I am trying to make a link (in SharePoint) to a Power App I created, following this tutorial: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/sharepoint-scenario-build-app

A problem is that the "EDIT LINKS" function (as described in step 7 in the linked page) automatically replaces all ampersands (the & character) with the escape character & in the URL. And this breaks the link to my Power App. I can't find a way to circumvent this. I am convinced someone else must have run into this.

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This is very weird looks like a BUG but workaround edit/open below link:



  1. Go to Site settings
  2. Click 'Quick Launch'
  3. Change the desire link and hit 'ok'
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    Thank you l_b_t, you saved my day! Works perfectly! The quiklnch.aspx page is apparently where to go with this right now. I tried the Site Settings route at first but did not succeed!
    – Perry J
    Commented Feb 12, 2018 at 17:45

Do you mean the ampersands in the site url?

You cannot use the following characters anywhere in a site name, in a subsite name, or in a site or Active Directory group name:

  • Tilde (~)
  • Number sign (#)
  • Percent (%)
  • Ampersand (&)
  • Asterisk (*)
  • Braces ({ })
  • Backslash () (etc....)


  • Yes, ampersands in the URL. Power Apps is generating it for you, and you are expected to just paste it in under EDIT LINKS. Links looks like this: web.powerapps.com/webplayer/…...
    – Perry J
    Commented Feb 12, 2018 at 17:49

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