How can I grant permission to a user to only see a specific view of a SharePoint list and not "All Items", I cannot find any related settings in "Permissions for this list".

This solution here View for individual user groups seems exactly what I need.

I am not sure why I can not see Mohs Sich in the list of the target audience, I have tested all the three options: Please note this user is an external user.

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    Are you using classic experience of modern experience? To set the permissions on particular view you need to use Target Audience. Check my answer given here and here. Commented Mar 11, 2020 at 6:17
  • Thanks it looks like exactly what I am looking for, just a point, added two photos Commented Mar 11, 2020 at 6:45
  • Sorry...Where have you added photos? Commented Mar 11, 2020 at 6:47
  • added photos, thanks Commented Mar 11, 2020 at 6:51
  • Thank you. Added my answer below. please upvote and accept it as an answer. keep using this platform to ask your doubts. Commented Mar 11, 2020 at 7:07

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Currently there is No way to use target Audience in SharePoint Modern List view.


  1. Go to your SharePoint list.
  2. Click on Return to classic SharePoint (You can find it below left side navigation - bottom left corner of the page).
  3. Click on Settings (Gear icon) --> Edit page.
  4. Then select the list web part & then Edit Web Part.
  5. In web part properties panel, expand Advanced section, it is on the most right corner of the page next to the list (you may need to scroll horizontally, as shown below).
  6. Inside Target Audiences add your administrators group (admini_folder).
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click on PAGE from top ribbon --> Select Stop Editing.
  9. Click on Exit classic experience (You can find it below left side navigation - bottom left corner of the page).

This only works for groups, so you need to add your user to a group.

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  1. Check Target web parts to an audience at: How does Audience Targeting in a List / Document Library work?
  2. Check Web Parts topic on Page 4 at: Audience Targeting in SharePoint.
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    thx a lot again Commented Mar 11, 2020 at 7:22
  • @Ganesh, I am not sure what set-up this is for, but your instructions fail at step 2 in the modern experience as there is no "return to classic experience" option. Also you add target audience sections in the page menu from the site contents screen. Commented May 17, 2021 at 12:13
  • @RobertW081171 - I'm not seeing this. I know you can add Audience Targeting to the List Settings' Audience Targeting" menu but that only enables an item-level audience targeting using a new column.
    – ChasEpes
    Commented Jul 18, 2023 at 14:23

In addition to Ganesh answer (Which I really appreciate that), I also found another way to automate this in Power Automate (MS Flow) as mentioned in this post (Thanks to Chelsea and Rohit):

Is there a way to stop editing an item when the approval status is pending in SP online list?

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