Allow existing modern pages to be promoted to the "News", and demoted back from news to page
It´s very important to not only promote modern pages to News, but also to be able to demote News back to page, i.e. if one promoted a page to News accidentily, or as soon as a News reached it´s timeframe where it´s no News anymore, but the info it contains has to be maintained as a page.
A Meyer commented
In SPO, we use the Promoted State to remove a post from the News without deleting it. Change the Promoted State from 2 to 0. However, this does not remove the post from the associated hub site. We funnel news from many sites into our hub. There needs to be an easier way to control news at the site level and at the hub level.
Please add a way to remove old News articles without deleting with no archive. Currently there is no way to remove News without deleting
Matt M commented
I agree with this request. Many of my customer have "news" pages that they want to update and "repost" to have it come back into the "Recent News" view. Since the News Web part is based on the "First Published Date" value, there needs to be an easy method in the UI to have a user "Demote" make updates, and then "Promote" with a recent "First Published Date" value.
We've used the version history for the page to achieve this result.
Publish the page. Then promote it. When you don't want it promoted anymore, restaure the version that was published before it got promoted.