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!
Users can now pin their personal apps right where they can readily access them – on the Teams app bar. Simply find the app, right-click the icon, and select “pin”. Even after you navigate away, the app icon will remain so you can easily return to it. You can also customize your app bar further by dragging and dropping apps to your desired position, or unpinning apps.
This feature is in addition to the Teams Admin’s ability to establish tenant-wide policies for the apps that appear on everyone’s Teams app bar.
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Dear Teams PM
It is quite silly that users cannot manage their own pinning of apps by default. Virtually every team user wants to do this. Surely this should be on by default and if an organization wants to turn it off then they can do so. Far better than users thinking they have pinned an app only to have it disappear off t he navigation bar when the refresh happens.
Please fix. Thanks.
Erik Olsson commented
Many teams users report that customization and ability to pin apps to left navigation recently has been possible. Many also reporting that customization was overridden back to default again. Is this feature GA (General Availability) yet?. I can see the setting in Teams admin center. "Allow users to pin"
Troy Howard commented
Started using Teams last week. The FIRST thing that I wanted to do was pin Planner and a couple of other apps to the Sidebar.
Glad to see it's being worked on because this was a massive oversight in UI functionality.
Tinu Cleatus commented
The ability for IT admins to configure apps is nice. Thanks for that. But I'm still unable to add the "Saved" link to the left nav bar. Please implement this - will be so much useful for a lot of people who use that feature!!
I would want the ability to add URL's in the left nav. To be more specific, the ability to add a link to our corporate intranet site, which is built in SharePoint, so a SharePoint URL.
Ben Arnold commented
Just spent a really long time trying to do this and couldn't believe it when I found out it is not possible. Can't believe such a simple feature can take so long to implement!
hey guys I have found this article
but is it really the only way? I dont want to change the whole organization's interface, I want only my interface according to my needs
This feature is highly appreciated. A user should be able to add apps to the navigation panel by himself.
Rob Clarke commented
The ability to 'pin' other apps to this navigation bar would be really useful. Can't believe the functionality isn't there already!
Definitely a good idea, shame it doesn't allow it already
Tony Våge commented
Hi! I'd also *like* (read *need*) to have this feature made happen!
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.