How to get sharepoint properties panel enabled in Office Apps by default from Sharepoint Online

Copper Contributor

Previously with Sharepoint on prem and older Office version using the Document Information Panel (DIP) you could enable in SharePoint to always open/display the DIP when opening documents from a library.


Now with the move to the SharePoint Properties Panel and using SharePoint Online I cannot find a way to have this enabled by default when opening documents.


As Metadata is critical to using SharePoint as any form of a document management system this needs to be enabled. Is there some registry key or something from client side? Or some option in the maze of settings on the SharePoint Online side the equivalent of the DIP enabled one?


This is what I mean by SharePoint Properties Panel:




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