News digest in SharePoint Online helps to promote news pages in the form of a newsletter, by simply selecting news articles to include in the news digest and send an email. Here is how to create and send a news digest:
Assuming you have a site with several news posts added recently and displaying them using the “News” widget on a modern page,
- From the News web part, click on “See All” link. (This link will be visible only when you have several posts. You may have to adjust “Number of posts to show” in case if you have only few posts.)
- On clicking “See All” link, you’ll land in a page with “Email a news digest button”. Click on that.
- Select the news posts you want to add to the digest and Click on Next.
- Provide a title to your newsletter, add the recipients who will be receiving this email, add some optional text. You can reorder the posts based on their importance. Once finalized, click on the “Send news digest” button.
The newsletter email will be delivered in a few minutes, and it creates a new page in the “Site Pages library” with the contents of the newsletter so that you can use this as a reference or edit it in the future if you would like to.
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