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Make it possible to remove and/or rename the default tabs (files & notes)

It would be really great if we would be able to remove / rename the default tabs. A lot of times files / notes are too generic names for the tabs, so renaming would be really helpful then. :-)

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      • ITPro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We are very disappointed to see this declined... O365 should be an all you can eat buffet, where organizations get to pick and choose what they want to eat. Without the ability to control default features, O365 is an all you can eat buffet where your forced to eat everything or nothing...

        Choices! We want choice! We want to make the decisions on how our technology solutions will work for our organizations, because we know what will work best. Until Microsoft lets organizations make their own choices, they will remain a good company, but never be great.

      • Alex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I seem to be running into a similar problem, is it part of the same thing?: We've renamed a channel, but it doesn't carry thru to the header under the Files tab. If I try to change it in SharePoint, it just creates a new SharePoint folder of the new name. If this is indeed how it works, then the changing the name of the Channel is not really functional. So I'd need to create a new channel... but now there's discussion content built-up and I don't see any functionality to transfer that content. I wish we hadn't been able to change the channel name because then we would have started a new channel and not been in this situation.

      • Kalle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this feature request has been declined."

        So what the users want is not your problem it seems?

        Solution: other software :-(

      • Matt Stark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This seems like a basic option. Why has this been declined? This is the first thing every medium to large company wants to point at their existing document management solution ...

      • Jean-Philippe Baril commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Teams app is great but in real life we often already have a SharePoint where we put all company files. And all company files need to stay there. So if we could map on (or remove default Files tab and recreate a new one pointing to) a subfolder of company SharePoint, that would be awesome.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also came here as one of the first things I want to do is rename/hide the default tabs. Please reopen!

      • mesand commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you want to create more tabs the default tabs are in the way, especially on the app. The channel seems cluttered and new or inexperienced teammembers don't even realize that there are more tabs.

        Please let us remove the default ones to make room for the ones we need.

      • Max Bieber commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This needs to be re-opened.
        Why was it declined in the first place?
        We often run into scenarios, where those tabs don't make any sense and we need to delete or at least reorganize them in the navigation.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please have an option to hide or disable tabs in Teams. Or even an option to rename the tab.

      • LisaJo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If I can change the display name of the Shared Documents default library without changing the URL, why can that be the case for these tabs, too?

      • Michael Satterwhite commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree that it needs to be reopened. I rearranged my OneNote sections and now I have a tab for Notes that is a dead link. I'd just like to remove the tab or make it optional. But to require it to appear on each channel is a little too pushy.

      • James Bray commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This needs to be re-opened. Having a Staff Notebook/Notes makes sense in some situations, but why is it mandated for every team?

        I now have teams in use with about 100 people, and the number one question/request I get BY FAR is "How do we remove the Staff Notebook tab"?

        Think about that for a second. I rolled out a new way of working, a new paradigm for collaborative working, and I have many times more questions about this than everything else put together!

      • Kyle Stay commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The default onenote tab is broken for my one of my teams created when Teams used to create a new section in an Office 365 Group's OneNote notebook (I deleted the section). What should I do about this? I have a broken tab that I cannot get rid of.

      • Curtis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        One of the first things I tried to do was remove/rename the default tabs. I'm guess this is the case for many customers... Common Microsoft, listen to your customers.

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