Classic usage and popularity reports to be discontinued

Introduction

Classic usage and popularity reports are in the process of being removed and will no longer be available after February 29, 2020. Instead, users will be able to find site usage data through the modern Site Usage report. The data that's represented in the modern Site Usage report includes data from both classic and modern sites.

The popularity reports provide historical data for a period of three years about the usage of your sites, site collections, document libraries, folders, and items. To understand these reports better, review View Popularity Trends and Most Popular Items.

What will happen to the existing data?

The data from the classic popularity reports will not be available after February 29, 2020. If it's required, you can download and save historical data from these reports before February 29, 2020. To learn more about downloading the classic usage reports in Excel, please refer to our support article.

Where can I find my data in the future?

Site usage data for classic sites will no longer be available in popularity reports starting on March 1, 2020. Instead, you can get site usage data from the modern Site Usage page.

To see the page, select Popularity trends from Site settings. You can access usage data for the last 90 days.

Usage data on the modern Site Usage page may not exactly match the classic popularity reports. Learn more about the modern Site Usage page.

Have questions?

Please submit your feedback or questions to Message Center post 195889 (MC195889), in the Message Center.