sharepoint online – Default views for list folders isn’t working in new experience lists

I’m trying to set up a folder based list where the top level of the list will only contain folders of a custom type “Incident” and the incident folders will contain other types such as “Action” etc.

I have this set up but the automatic view selection isn’t working. I have created two views:

  • Incidents – set to show in “Top-level” and is set as the default view
  • Actions – set to show in folders of type “Incident” and is also set as the default view

I want it to automatically switch between those views when I go from the top level to the “Incident” level but it doesn’t. It just stays at whatever I last set it to and both views are available in both the top level folder and the incident folders.

Our site is configured to use the “new experience” and if I change the list to use the “classic experience” instead of the default one then this part works.

I don’t want to use the classic experience because other parts of it don’t work well for what we want and also we need to be able to use the list from Teams which seems to use the new experience regardless of the setting in the list.

Is there something that I am doing wrong or is it a fault in Sharepoint?