Show people profiles on your page with the People web part

When you add a modern page to a site, you can add and customize web parts, which are the building blocks of your page. This article describes the People web part.

Add the People web part

Who's on the team? What are they responsible for? How can I contact them? It's easy to answer these questions for your readers with the People web part. It can show the photos, profiles contact information and more of the people in your organization, team, or project.

  1. If your page is not already in edit mode, click Edit at the top right of the page.

    Hover your mouse above or below an existing web part and you'll see a line with a circled +, like this:

    Plus sign for adding web parts to a page

  2. Click +, and then select People from the list of web parts.

  3. You can change the title of the web part by clicking the text that says People profiles and typing over it.

    People web part
  4. Enter a name or partial name in the box. A list of matching results will display, and you can pick the person you want. Then click Add profile.

  5. Continue entering names and selecting profiles until you are done.

Show compact or descriptive cards

You can choose to show more or less information by selecting the type of card to show. "Compact" cards show a picture (if one is available) and the person's name or email address, as in the image above. The "descriptive" layout shows a picture, name or email, title (if available), and an optional link and description, as shown in the image below.

Descriptive card for People web part

To change the type of card:

  1. If your page is not already in edit mode, click Edit at the top right of the page.

  2. Hover over the existing people web part, and click Edit web part Web part edit button .

  3. In the toolbox on the right, select Compact or Descriptive.

    People web part layout options

Reorder people

To reorder people profiles, just drag and drop each one to your desired positions using the Move button. Move button

You can also reorder people using Ctrl + Left or Ctrl + Right arrow keys.

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