Add spotlights to Power BI reports

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Use spotlights to draw attention to a specific visual on a report page.

Add a spotlight

  1. Open a report in the Power BI service.

  2. Select the visual that you want to highlight. Select the More options (...) dropdown, then choose Spotlight.

    Screenshot of visuals and the More options dropdown menu showing the Spotlight option highlighted.


    If the spotlight mode is active when you add a bookmark, that mode is retained in the bookmark.

  3. The selected visual is highlighted, which causes all other visuals on the page to fade to near transparency.

    Screenshot of a visual with spotlight mode on.