M365 – SharePoint Online – Enabling Global Navigation

M365 - SharePoint Online - Global Navigation settings
M365 - SharePoint Online - Global Navigation settings

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Background:

  • I am writing article on SharePoint App Bar
  • First tab (Currently Home icon as shown in below Fig) in SharePoint app bar is to have Global Navigation or link to SharePoint start page.
  • I want to show the Global Navigation
  • But in my case it was showing link to – SharePoint start page and not Global Navigation as shown in below Fig
M365 - SharePoint Online - SharePoint App Bar
Fig : M365 – SharePoint Online – SharePoint App Bar – Showing SharePoint start page
  • So I was wondering, why its not showing Global Navigation.
  • I also couldn’t see option to Global Navigation under SharePoint settings as
M365 - SharePoint Online - SharePoint Settings
Fig : M365 – SharePoint Online – SharePoint Settings
  • After bit research I realized that enabling Global Navigation requires SharePoint Home Site
  • Once Site is Home Site we can enable the Global Navigation
  • Enabling site as Home Site:
    • I am writing separate article on Home Site. I’ll publish it soon
    • We can use following PowerShell cmdlet for enabling site as Home Site
Set-SPOHomeSite -HomeSiteUrl https://knowledgejunction1.sharepoint.com/
M365 - SharePoint Online - Set-SPOHomeSite PowerShell cmdlet
Fig : M365 – SharePoint Online – Set-SPOHomeSite PowerShell cmdlet
  • Once we enabled site as Home Site, to have effect of Home site – it may take some time to take effect
  • Once site is Home site we could see the global navigation under SharePoint settings as
M365 - SharePoint Online - Global Navigation
Fig : M365 – SharePoint Online – Global Navigation under SharePoint settings
  • On click of “Global Navigation” link “Global navigation settings” pane will appear as
M365 - SharePoint Online - Enabling Global Navigation
Fig : M365 – SharePoint Online – Enabling Global Navigation – Global navigation settings
  • Once we enabled “Global Navigation” we have then option to set – Logo, Title and Navigation source either – Home site navigation or Hub or global navigation as
M365 - SharePoint Online - Global Navigation
Fig : M365 – SharePoint Online – Global Navigation settings
  • There is “Edit global navigation” link available on Global navigation settings pane as shown in below fig.
M365 - SharePoint Online - Global Navigation settings - "Edit global navigation" link
Fig : M365 – SharePoint Online – Global Navigation settings – “Edit global navigation” link
  • On click of “Edit global navigation” pane, left pane appears where we can add the links / labels and can enable audience targeting as well as shown in below Fig
M365 - SharePoint Online - Global Navigation Adding links / labels and enabling Audience targeting
Fig : M365 – SharePoint Online – Global Navigation Adding links / labels and enabling Audience targeting
  • To add link or label to Global Navigation, click on “+” sign as shown in below fig
  • On click of “+” sign “Add” popup will appear where we can specify
    • Choose an option – Link / Label
    • In case of Link – URL / Address
    • Display name – which will appear to the users
    • Audiences to target – We could specify either groups or users , limit is 1o
M365 - SharePoint Online - Global Navigation Adding links / labels and enabling Audience targeting
Fig : M365 – SharePoint Online – Global Navigation Adding links / labels and enabling Audience targeting
  • Once we have enabled the Global Navigation and added the link or label – Home icon / tab on SharePoint app bar will show Global Navigation as shown following two figures
 M365 - SharePoint Online - Global Navigation is shown on Home icon / tab on SharePoint app bar
Fig : M365 – SharePoint Online – Global Navigation is shown on Home icon / tab on SharePoint app bar –
M365 - SharePoint Online - Global Navigation is shown on Home icon / tab on SharePoint app bar
Fig : M365 – SharePoint Online – Global Navigation is shown on Home icon / tab on SharePoint app bar

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  1. March 14, 2021

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