Favorite dashboards, reports, and apps in Power BI service

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When you make content a favorite, you'll be able to access it quickly from the Favorites content list and from Power BI Home > Favorites and frequents. Favorites are typically content that you visit most often and are identified with a yellow star.

Favorite icon

Favorite icon

You can also select a single dashboard as a featured dashboard in the Power BI service.

Add a dashboard or report as a favorite

  1. Open a dashboard or report that you use often. Even content that has been shared with you can be a favorite.

  2. From the upper ribbon of the Power BI service, select Favorite or the star star icon icon.

    Favorite icon

    You can also favorite a dashboard or report from anywhere you see the star icon, such as Home, Recent, Apps, and Shared with me.

    Dashboard tab with yellow star

Add an app as a favorite

  1. From the navigation pane, select Apps.


  2. Hover over an app to display more detail. Select the star star icon icon to set as a favorite.

    hover over app

Working with favorites

  1. To access your favorites, select the flyout arrow to the right of Favorites. From here you can select a favorite to open it. Only five favorites are listed (alphabetically). If you have more than five, select See all to open the favorites content list (see #2, below).

    Favorites flyout

  2. To see all the content that you have added as favorites, in the navigation pane, select Favorites or the Favorites star icon icon.

    favorite window

    From here you can take action: open, identify owners, and even share with your colleagues.

Unfavorite content

No longer use a report as often as you used to? You can unfavorite it. When you unfavorite content, it is removed from your Favorites list but not from Power BI.

  1. In the left navigation pane, select Favorites to open the Favorites screen.

    Favorites screen

  2. Select the yellow star next to the content to unfavorite.


You can also unfavorite a dashboard, report, or app itself. Just open and de-select the yellow icon.

Limitations and considerations

At the current time, you can favorite an app and this automatically favorites all the reports and dashboards for that app. It is not possible to favorite individual app reports or dashboards.

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