Manage Loop components in SharePoint

Loop experiences on Microsoft 365 OneDrive or SharePoint are backed by .fluid files and powered by Microsoft Fluid Framework. Administrators need to manage access to Loop experiences from SharePoint for some experiences and from Cloud Policy for others.

Loop service requirements

Loop's near real-time communications are enabled by the core services that run a WebSocket server. Coauthors in the same session need to establish secured WebSocket connections to this service to send and receive collaborative data such as changes made by others, live cursors, presence, etc. These experiences are crucial to Loop, and all the scenarios powered by Fluid framework. So, at the minimum, WebSocket will need to be unblocked from the user's endpoint.

Just like other Microsoft 365 experiences, Loop also leverages core services across SharePoint and Microsoft 365. To effectively enable Loop experiences or OneDrive and SharePoint files-backed experiences powered by Fluid Framework, follow the instructions in Office 365 URLs and IP address ranges to ensure connections to Loop services.

Settings management for Teams, Whiteboard

You'll need the latest version of SharePoint PowerShell module to enable or disable all Loop (powered by the Fluid Framework) experiences across your Microsoft 365 organization. Microsoft Fluid Framework defaults to ON for all organizations. Because Loop components are designed for collaboration, the components are always shared as editable by others, even if your organization is set to default to view-only for other file types. See the Learn more link next to the setting for more details.

Experience SharePoint organization properties Notes
Loop components in Teams and Outlook IsLoopEnabled (boolean) This property controls Loop experiences across the Microsoft 365 experience, except for Outlook - see below.
Microsoft Whiteboard on OneDrive IsWBFluidEnabled (boolean) This property controls Microsoft Whiteboard on OneDrive.
Microsoft OneNote collaborative Meeting notes IsCollabMeetingNotesFluidEnabled (boolean) This property controls Microsoft OneNote collaborative Meeting notes.
All Microsoft 365 experiences powered by Fluid Framework. IsFluidEnabled (boolean) This core property controls all other experiences powered by Fluid Framework. Setting it to False will effectively disable all experiences (everything in this table) in the organization powered by Fluid Framework. Do not use after May 2022 - this setting will be deprecated in late 2022.

To check your tenant's default file permissions

  1. Go to the Microsoft 365 admin center.
  2. Under Admin centers, select SharePoint.
  3. Select Policies > Sharing, and under File and folder links, view your organization's default file permissions.

To check if Loop components are enabled, run Get-SPOTenant without any arguments. Verify the value of IsLoopEnabled is true.

To enable Loop components, run Set-SPOTenant -IsLoopEnabled $true. The change will take a short time to apply across your organization.

The feature will be available on Teams Windows Desktop, Mac, iOS, Android, and web. When enabled, users will see a new option for inserting Loop components in the message compose experience for these clients.

To disable Loop components, run Set-SPOTenant -IsLoopEnabled $false. The change will take a short time to apply across your organization. If your organization has multiple regions (that is, organization URLs), you need to disable loop components for all the regions to have consistent results across the organization.

Settings management for Outlook, Word

Microsoft is migrating to Cloud Policy as the mechanism to control Loop experiences. This will be phased in over time, so set both the above SharePoint setting IsLoopEnabled and the Cloud Policy settings in this section to control all Loop integrations.

Outlook integration will stop checking the IsLoopEnabled setting in late 2022.

Outlook and Word integration will begin checking only Cloud Policy settings in late 2022:

  • Create and view Loop files in Microsoft apps that support Loop
  • Create and view Loop files in Outlook

See the Cloud Policy setting templates for the settings above for more information.

eDiscovery

Loop components, Whiteboard on OneDrive, and OneNote collaborative Meeting Notes are discoverable but have limited eDiscovery workflow support. Currently, these files are stored in the creator's OneDrive for Business and are available for search and collection in both eDiscovery (Standard) and eDiscovery (Premium). However, they do not render in preview and the export format for review is not consumable by existing tools. To view the exported content, upload them to any OneDrive for Business.

Microsoft is working on an offline consumable export format. In the meantime, if this workaround for review flows is not sufficient for your organization's needs, you can temporarily disable these experiences as outlined in the Settings management for Teams, Whiteboard section.

Overview of Loop components in Teams