Is it possible to add other tiles besides newsfeed, OneDrive, sites in the app launch in the above blue bar in SharePoint 2016?
In short, Yes can add your own custom tiles that point to other SharePoint sites, External links...etc.
Note: Your farm must be patched with at least
Feature Pack 1
To add custom tiles in APP launcher
- Open SharePoint Shell.
- Run the below cmdlets.
Get-SPFeature -Identity CustomTiles Enable-SPFeature -Identity CustomTiles -Url http://web_app -Force
- Browse to
http://web_app/lists/custom tilesand add your tiles!
Note: After you add a new item in the custom tiles list due to caching, it may take up to 24 hours before you can see it appear in the app launcher. If you want to see it immediately, you can run ClearSuiteLinksCache() function in the F12 console
For more details, check Custom Tiles in SharePoint Servers 2016 and 2019