Using web parts on SharePoint Online pages

Using web parts on SharePoint Online pages

When you add a modern page to a site, you add and customize web parts, which are the building blocks of your 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

Click + and you'll see a list of web parts to choose from.

Add to page button

Note: Some functionality is introduced gradually to organizations that have opted in to the First 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.

Following is a list of a web parts you can use on a page, along with links to more information for each web part.

Bing maps

Use the Bing maps web part to add a map to your page. Simply enter an address or a well known name and your map will appear. You can choose a different map type, such as road or aerial. You can also change the zoom level or give your map pin a friendly name. Use the Bing Maps web part on a page.

Document

Use this to insert an Excel, Word, PowerPoint, or Visio document on the page. Users will see the starting page of the document in a frame, and can scroll through the pages or even download the document. Use the Document web part on a page.

Document library

The Document Library web part allows you to display a document library and customize it with your own title, view, and even size. Users with appropriate permissions can view or edit files directly from the web part, or can go the full document library by clicking See all. Use the Document Library web part on a page.

Embed

You can display content on your page from other sites like YouTube videos. Depending on the site, you can either use the site's address or embed code that the site provides. Use the Embed web part on a page.

Events

The Events web part allows you to add and display upcoming events on your page. You can even include a map with location, online meeting information, and more. Use the Events web part.

Group calendar

The Group calendar web part allows you to put an Office 365 group calendar right on your page so that it is easily visible to your readers. Use the Group calendar web part.

Hero

The Hero web part is a great way to bring focus and visual interest to your page. You can display up to five items in the Hero web part and use compelling images, text, and links to draw attention to each. The Hero web part is included by default on Communication sites, but you can also add the Hero web part to other pages. Use the Hero web part.

Highlighted content

Use this web part to dynamically display content based on content type, filtering, or a search string. You can also set the scope of the search to a site or site collection, and sort the results. Use the Highlighted content web part on a page.

Image

Use this to insert an image on the page, either from your site or your hard drive. Use the Image web part on a page.

Image gallery

Use the Image gallery web part to share collections of pictures on a page. Simply select your images with the file picker or drag them onto the web part. Once you’ve created your collection, you can drag and drop the images to reorder them as needed. Use the Image Gallery web part on a page.

Link

Use the Link web part to add a link to an internal or external page, video, image, or document. Use the Link web part on a page.

List

The List web part allows you to display a list and customize it with your own title, view, and even size. Users can view the list, or go the full list by clicking See all. Use the List web part on a page.

News

You can keep your team in the loop as well as engage them with important or interesting stories by using the News feature on your page or site. You can quickly create eye-catching posts like announcements, people news, status updates, and more that can include graphics and rich formatting. Use the News web part on a page.

Office 365 video

Use this to display a video right on the page from your organization's Office 365 Video portal. Learn how to use the Office 365 Video web part on a page.

People

The People web part allows you to display a selected group of people and their profiles on your page. It can be used for contact information, team information, presenters, and more. Use the People web part.

Power BI report

The Power BI report web part allows you to easily embed an interactive Power BI report on your page. The embedded reports are fully secure so you can easily create secure internal portals. Use the Power BI web part on a page.

Quick chart

Use the Quick chart web part to add simple charts to your page. Enter your data points, add labels, pick your chart type -- column or pie -- and publish. Use the Quick Chart web part on a page.

Quick links

Using this web part, you can "pin" items to your page for easy access. Use the Quick Links web part on a page.

Site activity

This web part automatically shows recent activity on your site, such as files uploaded, edits made, lists and libraries created, and so on. Just add the web part, and the latest activity is pulled in automatically. Use the Site Activity web part on a page.

Stream

This web part allows you to display a video right on your page from your organization's Microsoft Stream video portal. Use the Stream web part.

Text

Use the Text web part to add paragraphs to your page. Standard formatting options like styles, bullets, indentations, highlighting, and links are available. Add text to your page with the Text web part.

Yammer feed

If your organization has an active Yammer network (for example: www.yammer.com/contoso.com), you can enhance collaboration by embedding a Yammer feed on your page. Use the Yammer Feed web part on a page.

Note: Having trouble with web parts you've put on a page? Try using using web part maintenance mode to help troubleshoot the issue.

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