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Create and share news on your SharePoint sites

Create and share news on your SharePoint sites

You can keep your partners, team, and colleagues in the loop as well as engage them with important or interesting stories by using the News feature on your team site. You can quickly create eye-catching posts like announcements, people news, status updates, and more that can include graphics and rich formatting. In addition to the web experience described below, you can also create and view news from the SharePoint mobile app for iOS.

Example of News

Note: Some functionality is introduced gradually to organizations that have opted in to the Targeted Release program. This means that you may not yet see this feature or it may look different than what is described in the help articles.

For a visual overview of News, check out the infographic, Read all about it: Microsoft SharePoint News, which can be downloaded as a .PDF or PowerPoint template on Ways to work with SharePoint.

Where news is shown

News is shown on the SharePoint Home page, on team sites, communication sites, hub sites, and on the mobile app. You can also choose to show News in a Teams channel.

Where news is distributed

Add a News post starting from SharePoint Home

  1. At the top of the SharePoint Home page, click Create news post.

  2. Choose the site where you want to publish your news post.

  3. You'll get a blank news post page on the site you chose, ready for you to fill out.

  4. Create your news post using the instructions Create the news post.

Add a News post on a team site or communication site

By default, News is at the top of your team site and under the hero on a communication site.

Add news button

  1. Click + Add in the News section to start creating your post. You'll get a blank news post page ready for you to start filling out.

  2. Create the news post using the instructions Create the news post.

Create the news post

  1. Begin with adding a name which will serve as your headline. You can use the image toolbar on the left to add or change an image.

    Adding a news story
  2. Click + to add web parts such as text, images, video, and more. Learn about using web parts on SharePoint Online pages.

  3. When you are done creating your page, click Publish at the top right, and you'll see the story appear in the News section as the most recent story. The news is also displayed on the SharePoint home page, and may be displayed in other places you choose. Additionally, the people you work with and the people who report to you are notified that you've published news in the SharePoint mobile app.

Notes: 

  • Once published, your news posts are stored in the Pages library of your site.

  • The latest four stories are shown in chronological order from newest to oldest based on their initial publish date (editing a story will not change its order). Posts cannot be re-ordered. To see a list of all your news posts, See all in the upper right of the news section.

Remove a post

  1. Go to the site that has the news post you want to remove.

  2. Click See all in the upper right. of the news section

  3. Click Manage posts.

  4. Find the page you want to remove.

  5. Click the ellipses (...) to the right of the page, and then click Delete.

    Deleting a page

Remove the News from your home page

  1. Go to the page that has the news section you want to remove.

  2. Click Edit at the top of the page.

  3. Hover over the News section, and click Delete The Delete button on OneDrive.com. on the left.

Add News back to your home page, or to a different page

If you removed the News from your page, you can add it back. Or, you can add it to a different page. To do this, you can use the News  web part.

  1. Click Edit at the top of the page.

  2. Click the + sign.

  3. Select the News web part. For more information on using the News web part, see Use the News web part on a SharePoint page.

    Note: For more information on working with web parts, see Using web parts on pages.

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