Tile Pages Versus Widget Pages

In some cases, you may need to choose between designing pages based on widgets and pages based on tiles.

When you're setting up a new place, you can choose to enable an Overview page, which uses widgets, or an Activity page, which uses tiles. Place templates, which are customized for specific kinds of collaboration, always use tiles. Tiles use newer technology and are mobile-optimized; widgets cannot be displayed on a mobile device. Keep in mind that if you disable the Overview page in a place, you can choose to add additional tile-based custom Pages, which let you spread out your content over multiple tabs with less content (and thus better mobile usability).

Use widgets when:
Use tiles when: