General availability of Viva Connections announcements

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We are excited to announce general availability of the Viva Connections announcements. This feature is now available in all normal Microsoft 365 tenants worldwide. Announcements allow you to create and share time-sensitive messages in Viva Connections. You can set up, manage, and schedule announcements from your organization’s SharePoint home site or directly from the Viva Connections user interface if you have the required permissions.


Viva Connections announcements is part of a larger set of updates rolling out by end of 2023 and early 2024, packaged under the Viva Connections version 3. These updates are providing new set of features and capabilities for the Viva Connections experiences across mobile, tablet and desktop experiences.


Nancy Handa and Vesa Juvonen are discussing and showcasing the announcement feature within following video.



Frequently asked questions

Is the announcements be available across all experiences?

Announcements feature is available in all different Viva Connections experiences, including desktop, tablet and mobile.


Does announcements require a specific license?

Yes. Starting in October 2023, users will be required to have a Microsoft Viva suite or Viva Communications and Communities license to utilize the announcements feature. See Microsoft Viva plans and pricing for more info.


Is announcements available in GCC, GCC High, and DoD environments?

No. Announcements are unavailable in GCC, GCC High, and DoD environments. For more information, refer to the list of service availability.


Are announcements visible in SharePoint sites?

Viva Connections Announcements are currently only visible in the Viva Connections experience. Surfacing the announcements also in the SharePoint site is something which we have got some feedback previously. Please let us know in the comments if this feature would be useful also for you. Your feedback matters.





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