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.
Jon M commented
This has to be an extremely easy change. It's hard to understand how this hasn't been changed yet...
Please we need this function desperately!
Adding unnecessary clicks are a major drawback. For some Teams a Power BI dashboard would be the appropriate landing or a planner board or a Yammer page. Chat as a default dilutes the Teams user experience
Why no update in almost 2 years on this important feature?
Please MS, understand that this is a major issue.
What is taking so long to implement this? Please make it a priority.
Please allow the team manager and/or user to set the default tab they want in Teams - it's a huge user experience issue, especially with new team members we are trying to get into using the team as a central hub for all work the team is doing. The post page isn't why we go there. We use Sharepoint and Planner tabs where we are collaborating on work items for a channel.
**** Extra clicks are frustrating and time consuming and a bigger adoption curve for new users.
Rachel Rosen commented
I hate the posts page, I don't want to scroll through all that stuff, and it I'm going to a "Teams" page, its to access files.
for the love of please implement.
This is one big hurdle for my business users to adopt Teams more effectively. As one of the commenters said below, a lot of users would feel lost or lost their interests when they see the Posts tab initially after clicking on a team which we try to promote. We did create a SharePoint page which is intended as a landing page... but without this feature we cannot make it as our default tab! :-(
This is a must have! Any update?
I think it should honor the user's selections, where any Channel setting for a landing tab is just the initial default. After the user changes tabs, it should always return that user to the last Tab that user was in, and maintain that tab's state for instant access. I suspect this could increase memory requirements and hurt performance across the rest of Teams if the user is moving around between dozens of tabs, so maybe limit it to the past x tabs accessed (not sure what x should be, probably something between 5-10). This is especially important because you can't have multiple Teams windows open for each active tab.
Yes.. I link my SharePoint Page to a channel created it would be good to have the ability to select amd showcase as default. For now when the person log in to TEAM it is default at Post tab and I noticed a lot of them don't even know the tab that was linked with SharePoont..
. And why is the TEAM conversation unable to link into SharePoint page..
Would be useful to incorporate it into so that we can use SP page to present and chat there too.
Nick Yonnone commented
Holy smokes. Two years in the backlog. Actually three years based on the first share March 22, 2017.
This is a fundamental need. Channels are used for so many things besides conversations - some are solely data repositories, others are solely to keep a running history in the Wiki. To lock it into a default for two years is surprising.
Can we please get an update on this item?
Alan D commented
It would be great to have a Wiki page as the landing page in a Channel - we don't always need conversations in all areas in Teams.
I emailed them to ask for an update on this item
Bob Van der Kloot commented
I would really like to set up a channel so that a new user can quickly understand the organization of the stream. Having a document (or perhaps Wiki) open by default as a landing page would make this possible.
I agree with this thread. This is a needed enhancement. Is it still in the queue two years after the last update?
Warren's response is from 2 years ago. Can you share if it has been moved into development? This is an important feature to implement.
PLEASE! This would make it so much more usable in Teams for education. We are trying to use the channels as modules, but we need to have the channel land on a Sharepoint page to make this work for the students.
Oliver McDaniel commented
I have been approached by multiple staff members requesting the ability to change the default tab.