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, click 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. Click 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 Edit web part Web part edit button button to set your options:

    Quick links layout options

  6. Select a layout, and choose the options you want for that 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.

    Here is 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 Web part edit button 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, click Edit at the top right of the page, and select the Quick links web part.

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

  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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