M365 Changelog: (Updated) Stream Classic webpart retirement and new Stream (on SharePoint) webpart availability

MC561187 – Updated September 19, 2023: Microsoft has updated the timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

This is an important message for customers who use the Stream (Classic) webpart to add videos to SharePoint Pages and news posts. Microsoft will retire the Stream (Classic) webpart on Aug 15, 2023 and it will no longer be available for use after this date. The Stream (Classic) webpart will be replaced by the new Stream (on SharePoint) webpart.

This change is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap: 124800

When this will happen:

The Stream (Classic) webpart will be retired on August 15, 2023.

The Stream (on SharePoint) webpart will begin its general availability roll out in mid-August (previously mid-June), and we expect the rollout to complete by mid-October 2023 (previously mid-September).

How this will affect your organization:

  • Your organization will not be able to use Stream (Classic) webpart after August 15, 2023.
  • All SharePoint pages and news posts that were built using Stream (Classic) webpart with single video as a source will continue to play your videos until February 2025.
  • After your organization migrates video content to Stream (on SharePoint), single videos configured on the Stream Classic webpart continues to play inline while channels configured on the webpart is replaced by a button that redirects to the migrated folder location.
  • If you would like to publish videos from Stream (on SharePoint) on SharePoint Pages, you can currently use video eligible webparts such as “File and Media”, “Hero”, “Highlighted content” and “List” webparts. Additionally, you will be able to use the new Stream (on SharePoint) webpart when it becomes available.
  • For re-publishing Stream Classic webpart videos post migration, users will have to manually do so using the share URL via above mentioned webparts.

What you can do to prepare:

Please follow this documentation for detailed timelines and video publishing guidance on the new Stream: Stream (Classic) web part transition plan & new Stream Webpart

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