Configure personal insights defaults

global adminApplies to: Microsoft 365 global admin or Exchange Online admin

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To configure settings for personal insights, you have a few options:

We cover both configuration options in this article.

Prerequisites, defaults, and privacy

Prerequisites

User licenses

To access Microsoft Viva Insights, users need to have licenses that include a Viva Insights service plan, as described in plans and environments.

For information on how to assign a license, refer to:

Admin permissions

You need to be a Microsoft 365 global admin or an Exchange Online (EXO) admin role to configure users for Viva Insights in PowerShell.

Defaults

When you set defaults at the tenant or user level, you’re setting users’ initial access to Viva Insights. However, users have the flexibility to keep the status you set or change it. Users can learn how to opt in or out of Viva Insights here: Opt out of Viva Insights. The exception is if a user's license with a Viva Insights service plan expires. In that case, the user can't opt in.

Defaults you can set are:

  • All of Viva Insights (user-level only)
  • The Viva Insights web experience
  • Viva digest emails
  • Meeting effectiveness surveys
  • The Viva Insights Outlook add-in
  • Schedule send suggestions in Outlook

Privacy

Refer to the Privacy guide to understand how privacy is built into Viva Insights and to learn what you can configure to address specific privacy requirements.

Configure access at the tenant level through the admin center

Through the Microsoft admin center, you can configure access to Viva Insights elements for all users in your organization.

Important

You need to have a Global admin or an Exchange Online admin role to configure tenant-level settings in the admin center. Make sure you're signed in to the Microsoft admin center as a Global or Exchange Online admin before configuring settings.

To manage availability for the Viva Insights app in Teams

  1. In the Microsoft admin center, go to the settings tab and select Viva, then Viva Insights.

  2. Under Viva Insights in Microsoft 365, select Manage availability in the Teams admin center. This option takes you directly to the Teams admin center, where you can configure the appropriate settings.

    Screenshot that shows Manage availability in Teams admin center in the Viva Insights admin page.

Go to our Teams admin tasks doc for more information about setting up the Viva Insights app in Teams.

To enable access to Viva Insights features

Use for Default on and Default off rollout scenarios, as explained in Personal insights deployment guide

  1. In the Microsoft admin center, go to the settings tab and select Viva, then Viva Insights.

  2. Under Viva Insights in Microsoft 365, select Manage settings for Viva Insights.

    Screenshot that shows Manage settings for Viva Insights in the Viva Insights admin page.

  3. In the resulting pane:

    1. Select Viva Insights web experience to keep all Viva Insights users in your organization opted in for access to the Viva Insights app on the web. Clear the selection for Viva Insights web experience to opt out users.
    2. Select Digest email to keep all Viva Insights users in your organization opted in for access to the digest mails. Clear the selection for Digest email to opt out users.
    3. Select Insights Outlook add-in and inline suggestions to keep all users in your organization opted in for access to the add-in. Deselect it to opt out users. If you opt out of the Viva Insights Outlook add-in, the Productivity inline suggestions are also turned off for all users. Individuals can also turn inline suggestions on or off through their own Settings within the Viva Insights add-in.
    4. Select Meeting effectiveness surveys to keep all users in your organization opted in for access to the surveys. Deselect it to opt out users. If you opt out users, they won't see an option for meeting effectiveness surveys in their settings.
    5. Select Schedule send suggestions to keep all Viva Insights users in your organization opted in for access to schedule send suggestions, and then select Save changes. Deselect Schedule send suggestions to opt out users. These will be default settings for all users. Users can change them at any time from their Viva Insights Outlook add-in and Viva Insights app settings page. It may take up to 24 hours for all changes to take effect.

    Note

    After a new tenant is established, it can take up to 48 hours for this functionality to become available.

    Screenshot that shows the Microsoft Viva Insights (formerly MyAnalytics) settings pane with all selections enabled.

  4. Select Save.

You can also get to these settings in from the main Microsoft 365 admin center:

  1. In the left pane, expand Settings and then select Org settings.
  2. On the Services tab, select Microsoft Viva Insights (formerly MyAnalytics).

Configure access at the tenant or user level through PowerShell

Command sequence

For user configuration settings, you’ll use the Set-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig and Get-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig cmdlets. For tenant configuration settings, you’ll use the Set-DefaultTenantMyAnalyticsFeatureConfig and Get-DefaultTenantMyAnalyticsFeatureConfig cmdlets. Before you can use any of these cmdlets, you'll need to install a module and sign in to be authenticated.

  1. Connect to Exchange Online and, when prompted, sign in with your admin credentials.

  2. After you've signed in, you're ready to work with user and tenant configuration settings:

Connect to Exchange Online

To connect to Exchange Online, you install prerequisites and then you install the Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module.

  1. Open PowerShell.

  2. Prerequisite #1: Installing packages from the PowerShell Gallery requires the latest version of the PowerShellGet module. Run these commands to install it:

    Install-Module PowerShellGet –Repository PSGallery –Force
    

    For more information, see Installing PowerShellGet.

  3. Prerequisite #2: Install the Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module:

    Install-Module -Name ExchangeOnlineManagement -RequiredVersion 2.0.4
    

    For more information, see Install-Module.

  4. Connect to Exchange Online. In PowerShell, run the command Connect-ExchangeOnline.

    Connect-ExchangeOnline
    

    This will prompt you to authenticate, which you do by entering your admin credentials.

Configure access at the tenant level

Use PowerShell to configure access for all users in a tenant. For example, you could opt out everyone completely, which would turn off all Viva Insights functionality for all users. However, users can choose to opt in again.

Tenant configuration settings

Parameter Required Description Default value
Feature No
  • Add-in
  • Dashboard
  • Digest-email
  • Digest-Welcome email
  • Meeting-effectiveness-survey
  • Schedule-send
SamplingRate No Value from 0.1 to 0.7. The sampling rate you specify here is the percentage of meetings that get checked to receive a meeting effectiveness survey. For example, 0.1 indicates 10%.

Also refer to Parameters: Set-DefaultTenantMyAnalyticsFeatureConfig.

Set access for a tenant

Configure access settings for a tenant with the PowerShell cmdlet Set-DefaultTenantMyAnalyticsFeatureConfig.

Set-DefaultTenantMyAnalyticsFeatureConfig
   [-Feature <String>]
   [-IsEnabled <Boolean>]
   [-ResultSize <Unlimited>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Command reference: Set-DefaultTenantMyAnalyticsFeatureConfig

The PowerShell command Set-DefaultTenantMyAnalyticsFeatureConfig can be used to enable or disable Viva Insights features for all users in the tenant.

Enable or disable Viva Insights features
  • Command syntax – features on or off:

      Set-DefaultTenantMyAnalyticsFeatureConfig -Feature <dashboard/add-in/digest-email/all> -isEnabled <$true/$false>
    
  • Example – features on or off: Running the following command disables the digest email for all users in the tenant:

       Set-DefaultTenantMyAnalyticsFeatureConfig -Feature digest-email -isEnabled $false
    
  • Digest Welcome Email control: This granular feature access control allows admins to enable or disable the Digest Welcome Email for Viva Insights users in their tenant.

    • Default state: Enabled, meaning that users with a Viva Insights license will receive the email a few days (up to four weeks) after license assignment.
    • Disable or enable: Admins can disable or enable the Digest Welcome Email control using VFAM cmdlets. Disabling the control prevents users from receiving the email.
Enable or disable features

Use for the Mixed deployment rollout scenario, as explained in Personal insights deployment guide

  • Command syntax – Features:

      Set-DeafultTenantMyAnalyticsFeatureConfig -Feature <opt-in/opt-out> -Feature <dashboard/add-in/digest-email/all> -isEnabled <$true/$false>
    
  • Example – Features: Running the following command opts all users in the tenant in (by setting Feature to Opt-in) and enables all the personal insights features except the digest email:

    Set-DefaultTenantMyAnalyticsFeatureConfig -Feature opt-in -Feature digest-email -isEnabled $false 
    

Confirm access for a tenant

Use the following command to confirm whether users in a tenant have access to Viva Insights (the value for Feature):

Get-DefaultTenantMyAnalyticsFeatureConfig 

Get-DefaultTenantMyAnalyticsFeatureConfig reveals the tenant’s current configuration settings. The following is a sample output of this cmdlet. This output indicates that users in the tenant are currently opted in and that they have all Viva Insights features turned on except the digest email:

 TenantId : x0xx10-00x0-0x01-0xxx-x0x0x01xx100
 IsDashboardEnabled : true
 IsAddInEnabled : true
 IsDigestEmailEnabled : false
 IsMeetingEffectivenessSurveyEnabled : opted-in
 IsScheduleSendEnabled : true

Configure access at the user level

You can use PowerShell to configure Viva Insights access for individual users in your organization. For example, you could opt out the user completely, which would turn off all Viva Insights functionality for that user. However, the user can choose to opt back in.

Important

The PowerShell cmdlets Get-UserAnalyticsConfig and Set-UserAnalyticsConfig, which you might have used to configure access to Viva Insights, are no longer available. Instead, use the following new cmdlets: Get-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig and Set-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig, which offer the same functionality along with some additional granular control.

User configuration settings

About managing access and opt out

Viva Insights has core features and premium features. Access to features and types of data processing depends on a user's assigned service plan.

As an admin, you have the ability to configure opt-in/opt-out behavior for end users. For premium plans, you can also allow users to control what’s included in advanced and some aggregated insights. Then, users can choose to opt out through their Viva Insights app in Teams or on the web. When users opt out of Viva Insights:

Also, if users have a premium plan:

Set access for one user

Configure access settings for a user with the PowerShell cmdlet Set-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig:

Set-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig –Identity <string> [-Feature <string[]>]
Parameter Required Description Default value
Identity Yes User ID for the current user as stored in Microsoft Entra ID --

Use Set-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig to change the configuration settings of the user who is identified by the -Identity parameter. The following is a sample output of this cmdlet. It indicates that the user was opted in and that all of that user's Viva Insights features were turned on except the digest email:

   UserId : <username>@<domain>
   `Feature` : opt-in
   IsDashboardEnabled : true
   IsAddInEnabled  : true
   IsDigestEmailEnabled : false

Also refer to Command reference: Set-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig.

Confirm access for one user

Use the following to confirm whether a user has access to Viva Insights:

Get-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig –Identity <string>
Parameter Required Description Default value
Identity Yes User ID for the current user as stored in Microsoft Entra ID -

Get-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig reveals the current configuration settings of the user who is identified by the -Identity parameter. The following is a sample output of this cmdlet. It indicates that the user is currently opted in and that they have all Viva Insights features turned on except the digest email:

    UserId : <username>@<domain>
    `Feature` : opt-in
    IsDashboardEnabled : true
    IsAddInEnabled  : true
    IsDigestEmailEnabled : false

Set access for multiple users

Use the following steps in the Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module to change access to Viva Insights for multiple users by running a PowerShell script that iterates through the users, changing the value one user at a time.

  1. Create a comma-separated value (.csv) text file that contains the UserPrincipalName field of the users you want to configure. For example:
   UserPrincipalName
   ClaudeL@contoso.onmicrosoft.com
   LynneB@contoso.onmicrosoft.com
   ShawnM@contoso.onmicrosoft.com
  1. Specify the location of the input .csv file, the output .csv file, and the value of Feature that you want to set for each user:

    $inFileName="<path and file name of the input .csv file that contains the users, example: C:\admin\Users2License..csv>"
    $outFileName="<path and file name of the output .csv file that records the results, example: C:\admin\Users2License-Done..csv>"
    $feature = "Opt-in"
    
    $users=Import-Csv $inFileName
    ForEach ($user in $users)
    {
    $user.Userprincipalname
    $upn=$user.UserPrincipalName
    
    Set-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig –Identity $upn -Feature $feature
    Get-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig –Identity $upn | Export-Csv $outFileName
    }
    

    Also see Command reference: Set-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig.

  2. Run the resulting commands at the Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module command prompt. For more information about the module, refer to Exchange Online PowerShell V2 module.

This PowerShell script:

  • Shows the user principal name for each user.
  • Sets the specified privacy mode for each user.
  • Creates a .csv file with all the users that were processed and shows their status.

Command reference: Set-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig

The PowerShell command Set-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig can be used in two different ways:

  • Enable or disable Viva Insights features
  • Enable or disable features

Enable or disable Viva Insights features

  • Command syntax - features on or off:

    Set-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig -Identity \<string\> -Feature <dashboard/add-in/digest-email/all> -isEnabled <$true/$false>`
    
  • Example - features on or off: Running the following command disables the digest email for the user:

      Set-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig -Identity <string> -Feature digest-email -isEnabled $false
    

Enable or disable features

Command syntax - Features
Set-MyAnalyticsFeatureConfig -Identity \<string\> -Feature <opt-in/opt-out> -Feature <dashboard/add-in/digest-email/all> -isEnabled <$true/$false>`

Applies to: Teams Service Administrator, Microsoft 365 global admin, and Exchange Online admin