Enable-Disable Automatic News Digest in SharePoint Online

Requirement: Disable the automatic news digest in SharePoint Online.

How to Disable the SharePoint Online Automatic News Digest?

The Auto News Digest Feature in SharePoint Online sends automated emails to users on the latest relevant News posts from SharePoint sites where they have access but have not viewed them yet, on a weekly basis. This feature is enabled by default in the tenant. Although this is a great way for users to catch up on News, if you want to turn it off, You can use the following PowerShell scripts:

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PowerShell to Disable Automatic News Digest

Although, users can click the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email to get rid of weekly digest emails, If you want to disable the SharePoint auto news digest feature for all users at the tenant level, use this PowerShell as an administrator:

Make sure you have updated the SharePoint Online PowerShell module: Update-Module Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.Powershell

Here is the PowerShell to disable Automatic News Digest Feature in SharePoint Online:

#Connect to SharePoint Online 
Connect-SPOService -url "https://Crescent-admin.sharepoint.com"

#Diable Auto news digest feature
Set-SPOTenant -EnableAutoNewsDigest $False

To re-enable this feature, execute the following cmdlet.

Set-SPOTenant -EnableAutoNewsDigest $true

The same can be done with PnP PowerShell as well:

#Connect to PnP Online
Connect-PnPOnline -Url "https://crescent-admin.sharepoint.com" -UseWebLogin

#Disable the Auto News Digest
Set-PnPTenant -EnableAutoNewsDigest $False

Once executed, all users of the tenant will stop receiving the weekly news digest from SharePoint Online. If needed, You can manually generate a custom news digest from the news available on sites.

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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