New name for apps for SharePoint

SharePoint Add-ins

Last modified: March 23, 2016

Applies to: apps for Office | apps for SharePoint | Office Add-ins | SharePoint Add-ins

Note Note

The name "apps for SharePoint" is changing to "SharePoint Add-ins". During the transition, the documentation and the UI of some SharePoint products and Visual Studio tools might still use the term "apps for SharePoint". For details, see New name for apps for Office and SharePoint.

We are currently updating our products, documentation, samples, and other resources to reflect the platform name change from "apps for Office and SharePoint" to "Office and SharePoint Add-ins". We made this change to better distinguish the extension platform from Office Add-ins (applications). For your reference, the following table lists the names that are changing and the new names.

Original name

New name

apps for SharePoint

SharePoint Add-ins

app part

add-in part

app web

add-in web

Note Note

The name of the app launcher and the My apps page in Office 365 is not changing. The My apps page launches first-party apps and standalone web applications that authenticate using Azure AD.

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