If you have a special interest that you would like to follow but can't always find the time to search for the latest information, Google Alerts can help. Google Alerts are emails that are automatically sent to your inbox whenever new information becomes available on your search terms. Depending on your search preferences, Google will monitor News, Blogs, Web, Video, Books and Discussions (or all of them) for new information, and send it to you on the schedule you've set up. For example, suppose you are interested in following a news story, advances for a specific medical condition, or have a particular professional interest. Set up a Google Alert and when new information is available, an email and snippet will be sent to your inbox. To start creating alerts:
- While logged in to your Google Apps account, go to alerts.google.com
- Type in a search term and click "Create Alert"
- To edit how often or how many alerts receive, click on the pencil icon to the right of the alert
- Make your adjustments to the alert settings and then click "Update alert"
To remove alerts, simply return to alerts.google.com while logged in to your Google Apps account and click on the trash can icon to the right of the alert.