switch them off - it's not rocket science.
I have well in excess of 200 watched deviants on DA - you really expect me to spend the time to go through each one  turning off a "feature" (read: annoyance) that I didn't ask for or opt into but was suddenly just saddled with?  Just give me a global toggle!
Are you really surprised at people being upset??
ClownEntity777 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i got 99 status updates i don't feel like deleting... wtf
gakusangi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Please make this feature optional, I won't complain if I at least have the CHOICE to turn off a feature that's gonna add 300 alerts to my messages every day and make me rush over there to delete them all so that section doesn't get cluttered up.  It was already hard enough when I started getting alerts every time someone changed their username, but at least THAT was useful for keeping track of whose work was whose.
pendrym Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016  Professional Photographer
Totally unuseful and annoying, I don't care about status update - else I would check on fb or twitter
Internetlionboy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I really want to turn them off. I want to see art not what people are doing. It's a useless feature. Why are you guys trying to make this another Facebook/Twitter whatever site? I was okay with what Devaintart use to be but I'm really tired of getting spammed of status updates.
MrWolfeConcoctions Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
Seriously I come back again today and there's like twenty more of these stupid updates in my inbox.  It doesn't help me to know my friends are making sandwiches.  I am here for their art, not whatever it is they're doing at any particular moment of the day!  Can we please PLEASE have the option of turning the thing off???  You say streamlined but now it takes me a good twenty minutes just to delete all these stupid status updates!!  How is that even slightly streamlined? 

I really hope at least one of the admins is reading these messages seriously. :( I'd like to know I'm not just tilting at windmills here.  Just read the incredibly negative comments below and you'll see what I mean. 
AuraDivine Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel you. But a quicker way to delete them is go to the top Watch tab (NOT ANYTHING ELSE!) on the left side of the screen, and below all the notifications in the different categories on the bottom right side of each category is "Select All". Then a note just below all the notifications should say something like "Select All (number) Notifications". Click that, and then click Delete.
Hope that helps! I find them very annoying, and they make my dA lag. But this definitely cuts the time from 20 mins to about 5 seconds.
Katie-May-sews-stuff Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016
Okay, that's nice... HOW DO YOU TURN IT OFF?! :'(
I got 30+ "status update" notifications in less than a day! This is ridiculous! I understand defaulting this new feature to "on" so that people know it's there, but I was expecting to see ART. Not a Twitter extract. :(
MrWolfeConcoctions Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
My inbox was filled with over two hundred status updates.  :smoking: Pretty ticked off here.
Granitoons Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Any way to turn them off? This isn't FaceBook. I have no interest in seeing them, especially ones from months ago. It's just another thing to instantly delete from my messages.
AdamGregory03 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
How do I use the status thing?
DrFiNe-PeTrIcHoR Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I fucking hate status updates ._.
softesaur Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
why is it only starting work now
cremesie Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
can we turn the status messages off
DoktorrSketchy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
How can we turn it off?
WriterOfSin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there. How can I delete these status updates from appearing in my watch? They're completely useless and are just another thing to mass-delete like your paid-to-promote deviations it seems.
malevolenthyena Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
CaffeineInducedDream Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
yup first time i'm seeing status updates too,from like months back -.- 
Granitoons Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Why am I suddenly seeing status updates? As of today?
SoullessPhantom Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
Same here.
Detective-May Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
Same thing happened to me.
StefanTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016
I thought I was the only one. This also happened to me today.
QueenFloof Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
How can I delete a status?
RaidenBae Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you post a status update on (desktop/Laptop) Not mobile?
xXVVSOSVVXx Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How Do I post a status? I can't find it!
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