Teams – You can pin apps by policy

Microsoft Teams now allow administrator to define policies to pin apps to their end-users (turned on by default).

This policy setting also allows administrator to disable the ‘pin app’ capability.

As remined, an app can be pinned in Teams by following these steps:

  • Access the search an app function (the 3 dots – shown on the left rail
  • search for an app and right click on it to choose Pin


For administrators to define/update policy, logon to your Teams administration portal ( and go to Teams apps\Setup Policies, then either edit an existing policy or create a new one


Finally turn off the Allow user pinning if you want to disable the feature or define the apps to be pinned to end-users


Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies