Office 365 update: Flow Launch Panel

We are happy to announce that the Flow Launch Panel will be coming to our First Release users and tenants in SharePoint Online in the coming weeks. This capability was announced at Ignite 2017 and was mentioned in our earlier blog post around reinventing business processes, linked below.

We will also be updating the panel to create a new flow to make creating new types of flows easier.

How does this affect me?
Flow launch panel adds the ability to prompt SharePoint users for additional information when a Flow is being started. When you create a Flow that uses the “For a selected item” SharePoint trigger, you will be able to add some input parameters to your trigger and use the values provided by the user in the rest of your Flow.

These flows also allow actions in Flows to be taken by the people who are starting the flow run. You can define what user each step in the flow runs as: the creator of the flow or the person who started the flow using the Flow Launch Panel.

We will be rolling this out to our First Release tenants over the next two weeks. Roll out to the rest of the world should be completed by the end of the year.

What do I need to do to prepare for this change?
This change does not require you to take any action to take advantage of it. Please click Additional Information to learn more.

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