M365 Changelog: Experience improvements to the Topic Card

MC305101 – Updated January 11, 2022: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The Topic card will now expand to read longer descriptions, show the job title for contacts, and navigate in-context with the Live Persona Card. These improvements will help users stay in-context with their flow of work.

Features coming to the Topic card:

  • More action appears to expand a long description
  • Job title appears as additional information for the people listed
  • Tapping on a person navigates to in-context to the Live Persona card

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82175.

When this will happen:

Microsoft expects to begin rolling this out in late January (previously early January) and expect the rollout to be completed by mid-February (previously mid-January).

How this will affect your organization:

This change will positively impact end users using the Viva Topic card in SharePoint Modern pages, as it is an improvement for usability.

What you need to do to prepare:

No action required.