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Turn off Microsoft Viva daily briefing

How to turn off Microsoft Viva daily briefing emails? Every day the users get an email from Microsoft Viva about their daily briefing. You didn’t make any changes in the Microsoft tenant, and it shows up in their inbox. Why is that? That’s because the Briefing email is on by default in the Microsoft 365 tenant. In this article, we will show how to turn off Microsoft Viva daily briefing.

Microsoft Viva daily briefing

An example of how the Briefing emails look like in the user mailbox.

Turn off Microsoft Viva daily briefing email

How to turn off Microsoft Viva daily briefing

There are a couple of ways to turn off Microsoft Viva daily briefing:

  1. Use PowerShell to enable/disable the Briefing email for individual users
  2. Set the default opt-in or opt-out option at the tenant level in the Microsoft 365 admin center
  3. Users can individually opt-out by selecting the Unsubscribe link at the end of the Briefing email

Let’s look at how to stop briefing emails for the entire organization at the tenant level.

Turn off Microsoft Viva in tenant

To turn off Microsoft Via daily briefing, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to Microsoft 365 admin center
  2. Expand Settings in the left pane
  3. Choose Org settings in the submenu
  4. Click on Services in the top bar
  5. Choose Briefing email from Microsoft Viva from the list
Turn off Microsoft Viva daily briefing 365 admin center
  1. Uncheck the box Let people in your organization receive Briefing email
  2. Click Save
Turn off Microsoft Viva daily briefing uncheck

You successfully turned off Microsoft Viva emails.

Keep reading: Add tag to external emails in Microsoft 365 for extra security »


You learned how to turn off Microsoft Viva daily briefing. The email briefing is on by default for the users. After turning off briefing in the Microsoft 365 tenant, the users will not receive a briefing email daily.

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ALI TAJRAN is a passionate IT Architect, IT Consultant, and Microsoft Certified Trainer. He started Information Technology at a very young age, and his goal is to teach and inspire others. Read more »

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. I have unsubscribed. It worked for a few days, but is now dropping in to my Inbox. What is very surprising to me is what on earth Microsoft think they can give as a daily ‘briefing’ to a very disparate user base. Purely alienating and demonstrates how Microsoft does not understand its users.

  2. I tried the unsubscribe, the response was “This action cannot be completed.” Really, Microsoft?

  3. Thank you for this article. We try to teach our users to be suspicious of unknown, unsolicited emails and not click on the links in them. Then MS starts sending this useless spam without opting in.

  4. We weren’t able to save your settings. Please wait a few minutes and try again.
    Microsoft showing this message after I’m trying to uncheck “let people in your organization receive Briefing email.” I did it more than 10 times and the same message.

    1. We also tried this, but keep getting the message that settings weren’t able to be saved. Please wait for a few minutes and try again. Tried it for several days, but not working.

    2. I can confirm that this is happening at the moment in my Microsoft 365 tenants. I already talked to Microsoft about it. Just wait, and they will fix it, and then you can disable the Microsoft Viva briefing email.

      Update March 14, 2022: Microsoft fixed it, and I can confirm that in my tenants.

  5. Microsoft REALLY wants us to receive these emails, to the point that it is suspicious. I have tried to block it, marking it has junk, I have used the Ignore button. (All this because I don’t usually use unsubscribe as some devious organizations use that to prove that you exist). Went to the Admin Center to turn off for the entire organization – it will not SAVE my changes. It will accept my feedback. I have tried the unsubscribe in the email. Will see if this works or if I will have an email tomorrow morning.
    Thank you for your article Ali, it was the clearest IT article I have read. Love the screenshots to show me exactly what to look for. I will start following you for my IT education. 🙂

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