Solved: How do I Disable SharePoint Weekly Auto News Digest Update?

Microsoft introduced SharePoint Auto Digest News Digest Feature sends automated email to users about the latest News posts in weekly basic. This feature is enabled by default in the tenant. Although this is a great way for users to catch up on News that they may have missed.

Solved: How do I Disable SharePoint Weekly Auto News Digest Update?

Problem Symptom: However many users reported the auto digest email is not appropriate. Some use SharePoint Online without utilising the News pages functionality, some user have SharePoint Online activated in advance of adoption activities with users unaware of this new feature, others only use SharePoint Online with Teams. SharePoint Weekly Auto News Digest emails will create lots of trouble for users as well as technical support team, and not having an admin option to disable this new feature on behalf of users is disappointing.

Follow the steps below to disable, stop, or turn off SharePoint weekly auto news digest globally in your tenant.

Content Summary

Solution 1: Unsubscribe for individual user
Solution 2: Disable automatic news digest with PowerShell

Solution 1: Unsubscribe for individual user

If users want to opt-out of receiving the SharePoint weekly auto digest email, they can click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

If users want to opt-out of receiving the SharePoint weekly auto digest email, they can click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

Solution 2: Disable automatic news digest with PowerShell

Step 1: Click on the Search icon in the Taskbar to open Search box.

Step 2: Type powershell in the Search box.

Step 3: Right-click on the Windows PowerShell and click on the Run as administrator option from the context menu to open elevated PowerShell.

Step 4: The User Account Control (UAC) window will prompt. Click Yes to run the PowerShell as Administrator.

Step 5: Enter the following PowerShell command to install the SharePoint Online Management Shell running the cmdlet: Install-Module -Name Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.PowerShell
If the module already installed, then execute the following PowerShell command to update it to the latest version: Update-Module Microsoft.Online.SharePoint.Powershell

Step 6: Enter the following PowerShell command to connect to the tenant as an Admin: Connect-SPOService https://tenant-admin.sharepoint.com
Note: Replace the tenant name with yours.

Step 7: Authenticate in the tenant using your credentials.

Step 8: Enter the following PowerShell command to disable the SharePoint weekly auto news digest: Set-SPOTenant -EnableAutoNewsDigest $false
Once theses cmdlets get executed all the users will stop receiving the weekly news digest.

Note: If you want to enable back SharePoint weekly auto news digest again in future, you can execute the following PowerShell command: Set-SPOTenant -EnableAutoNewsDigest $true