SharePoint Online: How to Turn Off “You may also be interested in” Feature?

“You may also be interested in” is a new feature in SharePoint Online that helps people to find related content based on their previous page views, likes, and comments. In case, you don’t want this feature, You can disable it either at the site level or page level. Just edit any modern page and slide the switch to On or Off to enable or disable the “You may also be interested in” feature for that page.

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Disable “You may also be interested in” feature in SharePoint Online

If you want to turn off this feature for the entire site (web), then you can deactivate this feature at the site level (So that you don’t have to edit each page and turn the slider OFF!).

  • Go to Site Settings >> Site Information >> View All Site Settings
  • Click on “Manage site features”
  • Locate “SharePoint Recommendations” and click on “Deactivate” and then confirm by clicking “Deactivate this feature”.
disable you may also be interested in feature in sharepoint online

This feature is enabled in the Communication Site by default. So, When you create a new page, you’ll see the “You may also be interested in” section at the bottom of the page.

Disable SharePoint Recommendations Feature using PowerShell

Use this PnP PowerShell script to disable the feature for SharePoint Online site.

#Config Variable
$SiteURL = "https://Crescent.sharepoint.com/sites/HRPortal"
$FeatureId = "780AC353-EAF8-4AC2-8C47-536D93C03FD6" #Web Scoped SharePoint Recommendations Feature

#Connect to PnP Online
Connect-PnPOnline -Url $SiteURL -UseWebLogin

#Get the Feature
$Feature = Get-PnPFeature -Scope Web -Identity $FeatureId 

#Get the Feature status
If($Feature.DefinitionId -ne $null)
{    
    #Deactivate the Feature
    Write-host -f Yellow "Deactivating Feature..."
    Disable-PnPFeature -Scope Web -Identity $FeatureId -Force

    Write-host -f Green "Feature Deactivated Successfully!"
}
Else
{
    Write-host -f Yellow "Feature is Not active!"
}

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

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