How to remove “Notebook” from SharePoint Online Quick Launch?

Requirement: Remove the Notebook link from SharePoint Online quick launch navigation.

How to Remove the Notebook in SharePoint Online Left Navigation?

If you want to remove the “Notebook” link from the Quick Launch navigation in SharePoint Online, you can follow these steps:

  1. Go to the SharePoint site where you would like to remove the “Notebook” link.
  2. Click on the “Edit” link at the bottom of the quick launch navigation.
  3. Click on the little three dots next to the “Notebook” link in the Quick Launch navigation >> from the menu, and choose “Remove”.
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  4. Hit “Save” to commit the changes.

The “Notebook” link should now be hidden from the Quick Launch navigation. Please note that this method removes the link from the Quick Launch navigation and does not delete or affect the actual OneNote notebook. The notebook can still be accessed through the OneNote app or via the “Notebook” link in the “Site Assets” library through site contents.

How to Disable the Notebook Feature in SharePoint Online?

When you create a site collection in SharePoint Online, the Notebook feature is enabled by default, and the left navigation has a link. Here is how to hide the notebook link:

  1. Go to Site Settings >> Click on the “Manage site features” link under the Site Actions section.
  2. Scroll down and find the “Site Notebook” feature.
  3. Click on “Deactivate” to disable the feature.
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  4. This removes the “Notebook” link from classic and modern SharePoint Online sites.
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Meanwhile, activating the “Site Notebook” Feature again brings the Notebook link to the left navigation. You can also use “Navigation” under site settings to remove the “notebook” link from quick launch on classic sites with the publishing feature enabled! Edit quick launch otherwise!

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How about disabling this feature for all sites in your SharePoint Online tenant? Well, PowerShell can help! Just use this PowerShell script with a Feature ID, “f151bb39-7c3b-414f-bb36-6bf18872052f”. How to Disable a Feature for All Sites in SharePoint Online using PowerShell?

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack - SharePoint Expert with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. Love to Share my knowledge and experience with the SharePoint community, through real-time articles!

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