Publishing News in Office 365 with the SharePoint Online News Digest

One of the cool features we have in SharePoint Online (SPO) when working with news in modern SPO sites is the ability to create and distribute a news digest after publishing five or more news items in a site (or in the sites associated with a hub site). To access the News digest feature, click the See all link in the News web part placed in a modern page in a SPO site:

The SharePoint Online News Digest feature
Accessing the SharePoint Online News Digest web part

Once we click that link, a SPO application page with the list of all the news published is shown. In this page we will see in the actions bar a “Email a news digest” action:

Selecting news items to publish
Selecting news items to publish

When we click that action, we will be able to select the news we want to include in the digest. To go ahead with the digest definition, click Next:

Next we can do is just to configure the Digest in regards of the people we want to send it and also a short explanation about the digest. To send the digest, click on “Send news digest”:

All the recipients of the news digest will receive an e-mail with the following look & feel:

Additionally, the news digest we have just created is stored as SPO page in the Site Pages library so we can view it anytime we want:

6 Replies to “Publishing News in Office 365 with the SharePoint Online News Digest”

  1. Hi Juan Carlos, Nice post! I have tried to get the site logo into “my” Newsletter but I keep getting the SharePoint logo. Would you know why you have the Lima logo in the digest? Is it the location where you store it, or is it the site type? Thank you for any insight in how this works exactly 🙂
    Best regards, Ellen

    1. Hi Ellen,
      I think Microsoft has changed something here because in a demo I did for a customer Today it happened to me same thing: instead of having the logo of the site I was having the SharePoint Logo. There is something actually that could make the difference here: In the blog post I was using a modern team site but in the demo I did to the customer I was using a communication site.
      Kind regards,

      1. Hi Juan Carlos, Thank you for the suggestion; I have indeed been working with a communication site. I have just tested it with a modern team site but I think Microsoft has changed how it works as this did not show the site icon either. There’s already a User Voice item out there to have more options – you may want to vote with me:
        Cheers, Ellen

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