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.
It would be great to have this feature - it doesn't seem like it should be a very hard thing to do.
in the left navatigation default set to 4...how we can see all the options
Where is the update here? Half my tenants have the 'Teams app' setting in Team Admin Portal, and half do not. I was under the impression that allows you to customize what shows up on the left hand navi pane...
When I go to add "Saved" to the left, nothing happens. Apparently, still broken. Fix and/or update this thread asap. Way to long for such a feature...
This should be a customizable panel.
Stanley Canepa commented
It's a year later - any Update?
Is it in development now?
We just got Teams at my company and so far I'm really unhappy. So far this is the worst problem because I have to use different team chats (and monitor them) almost constantly, so all I want is to pin those to the side bar. Seeing that this is such a relatively minor thing and finding it not possible is just. Beyond words. I'm both irritated/surprised/not at all surprised that Microsoft, such a reputable company, would continue to put out such trash...
Can someone create a new OS oligopoly please? I can't Apple... I just can't.
Disgusted with the loss of customization commented
Will this "planned" thing include REMOVING things from the left side? I will never, ever "get an app", or use "apps", or "calls", and if I'm wrong about that, I expect I can put them back. Since usless blank space is all the rage in the interface I would rather see blank space than have them on the screen at all. The same applies the the cruft under the message box. I have yet to ever click anything under there. Ever. I'd be as happy to reclaim that 30px for the primary content area.
Dan Thompson commented
Yes, please put a Planner shortcut on the nav bar. PLEASE.
Steve Weinrich commented
Is there an update on this long-awaited simple feature? It's cumbersome and frustrating. We're using this software to work within a Team that is building software. Having to wait 2+ years for an obvious feature add is ... sad.
Any updates? Its super annoying to always press these 3 dots to open just 4 more apps and the sidebar is more than long enough ...
planner shortcut on the left nav bar, please!
My company just went to Teams from Skype and I would LOVE to see this upgrade
any news? Having this will encourage adoption in companies.
the Stream app only allows users to see their 'watchlist' is there a way we can change this to a selected channel or to see the homepage of Stream?
Any news on this subject?
I would like to have a Planner shortcut on the left just like the ones for Meetings, Teams, etc.
Especially to PIN the things that are currently under the ellipses icon. I'd love to pin Planner over there since I use that a lot.
Any update? It's been 8 months since the last post...
Vladimir Shkuratov commented
Any updates on this one? Can we have Shifts pinned in desktop app ?