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Microsoft 365 SharePoint Online – News Digest feature – “Email a news digest”

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Today new small feature (small post 🙂 ) of SharePoint Online related to News. There is feature called “News Digest“. So thought to share since this is really helpful to our Microsoft 365 customers.

Take away from this article: At the end of this article we will got to know about –

  • News Digest” feature of SharePoint Online.
  • Permissions required to send news digest

Prerequisite : User having edit permission on site can send the news digest.

Feature : This is the feature using which we can send news digest / important news posts via email notifications to important users / readers / business personnel’s / stakeholders.

Why This “News Digest” feature useful for our customers :

  • This feature is very important because even though we / customers publish News on the portal but sometimes those can be missed by the users.
  • So important news like financial news, business news or any other important news can be easily missed missed by the users on the portal.
  • Generally we have limited number of news on portal home page after that those most probably seen on news listing page as new news get published.
  • In all the above scenario this “News Digest” feature comes handy where we can email the respective news / news digest

Details :

Microsoft 365 SharePoint Online - News Digest feature - "Email a news digest"
Fig : Microsoft 365 SharePoint Online – News Digest feature – “Email a news digest”
  • Click on the “Email a news digest” link from the command bar as shown in above Fig
  • We will have options to select the News and “Next” and “Cancel” buttons to proceed further as shown in below Fig
Microsoft 365 SharePoint Online - News Digest feature - "Email a news digest" - Option to select the News which we need to send into an email and "Next" / "Cancel" button to proceed further
Fig : Microsoft 365 SharePoint Online – News Digest feature – “Email a news digest” – Option to select the News which we need to send into an email and “Next” / “Cancel” button to proceed further
  • Select the News which we want to send into email and click on “Next” button
  • We will be redirected to custom new page where we have options like in email – To, Message, “Send news digest” button as shown in below Fig
Microsoft 365 SharePoint Online - News Digest feature - "Email a news digest" - Sending news digest
Fig : Microsoft 365 SharePoint Online – News Digest feature – “Email a news digest” – Sending news digest
  • Please observe that URL is address bar – new custom page is created and email functionality is there
  • Also please notice, we can send this News Digest to external emails as well. As we are sending here to psabadra@gmail.com or prashamsabadra@live.com
  • We will receive email notification in below format as shown in below fig
Microsoft 365 SharePoint Online - News Digest feature - "Email a news digest" - Received email news digest
Fig : Microsoft 365 SharePoint Online – News Digest feature – “Email a news digest” – Received email news digest
  • We have various options available in News Digest as – “Reply | Reply all | Forward“, “Go To Site” , “Get the SharePoint Mobile App” along with selected news

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