5.5. My friends

Groups → My friends

Your friends are a special group of users. You can share your portfolio pages easily with them and get in touch with them quickly by going to this page. They differ from a regular group in that they do not have discussion forums, pages or shared files. If you do wish to do that with your friends, you have to create a regular group for them.

You can request other users’ friendship in a couple of ways:

My friends page

My friends page

  1. If you have a lot of friends and pending friend requests, you can filter them by showing only the category of friends (current or pending).
  2. You see more information about this friend:
    • View the profile picture.
    • Click on the name of your friend to reach his profile page.
    • new15 The pages to which you have access are listed.
    • Read the introduction that this user has provided under Content → Profile → Introduction.
  3. new15 Display of the institution membership of this user.
  4. For users whose friendship request you have not yet approved, you still see their profile picture and the reason why they want to become your friend.
  5. If a friend is in the pending state, approve or deny the friendship request.
  6. Send a message to the user if you wish to do so.
  7. If you no longer want to have a user on your friend list, you can remove him by clicking on the Remove from friends link.
  8. If you are a group administrator in a group that one of your friends belongs to, you can edit his group membership here.


new15 When you click on the institution name that list listed for a friend, you see a list of institution staff and administrators. You can contact administrators directly from this page by clicking on the Send message link. institution_homepage