Disadvatages to No Friend Connections Buddypress

Other than private messaging, what disadvantages are there for turning off buddypress friend connections? I am using it for an intranet and the company does not want to issues surrounding friending and unfriending. Everyone should be friends but, for example, can you still see the activity of everyone? Are email notifications different? Thanks

  • Ash
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    Hello @mfk

    Welcome to WPMU community!

    I hope you are doing good and thanks for asking the question :slight_smile:

    Yes, you can still sea each others’ profile and email notification is not different.

    Here are some advantages of BP Friends:

    1. When the Activity Stream component is active, these relationships are logged to both member’s activity streams, allowing anyone to see the relationships other community members have made.

    2. When the Groups component is active, it allows members to invite their friends to join groups they are administrators of.

    3. When the Settings component is active, members can choose to turn off new friendship notification emails.

    To be honest, there is not much you can do using friend component, so you can disable that feature.

    Hope it helps :slight_smile: Please feel free to ask more question if you have any.

    Cheers

    Ash

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