Private drafts for SharePoint pages and news - Not available on all sites

Iron Contributor

Some of our modern sites are showing "Create as private draft" others aren't. Some of these sites are reletively new, some we've had for months. No pattern, I can see.

I've checked Draft Item Security and Versioning settings for the Site Pages library and they're correct as shown in Create a private SharePoint page or news post - Microsoft Support.

Am I just being impatient? 

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Two months on and its still the same. Some have it, some don't. Help....anyone :flushed_face:

@Ray Harrison 


I have this problem too, and went through the settings page you posted but still have the 'private draft' option missing from my main communication site hub - even though it was there previously on this site.


There's not much else I can find from searching so maybe a quite rare issue?

We have the fix!

The setting “Site Collection Features, Limited-access user permission lockdown mode" had been activated.