Change favicon in SharePoint 2013 online and SharePoint on premise Site


In this post, we will discuss how to change favicon in SharePoint 2013 online site as well as how we can change the favicon in the SharePoint 2013 on-premise site. Favicon appears side to the URL in the browser. By default it comes with SharePoint official icon like below, but if you want you can change this.

Change favicon in SharePoint 2013 online and SharePoint on premise Site
Change favicon in SharePoint 2013 online and SharePoint on premise Site

Change favicon in SharePoint 2013 online:

First, we need to upload the favicon icon which should be a .ico file with 16*16 pixel. We can upload to Site Assets library. You can do this by using the browser itself or you can open the SharePoint 2013 online site by using SharePoint 2013 designer and click on Site Assets library.


Now we need to update the favicon icon URL in the master page which over you are using. Open in edit mode your master page which you are using and then in the master page search for the below tag:

<SharePoint:SPShortcutIcon runat=”server” IconUrl=”/_layouts/15/images/favicon.ico?rev=23″ />

Now here replace the IconUrl with the new URL which we have uploaded above. So it should looks like:

<SharePoint:SPShortcutIcon runat=”server” IconUrl=”/SiteAssets/favicon.ico” />

Now Save the file and Refresh the page, your new favicon should appear. If it does not appear, then try clearing cache once in the browser.

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Change favicon in SharePoint 2013 On Premise:

Similarly to change the favicon in the SharePoint 2013 on-premise site, first upload the favicon icon to the Site Assets library.

Then we need to update the path in the master page.

Open the master page using SharePoint 2013 designer

<SharePoint:SPShortcutIcon runat=”server” IconUrl=”/SiteAssets/favicon.ico” />

Then Save the master page and publish the page as a major version.

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About Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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