CodeStream will notify you about comments, issues and feedback requests that you "follow", and you can choose whether you want to be notified via email, desktop (for the VS Code and JetBrains extensions only), or both. Look for the Notifications option under the headshot menu at the top of the CodeStream pane.

Notification Settings

By default, you are set to automatically follow any comment, issue or feedback request that you created, where you’ve been mentioned (either in the original post or in a subsequent reply), or to which you’ve replied. You can always elect to follow/unfollow any individual comment, issue or feedback request via its ellipses menu.


Email notifications are sent immediately. You can participate in the discussion by simply replying to the email. Your reply will get added to CodeStream as reply to the appropriate comment, issue or feedback request. Be sure that when you reply you are doing so from the same email address to which the notification was sent (i.e., your email address on CodeStream). Also note that you can unfollow a codemark or code review by clicking the link at the bottom of the email.

Unfollow Via Email

If you’re using CodeStream in VS Code or a JetBrains IDE you’ll also receive desktop notifications in the IDE for comment, issue or feedback request that you follow.

Desktop Notification

Clicking on the Open button will open the discussion so that you can participate.

If you've connected to GitHub or GitHub Enterprise to leverage CodeStream's pull request integration you'll also be notified when a pull request is assigned to you or you are added as a reviewer.

Pull Request Notification

Clicking on the Open button will open the pull request right in your IDE where you can review the changes.