How to Disable the App Bar in SharePoint Online?

The App Bar is a new navigation menu on the left-hand side of your Sharepoint Online modern sites that brings a consistent navigation experience to every SharePoint Online site, featuring quick access to global navigation to easily access sites, news, and files globally. Yeah, App Bar is a handy and great new feature, but sometimes you may feel it clutters the user interface, is distracting and impacts the customizations. So, You may want to disable it.

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Turn OFF App Bar in SharePoint Online using PowerShell

To disable the app bar, use this PowerShell from Global Admin credentials: (Make sure you have the latest PowerShell module for SharePoint Online installed: Update-module microsoft.online.sharepoint.powershell)

Connect-SPOService "https://crescent-admin.sharepoint.com"

Set-SPOTemporarilyDisableAppBar $true

This disables the App bar at the tenant level. SharePoint app bar cannot be disabled on specific sites.

How to enable the SharePoint app bar?

If you have disabled the SharePoint app bar and would like to enable it back in your tenant, run the following command:

Set-SPOTemporarilyDisableAppBar $false

You can get the status of the App bar with:

Get-SPOTemporarilyDisableAppBar

Please note, As per Microsoft, You can only disable the app bar until October 31, 2021. (meaning, You cannot disable the SharePoint app bar permanently with PowerShell!). However, You can use CSS to hide it from the view permanently!

 #sp-appBar { display:none !important; } 

Show or Hide App Bar in SharePoint Online using PnP PowerShell

You can also use PnP PowerShell to enable or disable App bar:

#Turn-OFF App Bar
Set-PnPTemporarilyDisableAppBar $true

#Enable App Bar
Set-PnPTemporarilyDisableAppBar $false

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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