We have added the News modern web part to our modern page, and we chose the "Recommended for Current user" as the News Source, as follow:

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But what are the criteria that make a News page recommended for the current user? any advice?

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When you chose the "Recommended for Current user" as the News Source, news web part will display posts which are recommended for the currently logged in user.

Criteria for recommendation:

  • News from people the user works with
  • News from managers in the chain of people the user works with, mapped against the user's own chain of management and connections
  • The user's top 20 followed sites
  • The user's frequently visited sites

Documentation: Use the News web part on a SharePoint page

  • thanks a lot for your helpful reply.. but what does "People the user worked with" exactly means? are those related to the organization structure/chart? or the user which the user have shared files and pages with?
    – John John
    Commented Nov 4, 2021 at 13:31
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    I think it's both. Your managers and who has the same manager as you. Also, based on the collaboration you do with other users. For example, when you and a colleague attend the same meetings or update the same document, etc. Commented Nov 4, 2021 at 15:50

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