Requirement: Add a new tile to App Launcher in SharePoint.
How to Add a Custom Tile to SharePoint 2016 App Launcher?
The SharePoint 2016 App Launcher is a shortcut that allows users to access SharePoint sites and Office 365 apps from anywhere in SharePoint 2016. The App Launcher includes tiles for some of the standard SharePoint sites and Office 365 applications by default, but you can also add custom tiles. This article will discuss how to add a custom tile to the SharePoint 2016 App Launcher.
We wanted to place a new tile in the SharePoint 2016 app launcher for the support center site to improve end-user usability. SharePoint 2016 Feature Pack 1 brought us the capability to add a new tile to the app launcher. Here is how you can customize SharePoint 2016 App launcher:
Step 1: Enable the “Custom Tiles” feature in SharePoint 2016 with PowerShell:
Use this PowerShell script to enable the custom tiles feature.
Enable-SPFeature -Identity CustomTiles -Url "https://intranet.crescent.com" -Force
This creates a new “Custom Tiles” list in the given web application’s root site collection.
Step 2: Create a new Tile in the “Custom Tiles” list
Once the feature is activated, navigate to: https://intranet.crescent.com/Lists/Custom%20Tiles/AllItems.aspx URL and add a new entry with desired URL and image for the tile for your custom tile. Please note, this list is hidden from the browser interface, so you should use the link directly in the browser to navigate to the list.
It may take up to 24 hours for the new tile to reflect. Clear your browser cache, or open the browser in Private mode to see the new tile in action.