Notify the share owner when another user downloads a shared file


Wouldn’t it be great if we could know when a user has downloaded the file we’ve shared with him or her?

  1. User A shares a file with User B.
  2. User B downloads the file via Web/desktop client/mobile.
  3. User A is notified that User B has downloaded the file and via which method - Web, desktop client or mobile.

There is now a solution, tracked HERE

Please help test this new feature!

You can download the patches from the PRs if you want to try on Nextcloud 10. Just make sure to remove the patches related to tests if you haven’t installed Nextcloud via git.


  • You can’t really tell if someone has downloaded the file on the desktop as they’re downloaded part of the synchronisation process


Global stream

File stream


Desktop client stream