Requirement: Add promoted links to modern SharePoint Online page.
What is promoted links in SharePoint?
When building intranet portals or team sites, we may have to link to frequently used sites, documents, etc., from the home page. We’ve used something called “Promoted links” in classic SharePoint sites to achieve this. Promoted Links in SharePoint is used to quickly share links with images. Basically, you create a Promoted Links List, Add links-assign images to the links and organize them, and then it automatically creates a Tile view for you! Remember the promoted links web part placed on every SharePoint site’s home page with the “get started with your site” title and icons?
Well, In modern SharePoint Online, the promoted links are no longer supported. As an alternative solution, we can use the Quick Links web part to get promoted tiles with similar functionality and look & feel.
How to create promoted links Web Part in Modern SharePoint Online Sites?
Here is how to create promoted links in modern SharePoint Online pages:
- Navigate to your modern SharePoint Online page, click on “Edit” from the top right corner. Mouse-over the section you want to insert promoted links web part >> Click on the + icon to add a new web part to the page, search and pick “Quick Links” and then add it to the page.
- Click on the “Add links” button in the Quick Links web part to insert links you want to appear as tiles. Specify the details for the link to be created. This could be any existing document/site/page including non-SharePoint and external sites. Populate all links as per your requirement. Choose the “Icon” or custom image for your link tiles.
- Set the layout options for quick links to “Tiles” and set the Icon size property to medium or large.
- Now, your Quick link should look like this:
Creating promoted links in SharePoint On-premises and SharePoint Online classic experience is explained in another article: How to Create promoted links in SharePoint?