I cannot see it anywhere: neither in Edit -> Insert -> Web Part, nor Edit -> Insert -> App Part. Do I have to enable a certain Feature to be able to use Newsfeed?

  • Here it is: Insert > WebPart > Social Collboration > Site Feed.
    – rjose
    Commented Aug 1, 2017 at 7:02

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Yes. You need to activate Site Feed feature in Site Settings --> Manage site features. Then, when adding web part, under Site Collaboration group you will have the Site Feed WebPart


Yo must activate this feature in _layouts/15/ManageFeatures.aspx enter image description here

  • I still dont see the option to add news feed. I have already activated the site feature.
    – user21531
    Commented Dec 19, 2013 at 18:03
  • The feature is called "Site Feed" Commented Dec 20, 2013 at 8:46
  • I don't see it either. I'm on a Team site and the Site feed webpart is on the default home page. But I cannot see it under Social Collaboration or any other category Commented May 7, 2014 at 15:56
  • I updated the post with a picture Commented May 7, 2014 at 22:06
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    See the answer from Anders Austad- the Site Feed feature needs to be activated in the site collection root web as well, for some reason. Doing this got the Site Feed web part to show up for me in my sub site. Commented May 15, 2014 at 18:30

As stated by others: The "Site feed" feature needs to be activated on the site where you are trying to add the Newsfeed webpart.

But there is one very important gotcha: The "Site feed" feature also needs to be activated on the site collection root site if you are working on a sub-site. I found this out by accident a while ago, went back and checked it now on SP 2013 SP1, and the issue has not been fixed. You still have to activate the feature on the root site.

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    Current SP-Online as of today -> still need to activate "SiteFeed" on Site & rootSite !
    – Nils
    Commented Jan 18, 2016 at 13:37

Just a clarification - This is NOT an issue but just the way SP is designed.

Essentially allowing for more granular control across your site.

Features need to be enabled top down (Application all the way to the subsite level) Only then the feature is available. Still needs to be turned on - does NOT get turned on by default on all sites (understandably as you would not want features turning on by default across the few hundred sites/subsites you may have).


Just download the sitefeed webpart: site settings\ under web designer galleries go to web parts. if you do not see this go to top level site collection and go to web parts\ look to see if you can find site feed web part, if you do download it to desktop, go to site you want site feed webpart, edit the page, click on the zone where you want to add a webpart, insert a webpart, under categories upload a web part and browse and upload, you can add now. if you do not see the site feed web part in the gallery click files, new document, new, now you can check the box for site feed web part to add site feed webpart to the gallery and you can do rest by following above instructions.


Go to Insert, under categories scroll to Social Collaboration, under Parts click Newsfeed and add.

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    It clearly states in the question that the webpart is not visible here Commented Dec 17, 2015 at 15:23

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