SharePoint Online: How to Hide “Create Site” Link in SharePoint Start Page?

Requirement: Disable Create site link from SharePoint Online home page!

The “Create Site” link in SharePoint Online Home ( helps end-users to create their own modern SharePoint sites. We got a requirement to disable this “Create Site” Link as a policy decision.

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To disable create site link, follow these steps:

  • Login to SharePoint Online Admin Center (
  • Click on “Settings” in left navigation
  • Under “Site Creation” section, Un-check “Let users create sites from the SharePoint start page and OneDrive”.
    disable create site in sharepoint online home
  • Click on “Save” button to save your changes!

This hides the “Create Site” link in the SharePoint Online home page for everyone, including administrators (Admins can create sites via SharePoint Online Admin center or PowerShell) once you logout and login back!

Here is the Microsoft documentation:

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One thought on “SharePoint Online: How to Hide “Create Site” Link in SharePoint Start Page?

  • In my environment, if I uncheck that box, the Save button is not available. If I change the time zone or the location where sites are created, I can save, but it does not uncheck the box and users are still seeing the option to create sites… I’d like to remove that checkbox but for some reason, it will not save.


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