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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Please allow the Quick Links webpart to be audience targeted. This webpart is the building block of our sites and would make a huge impact if we could show links to the right people instead of overwhelming them with too many choices.
Hi @HarzicN - for your scenario (as a workaround for now) you could create a separate page for your administrators and change the permissions on it so that only your administrators have access, and have all their info, links, etc. on that page. Then on your main page just have a link to the administrators page Users will see the link to the administrators page, but get access denied - but now they won't see any of the individual links, etc. Not ideal, but better than students seeing all the links, documents, etc.
B. Lil commented
Here it July 2019 and the option is still not available, I even have early release enabled.
Per blog (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/target-content-to-specific-audiences-33d84cb6-14ed-4e53-a426-74c38ea32293) audience targeting shall be available for pages. After enabling it in library settings, I do not see target audience property for selected page. What am I missing?
Jaymin Patel commented
I can see audience targeting for News web part. (It is only available if your entire organization is on targeting release). When I applied Azure AD Security group (Dynamic group) in Audience targeting then Audience targeting is not working and News webpart display all news(pages) in News Web part. Is it expected behavior? when this feature is released to organization with standard release?
it would also be nice/helpful to have target audience on list views too.
Susan Zarakoviti commented
The new audience functionality does not seem to work on a hub site for news webpart with news source setting recommended for current user. Really disappointing...
Jaap Steenis commented
But be sure to implement audience targeting without performance penalties !!!
every web part should be available for target audience
Since the new SharePoint modern sites are not recommended to have multiple sub-sites (aka flat navigation), audience targeting on any web part on any page makes sense, because you can have one team page with a section with web parts that target your core team, and another section with web parts that target your internal partners/stakeholders - people your team supports. This helps keep navigation flat and reduces the number of URLs, pages, sites we admins have to manage.
Mat Wiggins commented
Being able to audience target a specific section, as in modern page sections, of a page would allow for pages to show dynamic content. When building corporate intranets, you could create a section for your Americas content and your Asias content, for example. In many cases, this would eliminate the need to target specific web parts or elements on the page. You would just simply hide and/or show the section based on the targeting.
Hub site navigation needs audience targeting, or maybe better security trimming.
Anthony Di Leonardo commented
Hi, I would love to have audience targeting enabled for the PowerApps web part. This would allow LOB connected applications to function in a state that is clear instead of a nag prompt that says, "It looks like you don't have access to this app. Ask its owner to share it with you."
would it be possible to provide audience targeting for list/ library views?
Enabling target audience for the quick links web part is essential for building our corporate intranet.
If the Quick Links web part were targeted the site admin could create a group of links that have limited access. We are a school and that would allow a page to contain links to areas that are accessible to students and others that are accessible to staff members only. At the moment, we get a lot of requests to access documents that students should not even be aware of. Teachers complain that they are not able to control when and how syllabus materials are released to the students.
Anna Berry commented
Use case for target audiences in Sites web part. Allow to inherit site permissions so site icons are visible only to users who have permission to access to it (instead of seeing the site icon, clicking on it, and getting "access denied" message).
One specific scenario for us is a service where our employees can view some of their financial data. We link to this service from our sharepoint page, and it uses their O365 login. However, the service is not available to all employees.
We would like to have one "My Finances" page in Sharepoint which:
- For users who do have access to the finances service, will show the link and give login instructions OR
- For users who do NOT have access to the finances service, explains this lack and gives them alternatives.
The ideal solution would be to have two Text Web parts: one targeted to each group (via security groups we already have set up). That way they'd see only the instructions that apply to them.
It would be great if we can separate in links or hero webpart.
Imagine this: In a central hub page you would like make an attention to blood donate, but only in one location.
You want a give a quick links section, but one of this links (which point only a local interested page) can targeted by audience.
Kimberly Eridon commented
I'd love it to be available for ALL web parts. Text, Libraries, Lists, images, and Stream are all features I use right now where I need to be able to target specific audiences, so I don't have to make multiple sites with similar content. Please get this running like it did in 2010 sometime soon! Thanks!