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.
It can easily get cramped with all the possible tabs, wasting space is not a good idea. If removing is not allowed hiding or moving would be better than nothing.
J. Bennink commented
We'll that's nice....NOT. So the first two tabs (Files and OneNote) will always be taken up for options I don't (always) need. And also why can't we have a feature to get rid of the OneNote tab when new channels don't have it by default anyway. Even a hack to get rid of the tab would be fine. I would hate to need to drop all my "legacy" channels and recreate them just to get rid of a silly unwanted tab
J Blum commented
Can we at least move the tabs to other than the 1st two positions? - I never use them
David Pitts commented
Any Explanation or justification for why this was declined?
During team setup ask for a SharePoint site to use for files and other required teams back sharepoint repositories, then prompt for the files tab document library name.
Provide a migration interface to move existing teams-required lists/libraries to another sharepoint site
Fabián Pertúz commented
Please implement this option, confuses users when they will load the content.
This is never going to happen, unfortunately.
Please, provide a status!
Yes, please let us remove the FILES tab.
When you add a file to FILES, it creates a folder in the SharePoint documents named "General" Why? That is confusing...
Ian Driessen commented
I agree, i want this feature really badly
Kirk T commented
We also want to be able to disable/remove the "Files" tab as it causing users to save files to multiple locations. We could "block" the permission in the SharePoint location but that doesn't disable the tab and confuses users.
Remco Spierings commented
We would also like to disable or remove the files tab for the teams because it creates files in random new sites and we would like to restrict this to to the designated sharepoint location.
The leftmost "Files" tab simply creates confusion for new users - do they look there or look in the channel for relevant files? Bad setup - would like the option to remove it, and frankly "Chat" - why can't that be done in the channels or in Skype? I can put up with "Meetings" because I know that's my calendar.
What is the current status on this topic? The constraint not being able to clearly mark the Teams-Sharepoint as not the one to be used (or just remove the link, not the sparepoint itself) is the reason not to switch to Teams; even though we have positive feedback from the peer group.
We are planning to deploy Teams alongside Sharepoint, and in order to avoid confusing the channel's back-end Sharepoint with our existing Sharepoint environment, we'll need to remove the "Files" tab, or rename and remap where it points to.
I understand the dev team wanting a repository for files that don't live anywhere else except the channel, and to make that place easily accessible for users of all skill levels. However, this setup severely impedes user-friendliness. Simply moving "Files" to a sub-menu so that it's not immediately present in the tabs would work.
Now that we got the "Files" entry on the leftmost (dark) panel, we need to option to REMOVE the "Files" tab, for every channel!
It just takes up space much needed for other tabs...
I need this so badly...
Brandon Blake commented
Wow, all this time and nothing on this issue? Are they not listening?
Please, I'll do anything, just give me the ability to remove the "Files" tab. I've already created and used for years a SharePoint document library that I'll use for the teams.
Yes, would be a good idea, especially to remove the FIles tab. Or give the option to link to an existing Sharepoint repository.