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. :-)
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this feature request has been declined.
Pete Garvey commented
The Files tab creates so much unnecessary confusion. This really needs to be reconsidered.
This is such a disappointment still to this day. I want a way to remove the files tab in Teams. People using the files tab is creating duplicate information in Sharepoint, which is our system of record. This is creating confusion and human errors.
Revoke permission for the auto created 'General' folder in SharePoint so they don't see it in SharePoint.
Add a sub folder in 'General' folder called 'DO NOT PUT FILES HERE'. So that when a user clicks Files tab they will be reminded not to use it. (if have a SharePoint Document Library tab you. could inform users to go there instead)
You can also add an alert through SharePoint so you can be notified if a user accidentally adds a file here.
A very clunky, messy and time consuming working around for what could be a simple UI hide option.
That's incredibly disappointing and unhelpful. Please allow peopleto use your programs they way they need to instead of forcing us to use it your way. Thanks
The default files tab greatly limits the architecture modelling for upgrades from classic SharePoint structures. No thought has been put into declining this, why wouldn't you allow users to specify a default library location while creating a team rather than forcing an ugly structure behind the scenes and limiting upgradability?
Has been a major impact to the user experience for several of my clients.
Please let us rename the files tab and allow linkage to the Main SharePoint Document Library as I have removed the General folder from the teamsite. I use metadata on documents and do not allow the old folder structure on our sites. I thought this was the purpose of SharePoint to find all documents in the same place using filters & views to keep documents together.
What I have done to guide users on all the team groups, is to place a txt file in the General Folder with a file name: "Please use the Document Library Tab above.txt".
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Steve Ruby commented
Please explain what the workaround to avoid file storage confusion is then.
This is a significant, but easily fixed, impediment to adoption.
We have several personas that just need a very simple interface to replace Skype basic functions. We need the ability to control what tabs we display for various groups with different capability needs. Anyone reviewing these comments?
Declined for what reason Warren? You can't decline something without providing some valid reason at least to your customers?
Gilles Sylvestre commented
Just a plain "Hide Tab" option would do the job. So simple, probably to simple....
G TG commented
Pete Garvey commented
This needs to be seriously reconsidered.
Jay Kramer commented
Just hard to believe. How about providing some rationale as to why????
This makes Teams harder to understand and navigate for users plain and simple. They want to join a team and see their project's document repository, likely pre-dating the use of Teams, probably in SharePoint. An additional "Files" tab is just confusing to users. You can bury a SharePoint site in Files, but why? It just increases the user's insecurity with where their files are, and how to keep them under control.
Booooooooo. These tabs are totally useless and distracting for my users in many cases. I am trying to setup a Teams Training Page for my leadership teams and they have to know enough to click past the useless tabs to get to the content they need.
Bad decision development team.
Dan Duran commented
please re-consider, I agree with the original post the names are to generic. I've started adding sharepoint document librarys as tabs but still left with 'files' which leads to confustion.
Hello I work for a company that is always changing. This includes off boarding users which is now available for all employees to see thanks to the conversation tab. So thank you for this Microsoft Really professional.
Scott Davies commented
Agree with the majority that either a reason or workaround would be great.