Add featured links to the SharePoint start page

As a global or SharePoint admin in Office 365, you can feature the sites and content you want on the SharePoint start page by changing the Featured links list in the left pane. To add links to a SharePoint Server page, see Video: Add a link to a page.

Note

To learn more about the SharePoint start page, see Find news, sites, and portals in Office 365.

To view the SharePoint start page:

  1. Sign in with your work or school account. For help, see Where do I sign in?.

  2. Select SharePoint from the list of apps.

    Office 365 start page with SharePoint selected

    If you don't see the list of apps, select the app launcher icon The app launcher icon in Office 365 in the top left corner of the page, and then select SharePoint.

    Office 365 app list from app launcher button

Can't find the app you're looking for? From the app launcher, select All apps to see an alphabetical list of the Office 365 apps available to you. From there, you can search for a specific app.

You'll see the Featured links list on the left side of the page.

Featured links list on the SharePoint start page

  1. Click Edit at the top of the list.

    Featured links with Edit selected

    Note

    If you do not see Edit, you don't have permissions to change the Featured links list. Contact your administrator.

  2. To add a link, choose + Add.

    Featured links add selected

  3. Fill in the Text to display and Address in the New link dialog box.

    Adding a featured link

  4. Click Try link to check the link.

  5. Click Save.

    The new link will appear at the top of the list. To change where the link appears, you can drag and drop it within the list.

  6. To leave edit mode, click Done when you're finished.

  1. Click Edit at the top of the list.

    Featured list with edit selected

    Note

    If you do not see Edit, you don't have permissions to change the Featured links list. Contact your administrator.

  2. Click the link you want to change.

    Editing a featured link

  3. Fill in the Text to display and Address in the Edit link dialog box.

    Editing featured link content

  4. Click Try link to check the link.

  5. Click Save.

  6. To leave edit mode, click Done when you're finished.

    To change where the link appears, you can drag and drop it within the list.

  1. Click Edit at the top of the list.

    Featured list with edit selected

    Note

    If you do not see Edit, you don't have permissions to change the Featured links list. Contact your administrator.

  2. Drag each link to the place you want within the list.

  3. To leave edit mode, click Done when you're finished.

  1. Click Edit at the top of the list.

    Featured list with edit selected

    Note

    If you do not see Edit, you don't have permissions to change the Featured links list. Contact your administrator.

  2. Click X.

    Featured links with Delete highlighted

  3. Click Delete in the confirmation dialog box.

  4. To leave edit mode, click Done when you're finished.

Note

If you had custom promoted sites in classic view of the SharePoint Sites page, the Featured links section of the SharePoint start page is pre-populated with those sites. The pre-population of promoted sites in the Featured links list happens only once when the first user visits the new SharePoint start page. If you go back to classic view and change the promoted sites, the changes will not be reflected in the Featured links list on the SharePoint start page.