Boost news from organization news sites

Boost important news and announcements from your organization to prioritize their visibility and increase readership. Boosted news posts display with a lightning bolt icon, except in the Viva Connections Feed web part and in the Viva Connections Feed mobile app, which will display the word boosted at the top of the post instead. You can order your boosted news to determine which shows first, and you can set an expiration date for the boosting of individual posts.

When you boost a news post, this news will display in the Feed web part for Viva Connections as well as the Feed for Viva Connections in the Microsoft Teams mobile app.


  • Some functionality is introduced gradually to organizations that have opted in to the Targeted Release program. This means that you may not yet see this feature or it may look different than what is described in the help articles.

  • Coming soon: boosted news posts will be shown in auto news digests, the News web part, and the SharePoint app bar. Stay tuned for more locations where boosted news will be shown.

  • You can boost news posts from organization news sites only.

  • A maximum 10 news posts can be boosted for each organization news site.

  • You must have edit permissions on the organization news site to boost news posts.

  1. On your organization news site, open the published news post you want to boost.

  2. On the command bar at the top, select Boost.

    Boost command

  3. In the panel on the right, make sure the toggle for Boost is set to On.

    News boost property pane

  4. Under Boost until, select a date by which you want the news post to stop being boosted.

  5. If you have boosted multiple news posts, you can indicate the order in which they should appear under Boost in this order.Just drag or use the up and down arrows to move the news posts in the boost order you want.

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