Use the Connector web part

When you add a modern page to a site, you add and customize web parts, which are the building blocks of your page. This article describes how to use Connector web parts.

Notes: 

  • 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.

  • Connectors are available only on group-connected team sites.

Connectors provide an easy way to get messages, alerts, and notifications from your favorite external services on a group-connected team site page. You can show updates from services like Trello, Facebook, and more right on your pages. You can show alerts when something new is published in an RSS feed, show notifications from JIRA or GitHub, and even show summaries from Salesforce and Google Analytics.

Connectors fall into a variety of categories to suit every type of user and team, from the information worker focused on interests (BingNews, RSS) or productivity (Trello, Asana) to developer automation tools, (BuildKite), and so on. The list of connectors is always being updated as new services and tools are added.

Add a Connector your page

You can add commonly-used connectors directly from the web part toolbox. If you don't see the connector you want, you can add the Office 365 Connector web part to find more connectors.

  1. If you're not in edit mode already, click Edit at the top right of the page.

  2. Hover your mouse above or below an existing web part or under the title region, click Circled plus sign used to add a modern web part to a page , and then click the expand button Expand button on the web part toolbox.

  3. In the dropdown at the top of the large web part toolbox, click Connectors.

  4. Select the Connector you want, follow the instructions to set up the connector, and then click Save.

    Not all connectors are integrated in the same way. Some can be configured entirely from within the connector web part, while others require some set up on the service provider's site. Most will have different options depending on the service.

    Here's an example of the BingNews connector configuration screen:

    Bing connector configuration

Add the Office 365 Connector web part

If you don't see the Connector you're looking for in the web part toolbox, you can add the Office 365 Connector web part, and have access to many more connectors.

  1. If you're not in edit mode already, click Edit at the top right of the page.

  2. Hover your mouse above or below an existing web part or under the title region, click Circled plus sign used to add a modern web part to a page , and then select the Office 365 Connector web part.

  3. Click Add.

    Connector web part
  4. Browse the list of connectors. When you find the one you want, select Add or Configure.

    A screenshot of the list of connectors with the Add button highlighted

  5. Follow the instructions to set up the connector, and then click Save.

    Not all connectors are integrated in the same way. Some can be configured entirely from within the connector web part, while others require some set up on the service provider's site. Most will have different options depending on the service.

    Here's an example of the BingNews connector configuration screen:

    Bing connector configuration

Change settings

You can change the number of items shown in the web part, and you can also change the configuration settings for the connector using the web part property pane.

  1. If you're not in edit mode already, click Edit at the top right of the page.

  2. Click Edit Web part edit button on the left side of the web part.

    Connector property pane
  3. In the web part property pane on the right, enter the number of items you want to show in the Show this many items at a time box.

    To change the configuration settings of the connector, click Configure connector. Make the changes you want on the settings page for the connector, and then click Save.

Remove a Connector

We recommend that you remove the Connector first, and then remove the web part. If you don't remove the Connector first, messages will continue to be delivered to your group inbox.

If you remove the Connector without removing the web part, the information that has already been delivered will continue to be displayed in the web part, but the information will no longer be updated.

  1. If you're not in edit mode already, click Edit at the top right of the page.

  2. Click Edit Web part edit button on the left side of the web part.

  3. In the web part property pane on the right, click Configure connector.

  4. Click Remove on the settings page for the connector. You may need to click Remove again, in the next screen, if prompted.

  5. After you have removed the connector, you can delete the web part by clicking Delete Delete web part icon on the left side of the web part.

Note: Messages older than 90 days are automatically removed.

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