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 tiles and 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

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  • Thanks for your answer! I can add new custom tiles now, but it is not displayed in the app launcher yet!! – Fabio Nov 11 '18 at 16:54
  • Please check my updated answer! – Mohamed El-Qassas MVP Nov 11 '18 at 16:58
  • Yes, it worked for me , after 24 hour worked for all, thank you! – Fabio Nov 12 '18 at 19:28

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