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Add and edit user profile properties in SharePoint

You can manage the user profiles from the Office 365 admin center. if you want to create new user profile properties you can do it from user profile properties. you can update the user profile properties by accessing user profiles from the SharePoint admin center.(Admin level permission required to perform this)

1. Open Microsoft 365 admin center and navigate to SharePoint admin center. 

2. On SharePoint admin center , Click on More features



3. Now click on the open, under the User profiles section.

4. Now you are at manage profile page, Click on Manage User Properties

5. Click on New Property and it will redirect you to another page.

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6.   In the Property Settings  section, In the Name box, type the name of property, this name is used 
      by services, In the Display Name box, type the name, this name will be displayed at user profiles to all users.

In the User Description section, In the Description box, type the description for property, this description will appear on the edit property page.


In Policy Settings section, select the policy setting what you want to set for the users. If you want to allow the users to override these settings select User can override.

In Edit Settings section, you select option if you want to allow users to edit this property.

In Display Settings. you set how the property will be viewed by the users.(Display settings depends on your policy setting).



In Search Settings ,you can select option as per your need, you can select both options as well.

In Property Mapping for Synchronization, In this you can remove mapping if exists.

In Add New Mapping , In this you can specify field or attribute you want to map with this field.


Now click on OK.

Edit User profile property:

1. On the Manage user profile property page, select the property you want to edit and click on   Edit 
2. Now you are at Edit user profile property page, change the element you want to change.

3. Click on OK.

Delete User profile property:

1. On the Manage user profile property page, select the property you want to delete and click on      Delete



2.  Check the value you have selected and Click on OK.


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