Add Global Navigation Links and Headings in SharePoint Online Office 365 Site

This Office 365 tutorial, we will discuss how to add global navigation links and headings in SharePoint online Office 365 site using out of box feature. The same approach will work for SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint 2013 also.

Add Global Navigation Links and Headings in SharePoint

Follow the below steps to Add Global Navigation Links and Headings in SharePoint.

Open your SharePoint Online site in the browser. You can check out various browsers supported in SharePoint online. Then click on the gear icon and then click on Site Settings which will open the Site Settings page.

In the SharePoint Site Settings Page, click on Navigation which is under Look and Feel section like below:

global navigation sharepoint online
global navigation sharepoint online

Then in the Navigation Settings page, in the Global Navigation section, select “Structural Navigation: Display the navigation items below the current site” option. And then uncheck Show subsites and Show pages check boxes.

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Then in the Current Navigation choose, “Structural Navigation: Display only the navigation items below the current site” option and then uncheck Show subsites and Show pages checkboxes.

global navigation sharepoint 2013
global navigation sharepoint 2013

Then in the “Structural Navigation: Editing and Sorting” section, select Global Navigation and then click on “Add Heading” and give Navigation heading like below:

global navigation sharepoint 2016
global navigation sharepoint 2016

Then select in one of the heading and click on Add link and add various links like below:

sharepoint online global navigation across site collections
sharepoint online global navigation across site collections

The Global Navigation links will appear like below:

sharepoint online managed navigation across site collections
sharepoint online managed navigation across site collections

After this Save the page and now if you will check in the site, the global navigation will appear like below:

sharepoint online global navigation drop down
sharepoint online global navigation drop down

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I hope this SharePoint customization tutorial helps us to learn how to add Global Navigation Links and Headings in SharePoint Online sites.

  • Hi Bhawana,

    I have a question. I am using an Oslo layout and I want to get rid of side navigation bar to utilize more horizontal space. After applying the Oslo layout, sidebar is gone for some pages (classic page, calendar), but it is still there for the others like i.e. modern page, lists, and document library. Could you help me with this?

    Regards,
    Jung

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