M365 Changelog: Contextual Views in Message Extensions and Link-Unfurled Cards (preview)

MC305425 – Now in preview, this feature will enable Adaptive Card v1.4 for Message Extensions which will allow users to send refreshed, up to date cards that will update with new information.

  • This will allow different information and actions to be shown depending on the particular user’s role in a chat/channel.

The update will also allow User Specific Views and Sequential Workflows.

  • This will allows subsequent adaptive cards to be shown depending on the action taken by a user.

This will rollout on Desktop, and Web.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 86746.

When this will happen:

Microsoft will begin rolling this out in late December 2021 and expect to complete rollout early January 2022.

How this will affect your organization:

Adaptive Card v1.4 for Message Extensions will enhance user interacting experience across platforms and applications.

What you need to do to prepare:

Users will not need to prepare/manage this change, they should simply keep in mind that with contextual views, certain users may be presented with card views that differ from their peers’.

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