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How to Configure the Top Link Bar in SharePoint 2016

How to Configure the Top Link Bar in SharePoint 2016

In SharePoint 2016, the quest for better user experience has brought more flexibility to navigation links. You can extensively customize the top link bar to meet the needs of your SharePoint Site users.

You have the ability to really simplify quick access to Sites, Pages and apps from a Site. The top link bar also shows the Subsites, Sites underneath the main Site.

To edit the top link bar, you need to be the owner of the Site or have the edit permissions.

To get stated, just go to Site Settings and you will see a link “Top Link Bar”. Or, you can click on “EDIT LINKS” above any page.

If you don’t see the link “EDIT LINKS”, it means that you don’t have the permission modify the top link bar. If this is the case, just request permission from the Site owner.

You can add, remove, or edit the links. You can even drag and drop. The short video below shows you all the steps.

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About the Author:

Asif Rehmani has been a SharePoint Trainer, Consultant, Author, and a SharePoint Server MVP since 2007. He’s the founder of VisualSP Help System.

VisualSP provides just-in-time learning and help through proprietary help system software. Also, the website hosts a variety of training videos authored by renowned experts in the industry.

Over the years, Asif has provided SharePoint consulting and training to major clients such as Department of Defense, NASA, Hersheys, Toshiba, State Farm, Federal Home Loan Bank, US Army and many more.

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