M365 Changelog: More Layout Options and Yammer Card Content for the Feed Web Part for Viva Connections

MC467626 – Updates are coming for the Feed web part for Viva Connections. The Feed web part for Viva Connections aggregates organizational communications content from sources across SharePoint, Yammer, and Stream into a single, personalized feed.

The updates include a new vertical layout option for the web part to give you greater flexibility when adding it to SharePoint pages and more types of Yammer content that will be displayed as cards in the feed and help create a rich and integrated experience.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98108

When this will happen:

The vertical layout option and new Yammer cards will rollout by mid-November and become available to all customers by late November.

How this will affect your organization:

The new layout option for the Feed web part for Viva Connections gives editors more flexibility when designing SharePoint pages. 

The new cards from Yammer help connect and engage your organization in the following ways:

  • Storylines: Free-form user generated content that’s great for leaders to share updates, experiences, or perspectives with the rest of the organization.
  • Praise: Reward individuals who go above and beyond with personalized messaging and gratitude.
  • Questions and Answers: Route questions in Yammer communities to members of your organization that are subject matter experts.

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Note: This is an optional setting and will not impact any existing web parts.

What you need to do to prepare:

You do not need to do anything to prepare for this update. The new web part layout is an optional setting, and the new Yammer content does not require any set up. Consider sharing more information about these updates with the people in your organization who manage Viva Connections and the employee experience. Please visit this page to learn more. 

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