Change the Links list on the SharePoint home page

As a SharePoint or Company Administrator, you can feature the sites and content you want on the new SharePoint home page by changing the Links list on the left side.

Notes:  Some functionality is introduced gradually to organizations that have opted in to the First Release program. This means that you may not yet see this feature or it may look different than what is described in the help articles.

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

To view the SharePoint home page in Office 365:

  1. Sign in to Office 365. For help, see Where to sign in to Office 365.

  2. In the top left corner of the page, select the app launcher icon Office 365 app launcher icon and then select the SharePoint tile (formerly Sites tile) or click SharePoint (formerly Sites) at the top of the page.

Sites Tile in Office 365

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

Home Page showing Links list with Edit button

  1. Click Edit at the top of the list.

    Links list with Edit command

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

  2. To add a link, choose + Add.

    Add Link command

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

    New Link dialog box

  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.

    Links list with Edit command

    Note: If you do not see Edit, you don't have permissions to change the Links list. Contact your company administrator.

  2. Click the link you want to change.

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

    Edit Link dialog box

  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.

    Links list with Edit command

    Note: If you do not see Edit, you don't have permissions to change the Links list. Contact your company administrator.

  2. Drag and drop 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.

    Links list with Edit command

    Note: If you do not see Edit, you don't have permissions to change the Links list. Contact your company administrator.

  2. Click X.

    Delete a link from Links list

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

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