In this post we will discuss how we can add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher. By using App Launcher we can easily navigate to different different apps on a single click. By default based on the Office 365 plan, it shows various icons like: Mail, Calendar, People, Yammer, Newsfeed, OneDrive, SharePoint, Tasks, Delve etc. By following the below approach we can add our own Tile to the App launcher.
Before starting anything, let us save one image (50×50) in any library where at least user will have read access. This will placed as a icon in App launcher.
For this I have saved the image in the top level Site Assets Library.
Copy the path of the image, we will use in the below steps.
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Now from the App Launcher, click on the Admin button which will open the Admin center preview page. There expand the Settings section and click on “Organizational Profile” option.
In the “Organization profile” page, click on search for “Add custom tiles for your organization” section and click on “Edit” button as shown in the fig below:
Then it will open the Custom tiles page, click on + Add a custom tile like below:
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In in the Add a custom tile, give a tile name, URL (on click on this where it should go), Description and Image URL (which we have copied above). Click on Save.
Once it is saved successfully you can see one entry it put in the Custom tiles page like below:
Now in the next step, each user has to go and pin the custom tile to their Office 365 App Launcher.
As a user login to your Office 365 portal and from the App Launcher click on View all my apps like below:
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In the next page you can see the app we have added in the bottom of the page. click on the … and select Pin to app launcher.
Now if you look at the app launcher you can see the app launcher like below:
Hope this will be helpful.
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