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(Updated) Image Tags in SharePoint

SharePoint Online, SharePoint Development Services

From Microsoft Corporation
Technical Bulletin MC272451 · Published Jul 23, 2021 · Last updated Feb 3, 2022

Message Summary

Updated February 03, 2022: We have updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Currently, when images are uploaded to SharePoint, a column named Tags is automatically created and includes descriptive labels to help with search. With the new update, we will migrate tags from the previous text-based and read only Tags column and implement a new editable Image Tags column.  End-users will be able to manually add or remove tags from this column. The tags will also appear in the details pane. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 88708

When this will happen:

We expect this rollout to begin in early February (previously late January) and expect the rollout to be completed by early March (previously mid-November).  

How this will affect your organization:

With this change, we will migrate tags from the previous text-based and read-only Tags column to a new editable Image Tags column. If users have library views or flows that include the old column, the old column will disappear from the view and the new column will need to be added manually. To manually add a column to a view, see Change the view of a list or library. To manually add a column to a flow, see Overview of using flows with SharePoint.

Note: the current limit of tags per image will remain. Microsoft is planning to provide a licensed-based method should your image tagging requirements go beyond this limit. More on this later this year.

What you need to do to prepare:

We recommend that you notify your users about the upcoming change and new functionality and include steps to recreate library views and flows.

Learn more about image tag functionality: Work with Image Tags in a SharePoint Library
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