Training: Update your profile and privacy settings

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A user profile is one of the social features of SharePoint Online that enables employees to easily collaborate and share knowledge. The profile contains information you’d expect to find such as name, department, and areas of expertise. But it contains contact and personal information you might want to include as well. This course teaches you how to edit your profile so you can provide all the salient details you want your co-workers to know. You’ll also learn how to update profile and newsfeed privacy settings so you can identify those details you’d prefer to keep private.


  • SkyDrive is now OneDrive, and SkyDrive Pro is now OneDrive for Business. Read more about this change at From SkyDrive to OneDrive.

  • Your organization may customize or restrict some of the features described in these videos.

Inside this course:

Update your profile (1:48)
Learn how to update your profile and introduce yourself to your colleagues.

Update your profile privacy settings (1:46)
Learn how to show or hide information in your profile.

Update your newsfeed privacy settings (1:59)
Learn how to show or hide information in your newsfeed, such as people you follow and your activities.

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Applies To: Office 365 End User, SharePoint Online, SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise, SharePoint Server 2013

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