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Uplevel collaborative notetaking with Loop components in OneNote

We’re excited to announce that you can now harness the power of Loop components in OneNote apps on the Web, Windows, and Teams. With multiple Loop component types to create on OneNote, collaborative notetaking has never been more seamless in your digital notebook. 

 

What are Loop components? 

Loop components are sharable, editable pieces of content, such as lists, tables, and tasks, that are accessible and stay in sync across all the places they’re added across M365 apps. They represent the most elemental portable piece of a Loop workspace, and by using them in your notebooks, you can remain focused on your personal content while collaborating with others in real time without having to switch between different apps.   without having to switch between different apps.   

 

An image demonstrating Loop components used for real time collaboration on a meeting agenda and notes on the canvas of OneNote.An image demonstrating Loop components used for real time collaboration on a meeting agenda and notes on the canvas of OneNote.

 

 

To get started with Loop components in OneNote, click on Loop Components under the Insert tab from the OneNote apps for the Web, Windows, or Teams.   

 

A snapshot of the Insert tab on the ribbon of the OneNote Windows app containing the Loop components option.A snapshot of the Insert tab on the ribbon of the OneNote Windows app containing the Loop components option.

 

Multiple relevant Loop component types for a truly collaborative notetaking 

Choose and insert from a dozen different Loop component types right from the Insert tab on your ribbon. These components are aimed to help you and your team with the most common scenarios for collaborative notetaking, such as a task list, progress tracker, and kanban board.    

 

An image showcasing different Loop components available for insertion when clicking on the Loop components option from the Insert tab on the ribbon.An image showcasing different Loop components available for insertion when clicking on the Loop components option from the Insert tab on the ribbon.

   

 

Real time collaboration, across Microsoft 365 

Get more done right from your notebook with Loop components, which stays in sync across chats, emails, meetings, or documents in real time. Loop components created from any of the eligible M365 apps can be pasted in OneNote and vice versa. Learn more about what apps that currently support Loop components from our support article. 

An animated gif demonstrating Loop components pasted in a Teams chat and on a OneNote canvas being edited and syncing in real time.An animated gif demonstrating Loop components pasted in a Teams chat and on a OneNote canvas being edited and syncing in real time.

 

 

Bring your team together with added collaboration features 

With Loop components comes an added array of collaboration features including @mentions, comments, and reactions. In addition, Loop components are always live, which means you get to see who’s viewing or editing the Loop component on your OneNote page.     
 

An image demonstrating @mentions functionality within a Loop component on OneNote canvas.An image demonstrating @mentions functionality within a Loop component on OneNote canvas.

Scenarios to try 

  • Create or paste a task list Loop component to keep track of your work items, while staying in sync with Planner and To Do. 

An image showing a task list Loop components on the OneNote canvas with tasks assigned to various individuals along with due dates.An image showing a task list Loop components on the OneNote canvas with tasks assigned to various individuals along with due dates.

 

  • Create a progress tracker Loop component within a page in the OneNote-powered Notes tab of your Teams channel to collaborate with your team members on a project. Tag owners to specific work areas to track and accelerate progress.  
  • Collaborate in real time on shared agendas and notes with your team members for your upcoming meetings right from your notebook. Enhance your workflow by having your shared notes right next to your personal notes on the same notebook page.  
  • Improve organization and reduce context switching by consolidating Loop components on OneNote pages.   

 

Availability and requirements 

Accessing Microsoft Loop and Loop components in OneNote requires a commercial M365 subscription.    

 

Loop components in OneNote are generally available to users on our Web and Teams apps and will soon be available to users on our Windows Desktop app starting June 2024. Learn more and keep track of the rollout status and platform availability of the latest OneNote features from our Microsoft 365 roadmap!   

 

Note: Loop components are being gradually rolled out and are made available through your work account. Within OneNote, Loop components are available only if your organization allows creation of links that can be edited or viewed by anyone in the organization. Loop components are being rolled out to Windows, Web, and Teams but are not yet available in OneNote for mobile or Mac/iOS. Loop components in OneNote app for the Web and Teams may be available only to targeted release users in your organization and available via Insiders Beta for the OneNote Windows desktop app.   

 

Feedback 

We want to hear about your experience! Please share your feedback by selecting Help > Feedback in OneNote on Windows, or by selecting Help > Give Feedback to Microsoft in OneNote for the web. 

Please also feel free to navigate to our FAQ for questions specifically about Loop components in OneNote.  

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