Use the SharePoint app bar

SharePoint now features the new SharePoint app bar. The app bar is designed to showcase personalized content and enhance intranet wayfinding. The SharePoint app bar makes important content and resources more accessible no matter where you are in SharePoint and can be accessed on the left-hand side anywhere in modern sites.

Image of the SharePoint app bar

Notes: 

  • This feature will begin rolling out to customers in March 2021.

Browse content in the app bar

Browse content by selecting the icons in the SharePoint app bar. If your organization has not set up global navigation, the first icon you’ll see in the app bar is a home icon.

Image of the SharePoint app bar tabs

  • Home – Select the home icon to navigate directly to the SharePoint start page.

  • My sites – See sites that you frequently visit and sites that you follow.

  • My news – Review curated news based on your activity and interests.

  • My files – View and access files that you’ve recently been working on.

Note: Personalized content in the sites, news, and files tabs cannot be customized and are driven by Microsoft Graph. Only your tenant administrator can enable or disable Microsoft Graph.

Use global navigation

Image of the global navigation panel

If your organization has set up global navigation, the first icon you’ll see will likely be your organization’s logo. Select the global navigation icon at the top of the SharePoint app bar to browse important and popular intranet portals and resources. Navigate back to global navigation in the app bar at any time on the left-hand side.

Not seeing the SharePoint App bar on all SharePoint sites?

Classic SharePoint sites are currently not compatible with the SharePoint app bar for now. You'll only be able to view the SharePoint app bar on modern team sites, modern communication sites, and the start page. 

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