Personalize your Office 365 experience

Features in this article are available only in Microsoft 365 for business.

Personalization capabilities are not available in Microsoft 365 Family or Microsoft 365 Personal subscriptions.

There are several ways you can personalize Microsoft 365 and the Office 365 app launcher, to make it easier to use and to suit your personal style.

Personalize your Microsoft 365

Pin Microsoft 365 apps to the app launcher

When you view the app launcher for the first time, you'll see the core Office apps. If your favorites aren't shown, you can add them—giving you quick access to the Office apps you use most frequently.

  1. On the Microsoft 365 navigation bar at the top of the screen, click the App launcher icon The app launcher icon in Office 365 .

  2. Click All apps to view all of the Microsoft 365 available to you.

  3. Scroll through the list and locate the app you want to add to the app launcher.

  4. Hover over the app to highlight it and then hover over or right-click the ellipsis that appears.

  5. Choose Pin to launcher.

Change the Microsoft 365 theme

The Microsoft 365 theme sets the color scheme and backdrop for the Microsoft 365 navigation bar at the top of the screen. It also changes the color of some of the tiles in the App launcher to match.

  1. On the Microsoft 365 navigation bar at the top of the screen, click the Settings icon Settings icon .

  2. Click a theme in the gallery to see it previewed on your screen. Scroll down and click Save to set it as your theme.

    Theme options

Change Microsoft 365 notifications

By default, Microsoft 365 will ping you when new mail arrives and when it's time for a reminder--with a pop up or with a sound. You can change these settings at any time.

  1. In the Microsoft 365 navigation bar at the top of the screen, click the Settings icon Settings icon .

  2. Under Notifications, click the arrow to open the list and select or clear notifications to enable or disable them, and then click Save.

    Office 365 Notifications

Change your Microsoft 365 password, or app settings

If your organization permits it, you can change your Microsoft 365 password from here too. Just click Change your password and follow the prompts.

Note: You can also change the theme and notifications from the My account page, Settings tab. Click on your picture in the Microsoft 365 navigation bar at the top of the screen and select My account.

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