Add a ratings feature to your library

Ratings can also help you prioritize content improvements. For example, if three of the shortest articles in a library show high ratings, you might decide to break up the longer articles into shorter ones that target more specific topics.

In order to allow library visitors and contributors to rate library items, and to encourage interaction, ratings must be turned on for the library. Typically, if you own or manage the library, you can do this easily. You can choose whether to let library visitors apply a star rating to an item (one to five stars) or to simply ”like” the item.

Note: The features described in this article depend on whether your organization has set up or customized personal sites and user profiles. For more information, see your administrator.

Add ratings to your library

To add ratings to your SharePoint library:

  1. Go to the Library Settings.

  2. Under General Settings, click Rating settings.

  3. Under Allow items in this list to be rated?, click Yes.

  4. Under Which voting/rating experience would you like to enable for this list?, do either of the following:
    >Click Likes to let site visitors indicate that they like a document or other list item.
    SharePoint displays the total number of Likes next to the item and, on hover, displays who has liked the item.
    >Click Star Ratings to let site visitors rate items with 1 to 5 stars,
    SharePoint automatically averages the star ratings of multiple visitor responses and displays the result next to the item.

  5. Click OK.

Remove ratings from your library

To remove a ratings feature from your SharePoint library:

  1. Go to the Library Settings.

  2. Under General Settings, click Rating settings.

  3. Under Allow items in this list to be rated?, click No, and then click OK.

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