ServiceNow UI Builder Side Menu not appearing

How to fix a side navigation not showing up in your workspace when building a workspace in UI Builder

I had this issue when first attempting to create a side navigation in UI builder, I input my pages, icons, labels, etc, but when I checked my page, there was no side menu!!

The simple fix was going into the Advanced side navigation settings and changing the Type from String to JSON.

I am not sure if this is just a bug in the current version of ServiceNow or not, however, it did the trick for me and now my side menu is showing correctly!

I hope this helps.