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Adding a Website on left sidebar

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Hello,

 

I have a website that i wanted to add on Left Panel. I know that I can customize and remove apps that are on the left panel by going to the Teams Admin. But, when I want to add a website, that option doesn't show up (altough it shows up on the group tabs).

Is there a way to add a website on the Left Panel?

 

Thank you.

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Hi @Fields2015,

Unfortunately, no way to do this currently - websites are only available through Tabs in the Channel.

There is a uservoice open which Microsoft have confirmed as planned to customize the left navigation

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18536197-user-customizable-lef...

However, it is not clear whether this also includes web sites. So I would recommend opening a new uservoice here and getting people to vote to push it up the agenda

Hope that answers your question!

Best, Chris
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Hey @Christopher Hoard,

 

Isn't a way to do this using Microsoft Teams Api? 

 

Thank you

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Not as far as I know.

@adam deltinger @Chris Webb - have you ever heard of a way to do this? I don't personally think this is possible, but reaching out just to confirm.

Best, Chris
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I mean you could probably create an app that all it does is render a website similar to the OneNote app for example. But there isn't anything in admin center or something easy you can do outside of building a custom app.
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And sideload it in? Hmm I guess. That’s a bit of work - and then taking a consistent web and mobile experience on top I would be tempted to wait for the customisation of the left navigation considering it is planned.

But at least an option I guess, albeit quite extreme!

Best, Chris
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Best Response confirmed by Fields2015 (New Contributor)
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@Fields2015 Actually, I saved something I read about how to do this. Have never tried it, but maybe this can give you some hints? https://jethroseghers.com/2019/06/10/integrating-existing-applications-into-teams-as-an-app-not-as-t... 

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Yeah, as the link and previous posters mentioned, you need to create a custom app in order to do this :)
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Good find, that's basically what I was meaning by creating an app, that's a baseline side load one, but def. a good place to get started!
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Hey @Robin Nilsson,

 

I followed the steps of the link you sent, and this is exactly what i wanted.

 

Thank you,

Fields

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@Fields2015 

Has anyone discovered a way to add a website to the Teams app bar? I want to link our corporate intranet, which is built on SharePoint.

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@Rob Barker Let me know if you come across any solution. But for now we will need to create a custom app but it would be nice if Ms make the functionality for the sidebar. 

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@Nathan007 nope, I haven't found any way yet. I'm hoping MS delivers this functionality soon.

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@Rob Barker @Nathan007  No solution but there's a Uservoice item for this feature that you can vote on: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/40124356-customize-the-app-bar...