Provide options to manage 'Shared with us' Document Library view and link
A new 'Shared with us' link has suddenly appeared in the Quick launch of all our SharePoint team sites when selecting 'Documents'. This is causing confusion among our users and many have asked how it can be hidden or how they can remove no longer relevant documents from the list.
Unfortunately, it is currently not possible to move it, hide it or make it a sub link of Documents (which would be logical) or to remove individual files from the list (unlike in the 'Shared with me' view in OneDrive).
Can you please make these improvement ASAP. It is not helpful having new, 'half-baked' features appearing without being able to control their behaviour.
Nicky Ylén-Julin commented
OMG, remove this feature immediately or let us decide how to remove it. How is it possible that in 2021 a software has some added feature functions hard coded into the system and gives no possibility to customize it? Shame on you Microsoft, this and many other features that feel like they were built in 5 minutes, and then suddenly they are forgotten and fixing them takes more than 3 years! It´s like building a new car, when people buy it, you as a seller forgot to tell them that it only goes straight, meaning there is no way of steering it at all..
Andrew Goodwin commented
Another one of MS's "genius" ideas that have no founding in actual usability for end users and AGAIN no central way to turn it off.
Rob Brown commented
Adding my voice and vote to this topic. It's a thorough distraction to making and managing a coherent user experience. At least provide an option to disable/remove and leave it upto the SP Admins to govern rather than inflicting something upon everyone that clearly get's a lot of flak!
very annoying user experience
Andrew Moore commented
I agree.. I have a customer requesting it to be removed as well. We just switched to the modern view
Please have an option to turn this feature off, its horrible UX.
Please enable the option to hide or remove this, it is annoying.
If you change the "list experience" to Classic it gets rid "Shared with us" menu item but looks "Classic"
Michael Bosch commented
Microsoft, please listen to your SP admin customers! I know you've received probably thousands of complaints by now about this -- it is a perfectly baffling feature that confuses our users. Remove it, or give us the ability to remove it. Those are the only two choices.
Please provide an option to remove this as needed. It's annoying and confusing to 90% of our audience. It looks like it is placed there without a good reason to better serve Microsoft, not the rest of us.
That's not just a rant, it's true - Microsoft wants to promote the use of Groups and this is all about Groups - we get that.
But when carefully thinking through our navigation for sites, putting this useless link as the number four item in the side navigation EVERY TIME is not good.
Let US determine the navigation needs of all these sites, Microsoft should have NO say in how we provide navigation to users. Would Microsoft require that we place their logo on all of our work? Of course not. This is the same principle.
It's incredibly annoying to see our navigation encroached upon every time we build a site. Come on guys - either lose it or give us a means to better manage it.
Please enable the option to hide or remove this, it annoys many users and site owners