SharePoint Online: How to Remove the Title Column from List?

Requirement: Remove Title column from SharePoint Online List

SharePoint Online: How to Remove Title Field from List?

When you create a new list, it comes with a “Title” column by default. You can rename the title column to something relevant to your list. E.g. I’ve created a “Metrics” list and I can change the title column to “Metrics Name” or something similar. However, There are times you may want to remove the title field from the list. To remove the “Title” column from the list, do the following:

  • Navigate to your list where you want to hide the title column. Click on Settings >> List Settings
  • Click on “Advanced settings” on the list settings page >> Select the “Yes” option for “Allow management of Content types” and hit OK.
    sharepoint online remove title from list
  • Now, in the list settings page, you’ll see “Content types” link with “Item” content type >> Click on the “Item” link under Content type.
  • Click on the “Title” column link under “Columns”. This will lead you to a page where you can hide the column completely by setting “Hidden” under the “Column settings” option and hit OK.
    sharepoint online list hide title column

Now go back to the list, and you won’t see the “Title” column when you try to add/edit/view items.

One last step you may have to do is: Hide the title column from views! Under list settings, Select the view which has title column and simply unselect the title field to remove it from list views.

SharePoint Online: Hide the Title Column using PowerShell

We can hide the title column from the list using PowerShell as well:

#Config Variables
$SiteURL = "https://crescent.sharepoint.com/sites/pmo"
$ListName = "Metrics"
$FieldName = "Title"

#Connect to PnP Online
Connect-PnPOnline -Url $SiteURL -UseWebLogin
$Ctx = Get-PnPContext

#Get the Title Field
$Field = Get-PnPField -List $ListName -Identity $FieldName

#Hide the Field
$Field.Hidden = $True
$Field.Update()
Invoke-PnPQuery

Salaudeen Rajack

Salaudeen Rajack is a SharePoint Architect with Two decades of SharePoint Experience. He loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with the SharePoint community, through his real-world articles!

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