Change which Tab is default landing page for a Team and/or Channel
Right now the conversation tab is the default landing page for a Team and/or Channel.
I want to be able to have a SharePoint site landing page in a tab and that tab be the default tab open when you navigate to a team or channel.
Think of it like a landing page for that team. You may not want it to drop right into Conversations. If you can have a SharePoint page with a Microsoft Teams conversations web part, you get the best of both worlds.
I can see a lot of scenarios where you'd want the chat window open and another tab at the same time. Rather than having to context switch. Imagine the SharePoint page tab being the way to do that by using Web Parts on a dashboard. A web part for the Microsoft Team and another web part for whatever was in another tab.
This feature is still in the backlog.
A 'landing page', or being able to re-order the tabs would be a huge boost in achieving user adoption. Once a user gets more than a few Teams on their membership list, it becomes hard for users to easily understand what Team/Channel they're in... a landing page and being able to re-order the tabs would make it easier to customize and communicate to team members what the goals/ground rules/purpose for the specific site.
Owen Wetherow commented
I have teams with content that have different rates of change.
Slow Change (Quarterly to Annually) - I have a business unit team whose structure changes very slowly so for the General Channel I would like to make the Wiki the default tab but I still need for people to be able to collaborate within the space and to store relevant documents.
Medium Change (Monthly to Quarterly) - Product Families that need regular maintenance Wiki would work well
Fast Change (Daily to Weekly) - Projects underway, Conversations and Files should be the leading tabs
Here is another idea, same topic: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/33396739-default-tab-for-channels-not-conversation#comments
Customizing the landing page is amazing opportunity for the employee individualize Teams.
A landing page with Teams/Skype profile pic with information you use most, what happen while you were sleeping, Yammer feed.
Kai Reichert commented
Agreed too. We also need a landing page that shows up first to "guide" the user about the specific content in this team. Without this adoption rate is too low.
Yes - for example, the project Wiki should be the on-stop shop for project updates, but I can't make it my landing page
I agree. It should be up to the adminstrator of the Team/Channel to decide which tab should be the default landning tab in Teams. Having Conversations as the default tab is not practical in our case, education.
Henrik Pettersson commented
This is definitely a must-have. Thinking of Team like the entry point to a project, beeing able to show a planner tab with the tasks status overview would help for adoption...
Tabs in teams
When opening a channel in Teams it starts by default with 'Chats' and this can't be changed.
Please make it possible to choose your default tab
(I normally use the tab 'Documents' and almost never use 'Chats')
Tamra King commented
This is needed badly, especially in such a basic scenario where you would want the landing page to be the "Wiki" tab to give the new member instructions on how to use the Teams Channel, rules of engagement, etc. Thanks!
Riccardo D'Angelo commented
We predominantly use team as shared document repository, so to have the file tab as default view would be very useful
This just came up in a training class I was giving on Teams. They would like to be able to select where they land the next time they open vs. being put back to the last thing they touched.
The folks in the room will belong to several teams by the end of year, and would appreciate being able to designate their "landing page"
Teams is gaining more traction in my organization and this would be a great feature for several of our teams
Could be really useful
This is really needed. People get anoyed of landing on the conversations tab.
Ben Smith commented
This is really needed - we only use the files tab on 90% of our channels!
We need this as our preference would be to have our Power Bi dashboard as the landing page when entering the team rather than Conversations