Enable Audience targeting on modern page web parts
It would be great to be able to target content by Audience (using global audiences and SharePoint groups) on the modern web parts just like we were able on the classic pages. Thanks
We’re rolled out audience targeting on pages and news posts, and allow targeting content in the news and highlighted content web parts. You can also soon target links in quick links (see the product roadmap for dates).
If you have specific web parts you’d like to see add audience targeting capabilities, please create an individual request for each part.
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The ability to be able to enable target audience for the Quick Launch navigation link is also pivotal as you roll this out. The target audience feature should not just be limited to web parts and lists as it already existed with on prem SharePoint.
Any update from the Devs?
Last update was November 2018
Concur with all the other comments - weather and clock web parts should be able to detect user location so that correct time and weather be presented to the user. We could do this type of thing in SP2010 simply by applying a filter =[Me] to many web parts. It's now almost 2020 so really amazing that 'old' technology had more capability than the Modern platform.
Bo George commented
It would be great if audiences could also be applied to Text and Image web parts. This would allow authoring a single page but having portions targeted to specific groups.
For example an HR Benefits page that might only show specific text or images to users in a given region as defined by an audience
I am leaving the modern site, too much functions are missing comparing to the classic site
If it can be enabled on a normal text or URL(links) webparts as we work around the world and it will be good to have different URL for different countries.
Jakub Urban commented
Agree with Quick Links.
Customers are asking for targeting other webparts. E.g. they are asking for creating a different links for different group of users. The use case is to have a guidepost page with links based on the target group.
Two possible solutions here:
1. enable targeting of each link (preferred)
2. enable targeting for the whole webpart
go for Quick Links as next webpart
Jesse Lambert commented
I echo the sentiment that this should be a capability on all webparts. However, I think it's super important for Document Library webparts! Having a message that a document library is empty until you click See All and get Access Denied is NOT USER FRIENDLY!
Audience targeting should be added back for navigation items and all web parts. One of the things that makes SharePoint easy to configure for different sections of an organisation.
Lindsey Woolmington commented
There should be this feature available for EVERY web part. I understand the popularity of applying audience targetting for News, Highlighted content and Events; however, web parts such as Quick Links are often used to show certain links that are specific to different groups. Currently, I have two Quick Links Web parts for two groups and ideally, they should be able to exposed only to the login user based on their group.
Please do provide access control for the file viewer webpart. If the user doesn't have access to a certain file via file viewer, he should not be able to see that web part altogether on the webpage.
Jon Tereba commented
Upvote for modern Quick Links and Hub/Site navigation. We have an HR Site used by offices around the globe and utilize the quick links modern web part to direct users to benefit sites and documents. Users should only see those links that pertain or are relevant to them.
Quick links should only show users links that they have access to, like side nav
Susan Pierce commented
Needed for Quick Links and Top menu ASAP please
I would strongly suggest option to hide or display shared-path especially to the external collaborators as organization may at time need to prevent glance into the folder structure of the share drive.
If possible I'd like to add to this, that the Content Editor Webpart is also a missing element from Modern pages, that should be added
Mark Cooley commented
I would really like to see audience targetting everywhere, these are the main areas that would be useful for our organisation
- Targeting of individual menu items in the hub navigation and site navigation menus
- Targeting of individual links within the quick links web part
- Targeting of entire web parts on pages (some web parts only need to be visable for certain audiences)
- Targeting of page sections (would be useful for grouping audience specific content within a page)
Please enable on quicklinks and links
On the Communication Site, we cannot set the audience target on the top links. Also normally almost every web part present on Modern web page should be enabled with Audience targeting.