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Understand the navigation menu in QuickBooks Online

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The latest QuickBooks Online menu gives you quick access to your most important job centres like invoicing, banking, employee management, and more. We'll show you around your new menu and how you can customise it to best meet your workflows and habits.

Overview of the navigation menu

To simplify navigation for both accounting professionals and business owners, we’re moving to one consolidated menu shared across Business View and Accountant View. 


You can clean up the way your menu looks by selecting Expand and Collapse for the different sections of your menu.


Bookmarks have moved to the top of the menu for quick access. 

Hover and flyout menu interactions continue to show all sub-menu items when you hover over the main menu item.


Dashboards include the Get things done productivity centre, the Business overview, and your Cash flow page.

Transactions let you import, categorise, and review bank transactions, app transactions, and receipts. You can also reconcile and manage your Chart of accounts

Sales holds your invoicing centre and can monitor income over time.

Expenses has your expense actions like pay suppliers and track mileage. 

Customers & leads is where you set up and track customers and market to customers with access to Mailchimp.

Reports tell you about different aspects of your business. Some focus on sales, others focus on your spending, and some look at parts of each.

Payroll is where you manage employees and contractors, track their time and benefits, and stay in compliance with tax and legal requirements.

Time helps your employees track their time with QuickBooks Time. Then, that time flows into QuickBooks for payroll, invoicing, and more.

GST: Track GST on everything you buy, sell, and spend. Then prepare to lodge your tax, knowing exactly what you owe and when to pay.

Apps is where you find other QuickBooks products and third-party apps.

Projects (available in Plus) is where you can track profitability from project income, expenses, labour costs, and run project-specific reports from a single dashboard.

My accountant lets you directly communicate and collaborate with your accountant from within QuickBooks.

Try out the new menu

If you get the following message, you have access to try out the new left menu early. For about 30 days, you can choose when to opt into the new menu.


You can customise, get more info, or switch back to your old menu for a limited time by selecting Menu settings. As you try it out, we’d love your feedback.


If you don’t see these options yet, don’t worry – we’re rolling this out to all our customers over time.

Customise your view

You can update the navigation menu to feature the pages you use most, or hide pages you don’t use, to make your menu customised to your needs.

Bookmark a page

  1. Next to Bookmarks, select the Edit ✎.
  2. Select which pages you want to appear under Bookmarks.
  3. To reorder your bookmarks, select the reorder icon Screen Shot 2022-07-25 at 4.49.52 PM.png and drag them to your desired order.
  4. Select Save

To remove a bookmark:

  1. Next to Bookmarks, select the edit icon ✎.
  2. Untick the pages you want to remove from Bookmarks.
  3. Select Save

Hide or show a page

  1. Next to Menu, select Edit Menu ✎.
  2. Untick any pages you don’t need, or tick any you do.
    Note: Any pages you untick can be found under More.
  3. To reorder your menu, select the reorder icon Reorder and drag them to your desired order.
  4. Select Save

If you have questions or feedback, sign in to QuickBooks, scroll down, select Menu settings, and Give feedback.

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