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.
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
pls add customisable left navigation panel. this is needed. thanks
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?