M365 Changelog: Video inline playback on Highlighted content web part

MC684222 – This feature allows users to play the videos inline from Highlighted content web part. This functionality is enabled for web parts configured with Carousel or Filmstrip layouts and for 1-col and 2-col sections only.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 98091

When this will happen:

Standard Release: We will begin rolling out early November 2023 and expect to complete by mid-November 2023. 

How this will affect your organization:

Videos configured in the above-mentioned layouts and sections for Highlighted content web part allows you to watch the videos inline within SharePoint itself. With in-context playback, you will be able to browse and scroll through other content on the Page while watching the video.

What you need to do to prepare:

There is no action needed to prepare for this change. You may want to notify your users about this change and update any relevant documentation as appropriate.