SharePoint Online Tags & Notes feature retired

The Tags & Notes feature of SharePoint Online has been retired. You can no longer create new tags and notes or access existing ones. The retirement of this feature resulted in the following changes.

Item

Description of change

Tags & Notes button on ribbon

Still visible but disabled.

Note Board and Tag Cloud web parts in the web part gallery

Still visible and enabled. The web parts will show up as blank when added to a page.

Note Board and Tag Cloud web parts embedded in a page

Page will display a blank space in the area previously occupied by the web parts. Edit the page to remove the web parts.

Social tags

Social tags will no longer appear in the tags refiner. The refiner will still display hashtags.

Tags and notes listed on personal sites

The area that previously listed tags and notes will be blank.

What to use instead of Tags & Notes

Here's what we recommend as an alternative to Tags & Notes:

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