Steps to add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher

add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher

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 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 the user will have read access. This will placed as an icon in the 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.

add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher
add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher

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:

add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher
add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher

Then it will open the Custom tiles page, click on + Add a custom tile like below:

Steps to add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher
Steps to add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher

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In in the Add a custom tile, give a file name, URL (on click on this where it should go), Description and Image URL (which we have copied above). Click on Save.

add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher
add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher

Once it is saved successfully you can see one entry it put in the Custom tiles page like below:

Steps to add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher
Steps to add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher

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:

add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher
add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher

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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.

add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher
add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher

Now if you look at the app launcher you can see the app launcher like below:

add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher
add custom Tile to Office 365 App Launcher

Hope this will be helpful.


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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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