How to add links to top link bar in SharePoint

This SharePoint tutorial explains, how to add links in the top link bar in SharePoint 2013/2016 or SharePoint Online.

There are two ways to do that, one is to directly we can add links on the home page as well as you can add a link to the top link bar from the Site Setting page in SharePoint.

Add links to top link bar in SharePoint

Open your SharePoint 2013 site, then in the top link bar click on EDIT LINKS as shown in the fig below:

add links to top link bar in sharepoint

You can drag and drop any link to the top link bar where it has written “Drag and drop link here”. Suppose I want to give a link item ico then I can drag and drop like below:

add links to top link bar in sharepoint 2013

Then click on Save, it will save the link.
Else you can click on a +link icon as shown in the fig below:

add links to top link bar in sharepoint 2016

This will open the Add a link dialog box and there put the details link below:

add links to top link bar in sharepoint online

Once you Save, it will appear like below:

how to add links to top link bar in sharepoint

How to add links to top link bar in SharePoint

Open your SharePoint Site, then from the Settings icon click on Site Settings. Then in the Site Settings page, click on Navigation under the Look and Feel section.

Then in the Navigation settings page go to the Structural Navigation: Editing and Sorting section and then select the Global Navigation and then click on Add Link as shown in the fig below:

how to add links to top link bar in sharepoint 2013

Then in the Navigation Link dialog box, click on Title and URL as shown in the fig below:

how to add links to top link bar in sharepoint 2016

Then click on OK and then Ok to close the Navigation Settings page. Then the link will appear like below:

how to add links to top link bar in sharepoint online

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Bhawana Rathore

Hello Everyone!! I am Bhawana a SharePoint MVP and having about 8+ years of SharePoint experience as well as in .Net technologies . I have worked in all the versions of SharePoint from wss to Office 365. I have good exposure in Customization and Migration using Nintex, Metalogix tools . Now exploring more in SharePoint 2016 :) Hope here I can contribute and share my knowledge to the fullest. As I believe "There is no wealth like knowledge, and no poverty like ignorance"

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