Easily Switch Between Your Salesforce Org and Communities

If you use Lightning communities and Lightning Experience, you can now use the App Launcher to switch back and forth between your Salesforce org and your communities. This functionality is available in communities based on Customer Service (Napili), Partner Central, and any Lightning Bolt solutions.

App Launcher in communities

In Lightning Experience, the App Launcher displays a tile for every published community along with your apps. In Lightning communities, the App Launcher displays a tile for every published community and app but the All Items area and AppExchange link aren't available. Members see only the communities and apps that they’re authorized to see according to their profile or permission sets.Communities tiles in the App Launcher

By default, the App Launcher is hidden in existing communities and displayed in new communities. To show or hide the App Launcher for your users, select Hide App Launcher in community header in the Navigation Menu component properties.Show or hide the App Launcher

To let users see the App Launcher, you must also enable the Show App Launcher in Communities permission in user profiles in Setup.



The App Launcher is not available in the Salesforce1 mobile app or in Salesforce Tabs + Visualforce communities. Users of these communities can use the global header to switch between their Salesforce org and their communities.