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When you add a modern page to a site, you add and customize web parts, which are the building blocks of your page. This article describes the Quick links web part.

Note: Some functionality is introduced gradually to organizations that have opted in to the Targeted Release program. This means that you may not yet see this feature or it may look different than what is described in the help articles. 

With Quick links, you can "pin" items to your page for easy access.

New Quick Links Screen

What would you like to do?

Add the Quick links web part

  1. If your page is not already in edit mode, select Edit at the top right of the page.

  2. Hover your mouse above or below an existing web part and you'll see a line with a circled +, like this:

    Plus sign for adding web parts to a page

  3. Select  Circled plus sign used to add a modern web part to a page and then select the Quick links web part.

  4. Type over the Quick links title to add your own title.

    Quick links web part
  5. Click the layout options above the Quick links to select your layout. 

    Accessing the Quick Links layout options from the web part's toolbar.

  6. Select the Edit web part Screenshot of Edit pencil icon button to access additional options for the selected layout. Each layout has different options. For example, you can choose to Show image in layout for the Compact layout, and you can choose to Show descriptions for List and Button layouts.

    Properties pane showing additional options for a selected layout.

    Here's a comparison of how each of the layouts look:

Compact

Compact view of Quick Links

The compact layout is designed to show icons at 48 x 48 px.

Filmstrip

Comparison of Quick links compact and filmstrip

The Filmstrip layout is designed to show images that at 212 to 286 px in width, with an aspect ratio of 9/16 where height is 9 and width is 16.

Grid

SharePoint only

Viewing quick links in the grid layout

Button

SharePoint only

Button layout of quick links

List

SharePoint only

List layout

Tiles

SharePoint only

Quick links in a tile layout

Audience targeting

By using audience targeting, you can promote links to specific groups of people. This is useful when you want to present information that is especially relevant to a particular group of people. For example, you can target links for specific project information to team members and stakeholders of the project. To use audience targeting, you must first enable audience targeting in the web part property pane, and then edit each quick link to specify the audience to target.

Note: If you've selected an audience group that you recently created or changed, it may take some time to see targeting applied for that group.

Enable audience targeting

  1. If your page is not already in edit mode, select Edit at the top right of the page, and select the Quick links web part.

  2. Select the Edit web part Screenshot of Edit pencil icon button.

  3. In the Filter section, slide the toggle for Enable audience targeting to On.

Image of the edit pane with the toggle to enable audience targeting in the on position

Set the target audiences for each link

  1. If your page is not already in edit mode, select Edit at the top right of the page, and select the Quick links web part.

  2. Hover over the link you want to edit then select the Edit item pencil at the bottom of the item you want to edit.

    Quick link edit button

  3. Under Audiences, type or search for the group(s) you want to target.

Image of the edit pane with the text box in which to set target audiences

On the page, while you're in edit mode, you can see which links have audiences selected by looking for the audience icon Image of the edit pane with the text box in which to set target audiences next to the link.

Once your page is published, audience targeting will take effect.

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