I am trying to figure out how to add a Lightning Web Component to a Lightning tab. I have it on the Home Page, but I would like it to be on its own tab. I feel like there should be an option to expose it to the Lightning tabs. When I am in the Tabs section, I don't see my LWC listed.

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    You can if you have a Lighting Page Tab created. – Jayant Das Mar 14 at 15:27
  • @JayantDas how about lightning component tab? – Pranay Jaiswal Mar 14 at 15:39
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    @PranayJaiswal as long as your LWC is wrapped within an Aura component, then Yes. Because you cannot really edit a Lighting (Aura) Component tab but only associate it with an aura component. – Jayant Das Mar 14 at 15:42

I was able to do this by:

  • Setup
  • Lightning App Builder
  • List item
  • Create a new App Page
  • Add the LWC to the page
  • Associate the page with an App
  • Funny, this isn't the correct answer to your own question. – compski Oct 10 at 9:19
  • @compski I don't understand your comment. The solution I listed was a way to accomplish what I needed. I put the LWC on a page, added the page to an app, and then assigned the app to a tab. – Michele Kleinhomer Oct 11 at 10:59
  • Why do you need to put LWC on a page to then assign it to a tab? Your question after all was "When I am in the Tabs section, I don't see my LWC listed." This article shows you how to have it on Tab section and have ur LWC listed salesforcecodecrack.com/2019/08/… – compski Oct 13 at 6:07

So far (Spring '19), using a Lightning web component inside a tab isn't supported, as listed here.

What you can do is wrap it inside an aura component, and create a tab for it.


With Winter 20 release, we can create the Lightning Tab using LWC component. You will just have to add the below tag in the -meta.xml file of LWC component.

  • Although this will be good IF Salesforce does release this and their safe harbour statements mean you cannot rely on this info. – Timothy Aug 16 at 8:42
  • It's available in Summer'20 Pre-Release Org. You can cross-verify there. – Hemant Keni Aug 17 at 10:36
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    Your answer is only partially correct. The full solution is on this link : salesforcecodecrack.com/2019/08/… – compski Oct 10 at 9:19

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