Unable to Add Website tab to a Team Channel

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Hello Crew!

Yesterday I was surprised to discover that I can no longer add a "website" tab to a Teams channel.

For detail, in the past I have set up a channel with a website tab to an online survey that allows the users to report details on how the job went. I call that survey "PTR".

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As of yesterday, however, when I hit the + button, I am only able to add certain apps. See below. 

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Searching for "website", or "link" doesn't yield good results. Does anyone know how to post a website tab? I'm thinking that the process has changed and I just don't know how.

 

I hope I've been specific enough. Here's a screenshot with information redacted of what I used to apply to a channel: 

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Update:
I did find that we can create links in the files tab by clicking "New" then "Link". I guess this serves about the same function, it just looked so neat and tidy up in the tabs than I'm really gonna miss making the old website tabs :(

@JakeP870 

Which version of Teams are you on? I'm on
Version
You have Microsoft Teams version 23335.232.2637.4844.
You've got the latest version. It was last updated on 2/8/2024.
The client version is 49/23111630013.

I was able to see website in my apps. I added a URL and it seemed to work for me. It was very slow to load and now I also see an additional warning with an option to Open in Browser. 

Hi @JakeP870,

what kind of channel in Teams are you refering at, is it perhaps private?

I cannot add a website to a private or shared channel.

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I can only create websites in standard channels.

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Leon Pavesic
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I am having the same issue @JakeP870, I have checked in Teams Admin that the website app is allowed and is added to the correct app permissions policy ( I have checked all other to double check), but it will not show in the store or as a app to add as a tab? The team is private, and I have one open channel which it will not show for

Hi @JakeP870 @IanBromham @La_Perla 

I have signed-out and then signed-in to New Microsoft Teams and after that I can add a Website to a private or a shared channel.

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Other users in our organisation have done the same and it works from them too.

Can you please check if this workarorund works for you?


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Leon Pavesic
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Have same issue here and I even tried a reset of app and logout and back in. I really dont know how we are to roll to this version when there are still issues that are in yet to be resolved

@JakeP870 I tried adding a Website tab to a Teams channel yesterday but surprisingly found the option was gone. In the past, I had set up Website tabs to connect our project channels to external surveys like your PTR one.

 

These helped capture feedback from the team. It seems Microsoft removed Website tabs in channels. Now we only have limited options to link channels to websites. This is an unfortunate change because Website tabs were useful to connect channels to sites like surveys and trackers. While we can post web links as messages, it's just not the same experience. The loss of Website tabs makes channel integrations harder.

 

I know my teams will be frustrated when learning this feature was taken away. I recommend we all provide Microsoft feedback on this change.

 

Hopefully if enough customers speak up, they could bring Website tabs back.

Hi @BarryGoblon,

I can still add a Website to a tab in private (or shared) channel.

There is an issue with this option, sometimes is there, sometimes is not, but when I sign out and sign back in to new Microsoft Teams the option of adding a Website is there.

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Where did you found that Microsoft removed the option to Website tabs in channels? Do you have any article or documentation to back this up?

Microsoft is only making changes how the Website tab works in the new Teams client (Starting April 2024), but not completely removing the option of a Website tab in channels.
Upcoming updates to loading websites in Teams tabs (microsoft.com)


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Leon Pavesic
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It seems Microsoft removed Website tabs in channels. Now we only have limited options to link channels to websites. This is an unfortunate change because Website tabs were useful to connect channels to sites like surveys and trackers.