Use the Quick Links web part

When you add a modern page to a site, you add and customize web parts, which are the building blocks of your page. This article describes the Quick links web part.

With Quick links, you can "pin" items to your page for easy access.

Pinned example

Add the Quick links web part

  1. If your page is not already in edit mode, click Edit at the top right of the page.

  2. Hover your mouse above or below an existing web part and you'll see a line with a circled +, like this:

    Plus sign for adding web parts to a page

  3. Click Circled plus sign used to add a modern web part to a page and then select the Quick links web part.

  4. Type over the Quick links title to add your own title.

    Quick links web part
  5. Click the Edit web part Web part edit button button to set your options:

    Quick links layout options

  6. Select a layout, and choose whether to show an image by sliding the Show image in layout toggle to Yes or No. The size of the image you choose should depend on which layout you use.

    Here is a comparison of the layouts:


    Compact view of Quick Links

    The compact layout is designed to show icons at 48 x 48 px.


    Comparison of Quick links compact and filmstrip

    The Filmstrip layout is designed to show images that at 212 to 286 px in width, with an aspect ratio of 9/16 where height is 9 and width is 16.

  7. Grid

    SharePoint Online only

    Viewing quick links in the grid layout

  8. Button

    SharePoint Online only

    Button layout of quick links

  9. List

    SharePoint Online only

    List layout

  10. Tiles

    SharePoint Online only

    Quick links in a tile layout

Add links

  1. Click + Add.

  2. Choose a recent file or get a file from your site, your computer, or a link. To choose an item for your link, first choose the location from which to get your link:

    • Recent: If you have recently opened images, pages, or documents you'll find them listed here.

    • Your organization: If your organization has a set of approved assets, you can select from this set. If you're a SharePoint Admin and want to learn how to create an asset library for Your organization, see Create an organization assets library.

    • OneDrive: You can get a link for a document or image you have stored on OneDrive. This option is available in SharePoint Online, but not SharePoint Server 2019.

    • Site: You can get a link for a document, image, or page from a site you specify.

    • Upload: You can upload a document or image from a personal device.

      Note: The documents are uploaded by default in the Site Assets library. 

    • From a link: Enter a link for your page, document, or image from OneDrive for Business or SharePoint Online.

  3. Select your image, page, or document and click Open.

  4. In the toolbox on the right, you can add or change your title, Change the image, and add alternative text.

Edit links

  1. If your page is not already in edit mode, click Edit at the top right of the page.

  2. Click the Edit item pencil on the item you want to edit. This will open the toolbox where you can change the link, image, title, and alternative text.

    Edit, Move, Delete for Quick Links

    To remove links, click the X for the item.

    To reorder links, drag and drop items to new positions using the Move button. Move button You can also reorder links using Ctrl + Left or Ctrl + Right arrow keys.

    Note: You cannot reorder links in the Filmstrip layout.

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