Problem: I want to remove the word "SharePoint" from the top of the page.

I've researched this for a while now and tried various methods (all focused on SP2013). However, I'm using SharePoint 2016. I am also using SPD2013 (obviously).

The approaches taken so far have followed some web searches and have been offered by MVPs and high-rep MSDN forum-goers. I am happy to assume I'm doing something wrong. The approaches I've taken so far include:

Has anyone managed this in SP 2016? Even 2013? Can you share a solution you've gotten working, please? It's worth noting I've never seen a screenshot of this successfully implemented alongside these suggestions. But then maybe I've gotten worn down by the failed efforts.

I'd love to remove the word "SharePoint" from every page. It's the sort of branding design choice that really should not be force-fed for an on-premise or hosted solution.


2 Answers 2


1) You remove it completely using Powershell:

$webapp = Get-SPWebApplication "https://rootsitecollectionurl"
$webapp.SuiteNavBrandingText = ""

Change suitebar text using powershell

2) Using jquery :

In your custom masterpage, add the below line inside the <head> tag

<script type='text/javascript' src='https://code.jquery.com/jquery.min.js'></script>

After that, at the bottom of the master page near </body>, add the below code:

<script type='text/javascript'>
    $('div#suiteBarLeft .ms-core-brandingText').text(""); //selectors could be different in 2016, press F12 and inspect the element

remove sharepoint label from the suitebar in sharepoint 2013

  • Fabulous. Thank you very much. Ran the Powershell option and it's working like a charm. Much preferred over dinking around with master pages.
    – Carmien
    Feb 9, 2017 at 16:59

Why that 'great' jQuery?

Note: The CSS Selectors could me slightly different on your env. Check F12 Console,
and use Stylish or Stylebot plugin to test CSS changes live on a page


a.o365cs-nav-appTitle {

You could use display:none but then your (optional) company logo in the center of the suitebar will move to the left

Add your Company name

a#O365_MainLink_Logo:after {
    content: "My Company name";
    margin-left: 1em;
    font-size: 2em;


If you do want the scripting solution, at least ditch jQuery and use vanilla JavaScript


again; if you remove the text, a centered Company Logo will move to the left

  • I'm using SharePoint 2016 on-premise, and so I didn't start with this because it referenced O365. That said, thanks for taking the time. It will be appreciated when I need to work this solution for a O365 environment. I used the Powershell approach suggested below.
    – Carmien
    Feb 9, 2017 at 17:01
  • Open F12 console and check what the CSS Selectors are named, apart from O365 they can't be much different Feb 9, 2017 at 20:04

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