SharePoint News Links - use them for more than just news
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Aug 4, 2023 12:00 PM

SharePoint News Links - use them for more than just news

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SharePoint News is a feature within Microsoft SharePoint that allows users to share updates, notifications, or reports throughout a team or an entire company. Some of the major functionalities are:

  • Creation of News Posts: Users can develop interactive news posts with various templates or custom formatting, including text, images, videos, and linked content.
  • Targeting and Distribution: News can be aimed at particular teams, departments, or the entire company, and delivered via SharePoint sites, team sites, or communication sites.
  • Interactivity: Comments and reactions are supported by SharePoint News, promoting a two-way conversation and collaboration.
  • Mobile Accessibility: SharePoint News is available on different devices, including mobiles, which makes staying up-to-date easy.
  • Integration with Other Tools: SharePoint News can be integrated with other Microsoft 365 tools like Teams and Yammer, for a seamless information flow.
  • Content Organization and Management: Users can organize content using categories and metadata, save news, view a personalized news feed, or manage publishing with approval flows.
  • Analytics: Insights on audience engagement can be acquired through how many people have seen, liked, or commented on the news posts.

SharePoint News - An Effective Collaboration Platform

SharePoint News is a versatile platform that aids in efficient collaboration by enabling an organization-wide sharing of updates and crucial information. Its key strengths lie in its ability to create rich and interactive news posts, distribute targeted content, and facilitate a bi-directional conversation. SharePoint News also stands out for its mobile accessibility and integration with other Microsoft tools, thus enhancing the user's ability to stay connected and updated. Moreover, its robust content management and powerful analytics provide a superior user experience. All these features together make SharePoint News an integral part of the digital workspace.


Learn about SharePoint News Links - use them for more than just news

SharePoint News Links are a powerful tool for businesses and organizations to use for more than just sharing news. It is a feature within Microsoft SharePoint that allows users to create, target, and distribute rich and interactive news posts with text, images, videos, links, and embedded content. The news can be targeted to specific teams, departments, or the entire organization, allowing the right information to reach the right people. SharePoint News also supports comments and reactions, enabling a two-way conversation and collaboration.

Additionally, SharePoint News is accessible on various devices, including mobile, and integrates with other Microsoft 365 tools like Teams and Yammer. It also allows users to organize content using categories and metadata, save news for later, see a personalized feed of news, and manage news using approval flows and scheduled publishing. Finally, insights on how many people have seen, liked, and commented on the news posts can provide valuable information on employee engagement.


More links on about SharePoint News Links - use them for more than just news

Create and share news on your SharePoint sites
The SharePoint news system surfaces a personalized news feed in a few places, one of them being at the top of the SharePoint start page in the section titled ...
May 23, 2023 — A news link is to link to a page outside your SharePoint environment or perhaps direct to a document in the document library on your SharePoint ...
Increase 'Number of news posts to show'
May 23, 2023 — I've created a modern Sharepoint blog and the issue I'm having is that the limit on the number of posts displayed in a news webpart is only 12 ...
Having news post displayed on several hub-associated ...
May 23, 2023 — You can select news from the current site, news from all sites in the hub or select the specific sites you want news to be shown from. News can ...
Problem with news links included from an associated hub site
May 23, 2023 — I have created a SP communications site where we publish news links to various external news posts (using the Add "News link" options in.
News filter on page properties not working for news link ...
May 23, 2023 — On a news page, I am displaying the news in several web parts, filtered by that category. It works great... or so I thought. It turns out that ...
News post page vs. SharePoint Page in SharePoint Online
Sep 29, 2020 — News Post page is a special type of page you will create when you choose News post or News link inside the News Web Part. By the way, while we ...
5 Best Practices for SharePoint News Post Content
Sep 26, 2022 — Want to create a standard look and feel for your SharePoint News Posts? Here are 5 best practices to make news posts more branded, engaging, ...
Share News From SharePoint Online Hub Sites
The Hub News connection type allows you to pull content from news sources inside the sites associated with one Hub, and show them within your intranet page.


SharePoint, Microsoft 365, Teams, Yammer, Content Organization, Analytics