User customizable left navigation
The far left navigation panel seems to have a whole lot of blank space just calling out to be filled with things, and there is plenty of functionality within Teams that could be put there so users could reach it faster. That big gap between Files and Feedback is wasted space!
You should let individual users decide what goes in this space by giving them the ability to pin additional things they want there. I use the 'Saved' functionality a lot for example. It would be nice to have it out there only one click away. Perhaps I think a certain person, bot, or channel is important enough to deserve placement out there. Or how about a certain Tab somewhere.
Give the user the choice and allow them to make Teams their own!
This feature request is now in the planning stage. As more details become available, I will post them here.
Jonathan Epner commented
Please make this happen. We need it.
Sally Fielding commented
A customizable left sidebar is mentioned in another User Voice - can these 2 be combined to score higher and be delivered?? https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/34265056-make-planner-and-other-apps-sticky-to-the-sidebar
Jason B commented
Is there any update to this request from 14 months ago?
Any update on this one? Would be great to have.
You have a long planning stage...come on man!
"This feature request is now in the planning stage. As more details become available, I will post them here.
Ty Wetzel commented
Please post an update on this!!!
Just confirmed, it is still not there! And it is annoying to click the "3 dots" every time when need **** from using chat and planner!
Wow, no more updates since over a year! I would've thought they'd be implementing this quite soon.
Now that our team has started using Shifts, I am constantly frustrated by not being able to somehow pin that app (ideally I would like to open it as a stand-alone webapp so that I can view my teams roster without having to open the Teams app at all). I need to click the three little dots and then click it to open. Annoying because I kind of forget that it's there (out of sight, out of mind) which is keeping me from staying up to date with where my team mates are at.
Implement this please!
J L commented
This appears to have been implemented already on a group level. From the Teams admin center, go to your Teams apps setup policy: you can add apps, organise them etc.
On the individual level I suppose you'd have to allocate them to a specific policy.
Hope this helps someone as I really wanted to be able to put some stuff in the navigation bar!
Nils Schulz commented
This missing feature really is a dealbreaker for me and why I just use the web app instead.
Is this feature still being worked on?
What is the latest update on this request? I can't believe this customization wasn't available on Day 1.
I'm actually quite surprised this function isn't there already - it seems like a fairly straightforward usability element. It's now been a year since the "planning" comment. I'm looking forward to this addition.
Rohit Rao commented
first few weeks on Teams and really thought I was doing something wrong, assuming ability to pin apps would be a feature on day 0..alas. Not having the feature is killing my productivity....which Teams is all about. When will this be available?
Vladimir Shkuratov commented
Any movement on the new feature please?
D Moody commented
Did we get this yet? Should be easy...and very useful.
William Thompson commented
Being apart of multiple teams, PLANNER is my personal summary of all team tasks that are assigned to me. It would be nice to be able to add apps we regularly use directly to the menu bar, instead of hitting ... and then the app.
this would be fantastic!!!
Come on...make this happen