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Launching SharePoint app bar that derives global navigation

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Microsoft is releasing a SharePoint app bar in SharePoint online that features global navigation in modern communication and team sites. The SharePoint app bar brings a consistent navigation experience to every site on your intranet, featuring quick access to global navigation, frequently accessed sites, news, and the files personalized to the user.

SharePoint App Bar Experience

Once the SharePoint app bar is activated on your tenant, it will have four tabs at the left-hand side of your SharePoint sites

  • Global Navigation

    SharePoint Blogs

  • Sites (User Driven)

    SharePoint Blogs

  • News (User Driven)

    SharePoint Blogs

  • Files (User Driven)

    SharePoint Blogs

Key Highlights

  • Personalized content (sites/news/files) in the SharePoint app bar is enabled by Microsoft Graph
  • You can only customize the Global navigation tab (Possible to change only the home icon.)
  • Customizing global navigation requires a home site must be a communication site
  • When global navigation is disabled or not configured, the home icon links to the SharePoint start page
  • Specific Tabs on the SharePoint app bar cannot be disabled
  • SharePoint app bar cannot be disabled on a specific site

How to disable the SharePoint app bar?

You cannot disable the SharePoint app bar permanently. However, you can temporarily disable the SharePoint app bar in your tenant using PowerShell.

To temporarily disable the SharePoint app bar:

Set-SPOTemporarilyDisableAppBar $true

How to enable SharePoint app bar?

If you have disabled the SharePoint app bar previously and now you are ready to enable the SharePoint app bar in your tenant, run the following command:

Set-SPOTemporarilyDisableAppBar $false

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