Favorite dashboards, reports, and apps in the Power BI service

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When you make content a favorite, you can access it quickly from the Favorites content list. Favorites are typically content that you visit most often and are identified with a filled star.

Screenshot of the main Power BI page with Favorites highlighted.

Add a dashboard or report as a favorite

  1. Open a dashboard or report that you use often. Even content that has been shared with you can be a favorite.

  2. From the upper menu bar of the Power BI service, select Add to Favorites or the star icon.

    Screenshot of the Favorites icon on the toolbar.

    You can also favorite a dashboard or report from anywhere you see the star icon, such as Home, Recent, Apps, and Shared with me.

    Screenshot of the Favorites tab on the Power BI main page.

Work with favorites

You have several options for viewing your favorites.

  1. To see all the content that you've added as favorites, on the Browse pane, click the Favorites tab.

    Screenshot of the Home page with the Favorites tab highlighted.

    From here, you can take action. You can open a favorite, identify owners, and even share favorites with your colleagues.

  2. Favorites are also available from Power BI Home. If you've selected the Expanded display mode, your favorites are listed in the Favorites + frequents section. If you've selected the Simplified display mode, your favorites are listed in the Favorites tab.

    From the upper right corner of Home, select the Simplified display mode.

    On the Home page, select the tab for Favorites.

Unfavorite content

If you no longer use a report, dashboard, or app as often as you used to, you can unfavorite it. When you unfavorite content, it's removed from your Favorites list but not from Power BI. Just select the black star to turn it back to a white star.

Screenshot of the Favorites tab with an item being unfavorited.

Considerations and limitations

  • When you favorite an app, it automatically favorites all the reports and dashboards for that app. It isn't possible to favorite individual app reports or dashboards.