Dec 11 2019 05:08 AM
Dec 11 2019 05:08 AM
We have a Hub site and are pulling in news from sites associated with the Hub. I have set targeted audiences on those news articles and have tested the functionality on the sites themselves - the audience targeting seems to work fine. However, at the hub site level, pulling the news from those sites into a news web part, when I enable the audience targeting feature, no action is taken. It doesn't appear the audience targeting functionality is working in this scenario. Is this expected behavior?
Dec 11 2019 12:01 PM
Dec 11 2019 01:03 PM
@Pam DeLung I am having this issue as well. I have waited as long as a 24 hour period and still the same result.
Dec 11 2019 01:36 PM
Dec 11 2019 01:56 PM
@Chris Webb - Yes! I watched Laura's Power Hour on the audience targeting, but I can't remember if she covered this scenario. It works perfect on same site testing for us. It's the rolling up of news to hub site level - that's where we're seeing the issue of the audience targeting not working successfully.
Dec 17 2019 01:36 PM
@Chris Webb - Hey there. Wondering if you'd had a chance to test this in your tenant and if so, what was your experience?
Feb 20 2020 04:17 PM
Hi Pam, having the same experience, did you have any joy with this? @Pam DeLung
May 24 2021 11:06 AM
We have the same issue. Has anyone been able to find if this is a bug, or just not supported by SharePoint Online?
May 24 2021 02:54 PM
I managed to figure out the issue, you need to ensure the following for it to work correctly.
1. ensure you have audience target enabled on sitepages of the actual site, and that you enable audience targetting on the news webpart, then verify its actually working correctly.
2. Then go to the hub site, and do the same, enable on the sitepages of the hub and enable on the news webpart.
In short you need to have audience target enabled on hub and on site for the news rollup to work not just on the hub. Hope this helps.
May 26 2021 05:37 AM
One customer has the same problem. The audience is set in the Site Pages and in News webpart on both - the Hub site and the associated site. Targeting works fine on the associated site. No news that has a target audience set in the source site (associated with the hub site) will be displayed on the Hub site News web part.
Does anyone have any ideas what this could be? I'm getting frustrated with that.
May 26 2021 06:08 AM
@Lenkaa - Hi there! Something that may seem small, make sure the news article that you added the target audience has been published to a major version.
May 26 2021 06:26 AM - edited May 26 2021 06:40 AM
Hi @Pam DeLung,
thank you for your reply and help. Bu yes, they are all in the major version. This is a general problem when I view news using the Select site or All sites in the hub option. When I turn off audience targeting in the News webpart, I see all the news from other sites. However, when I turn on this feature, only those that do not have any groups filled in the Audience column will remain displayed.
It looks like SharePoint can't tell if I'm a member of an embedded group or not. But the This site option works with targeting without any problems and displays the news where I'm a member of the group.