Viva Connections “Top News” Card Updated to Include More News Source Options

Improvements are coming to the Viva Connections Top News Card, which will be rebranded as the “News Card.” These enhancements will introduce greater configurability and the ability to create multiple News Card instances, while the default configuration will remain consistent with the Top News Card.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 173074

When this will happen:

We will begin rolling out in mid-October 2023 and expect to complete rollout by late October 2023.

How this will affect your organization:

News Source Customization: You can now tailor the News card to display news from specific sources or a list of chosen sites within your organization. This is in addition to the default configuration, which features only boosted news as earlier. This improvement enables you to focus on news relevant to specific areas of your organization, ensuring that your end users stay well-informed.

Multiple News Card Instances: The updated News card allows you to create multiple instances with different settings, letting you curate news experiences for various purposes within your organization. For example, you can have one card named “Top News” with the default configuration, a second card with a custom name that specifically displays HR news from relevant intranet/SharePoint sites, and a third card for “Leadership News,” etc.

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What you need to do to prepare:

If you are an existing user of Top News card, it will continue to work as-is without any action required from your side. However, if you want to create multiple instances of the card with different news sources, you can do so with this update. 

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