M365 Changelog: SharePoint Events web part will display event images

MC243945 – Updated July 30, 2021: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

The Events web part on SharePoint pages and news posts will have an option to show images.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 70791

When this will happen

Microsoft will begin rolling out to Targeted release (select user and organization) in late March and expect to complete for Standard release in late August (previously late June).

How this will affect your organization

SharePoint page authors who use the Events web part can enable an option to show event images within the web part. When enabled, each Event shown in the web part will display the image used in the title area of the Event page.
Events web part new setting

Existing Event web parts will not be updated. However, new web parts added to pages and news will default to show images. 

Current events view
Events current

New events view
Events new

What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.