How do you find the people and resources important to your work? When you share important files with others, are they able to find them again later, when they need them? Viva Topics provides new ways to discover and explore information from your content in Microsoft 365.  

Topics empowers you to do the following. 

  1. Discover important topics highlighted in content.

  2. Find people and content connected to important topics.

  3. Improve the network by adding topic definitions, editing connections and more.

Discover important topics highlighted in related content 

As you read content stored in Microsoft 365, topics will be highlighted inline. When you hover over the topic name, you’ll see more information shown in a topic card. You may see a prompt to provide feedback on topic cards and topic pages. When you give feedback on topics, you improve the experience for yourself and others. 

Topics will introduce topic highlights gradually across the service. At first, you’ll see highlights in SharePoint news and pages.

Find people and content connected to important topics 

Topic cards provide a summary of the information on a topic. The description, people and resources shown may have been automatically identified. Select the topic name to see the full information on the topic, including the associated people and resources.  

Only the resources that have been shared with you will be shown to you. Others may see a different summary or may not see the topic highlighted if the resources have not been shared with them. 

Improve the network by adding topic definitions, editing connections and more 

Topic pages provide the full detail on a topic and can be curated by anyone designated by your organization. While the topic card shows only two people and resources, you’ll see the full list on the topic page. Edit the page to improve the description or update the connections to people and resources. While everyone can provide feedback to improve the network, your organization may restrict who can edit topics directly. Only people who the resources have been shared with will see the topics and resources.

A video overview of Viva Topics

Watch a short video overview of Topics on Microsoft Docs.

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