The option "Add a content type" is gone for SharePoint Lists

Copper Contributor

Hi,

I have a problem with adding a new content type to a SharePoint list. NOT a library. A list.
To add a new content type to a list, you can click the "Add column" and then scroll to the bottom and there you *should* find the option "Add a content type".

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Well, It's not there anymore.
This is what I see for every list, on every site, on every tenant I tried.

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Enabling/disabling content type management doesn't help.
I can add existing content types but I can't add a new one.

So, what's going on? Has this moved?

 

Thanks,
Bart

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I'm not seeing it in any of my tenants now, either. I haven't heard anything about it being moved on purpose, but I have been getting a lot of frustrated feedback on List behaviors this week. You'll want to use the 'old' way for now: List Settings > Advanced Settings > Allow management of Content types > OK. And then on the List Settings page, 'add from existing content types'

@bkuppens 

 

Same behavior in our SharePoint tenant. For now, you can use Classic experience way of adding content type to SharePoint lists.

 

This documentation has detailed steps for same: Add a content type to a SharePoint list or library 

 

If you want to report this behavior to Microsoft, you can raise a support ticket with them. Follow: Get support for Microsoft 365 - Online support 


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Already found a different way... I just appended the following to my site URL:
"_layouts/15/SiteAdmin.aspx#/contentTypes"
This brings me to the content type gallery. From there, I can create them and then proceed to add them to the list as existing content type.