I am using SharePoint Online/365. When I attempt to add an app I only am given the option of doc library, custom list, tasks, and site mailbox.

I know that there are other apps including announcements, calendars, etc.

I have verified that my Team Collaboration Lists feature is activated under 'Manage Features'.

Any ideas?

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    Should you try to deactivate and activate it again ? also what's the current site template that you are using ? Nov 16, 2016 at 19:18
  • Try to delete browser cache, different browser or in-private browsing. It looks some scripting issues. Nov 16, 2016 at 21:21

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I have this same problem and found a less-than-ideal workaround:

  1. Create a different site (I created mine as a team site).
  2. On that site, go to "Add an App", the desired app should be available,
  3. click on the app, then click "Advanced Options" which will open in a new tab. Now copy the part of the URL that begins with "_layouts/" all the way to the end,
  4. then go back to the original site and paste it into the site URL after the site's path and hit enter. Ex: https://companysite.sharepoint.com/sites/originalsite/_layouts/long-string-of-chars

Again, this isn't ideal, but it should work.
If the second site doesn't have the desired app, you may need to make sure Team Collaboration Lists is active.


A more complete answer would be to provide the 'Add a (classic) app' url.


If that doesn't work, look to adjust feature settings.

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