Use the Feed web part for Viva Connections

The Feed web part is designed to collect and display content from sources across SharePoint, Yammer, and Stream (on SharePoint) into a single viewing experience. Each users’ Feed will look different because content displayed in the web part is personalized to the viewer based on the SharePoint sites and Yammer communities that they follow. Learn more about where content in the Feed comes from.

Note

  • The Feed web part is not supported in IE11.
  • Individual content items in the Feed will display for a 30-day period.
  • Boosted news will display for up to 4 days in the feed.

Screenshot of company feed.

What is Viva Connections?

Viva Connections combines the power of your intelligent SharePoint intranet with chat and collaboration tools in Microsoft Teams to create a powerful employee experience. Viva Connections enables users to complete popular tasks, catch up on news, and discover relevant content from across the organization right from Teams. Learn more about Viva Connections.

What is the Feed for Viva Connections web part?

If you're using Viva Connections, the Feed web part brings organizational communication content from SharePoint, Yammer, Stream, Teams, and more into a single feed that can be added to the home site. The Feed displays personalized content that will look different for each viewer. The hierarchy of content in the Feed can be influenced using tools like News Boost. Learn more about content in the Feed.

Screenshot with the company feed highlighted.

Benefits of the web part include:

  • Users can view content from SharePoint, Stream, and Yammer in one place
  • For each piece of content, users can view the author and time it was posted
  • Users can react to and see the total number of reactions, user views, and comments on a content card
  • Users can share and navigate to find more content within the web part
  • Display the most important updates with the boost news feature

Add the Viva Connections Feed web part to a site

You'll need site member permissions (or higher) to add and edit web parts to a SharePoint site.

  1. If you're not in edit mode already, select Edit at the top right of the page.

  2. Go to the section where you want to add the web part, hover your mouse near the top, and then select the icon icon that appears.

  3. In the web part toolbox that appears, search for and then select the Feed for Viva Connections web part.

  4. Next, select either a vertical or horizontal orientation.

    Screenshot of the company feed orientation settings.

    Note

    • The vertical layout option will become available to all customers by the end of November 2022.
  5. Then, select the web part size.

    Screenshot of the company feed size settings.

    When vertical: Select Fit web part to height of page to automatically fit the web part to the height of the page. Or, Select the number of items to display to determine the height of the web part.

  6. Select Save when you are done.

The feed will automatically populate with SharePoint news, Yammer community content, and Stream videos tailored to users based on the communities and sites they follow.

Frequently asked questions about the Feed for Viva Connections

Guide to setting up Viva Connections

Boost news from organizational news sites