How to add Lightning Web Components as Custom Tabs in Salesforce

By | January 20, 2021

According to the release notes for Winter ’20, you may now add the Lightning Web Component to Salesforce as a Custom Tab. Therefore, this blog post will explain how to construct a custom Lightning Web Component tab.

As we all know the <component>.js-meta.xml configuration file defines the metadata values for the component. To define lightning tab, add the lightning__Tab target to the component’s configuration file. Please see the below screenshot for the same.

Lightning Tab
Lightning Tab

Kindly follow below steps to create custom tab.

  • Click on Gear Icon and then click on “Setup
  • Enter “Tabs” in the Quick Find box and click on “Tabs
  • Click on “New” button in Lightning Components Tabs
  • Then Select your LWC component.
Lightning Component Tab
Lightning Component Tab
  • Click on “Next” and then “Save” the tab.

Now you can view the Lightning Web Component Tab in your Org. Please see the below screenshot for the same.

Custom Tab
Custom Tab

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