Customize the Office 365 Theme

Topics: Office 365, SharePoint Tips, SharePoint Admin Center

You can customize the Office 365 theme from the admin center effortlessly. You need admin rights to change the default theme that determines how the top navigation bar for everyone in the organization is displayed.

How to customize the Office 365 theme in the Admin Center

  • Sign-in to the Admin Center.
  • Go to Settings > Organization Profile
  • Click on Edit placed next to Manage custom themes for your organization.
  • Edit the theme elements you wish to change.
  • Click on Save after making the changes to create the custom tile.

What are the theme elements one can edit in the above process

  • Background image, Navigation bar background color.
  • Logo Image, URL for a clickable logo.
  • Text and icons, Accent color.
  • Username, and there is also an option to ‘Prevent users from overriding theme’.

How to promote the custom tile to App Launcher

  • Click on the app launcher icon.
  • Select All apps.
  • Select the new tile for the app and click on the ellipsis.
  • Select Pin to launcher.

Steps to edit or delete a custom tile

  • From the admin center, select Settings > Organization profile.
  • Click on Edit option next to Add custom tiles for your organization.
  • To edit the tile, update the URL, Description, Tile name, and Image URL fields.
  • Click on Update > Close.
  • To delete the tile, from the Custom tiles window, select the tile.
  • Click on Remove tile > Delete.

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