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What is Approvals?

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Approvals in Microsoft Teams is a way to streamline all of your requests and processes with your team or partners. You'll be able to create new approvals, view the ones sent your way, and see all of your previous approvals in one place.

  • Approvals hub - This is where you'll see all of your approvals that you've sent or received, including the ones that are already complete. Approvals show up across all of your systems, including Power Automate, SharePoint, and Microsoft Dynamics 365.

  • Approvals from chat - Send an approval right from your Teams conversation. Set it up from the compose box, then see the approvals card in your chat. Note that only people in the conversation can be added as approvers.

  • Approval from template - With templates in Approvals, you and your team can create and send approval requests. Use preset fields for templates like discount requests or expense reports - all in Microsoft Teams.

  • Approvals card - The card gives a real-time summary of the approval's status. See who's responded, and who still needs a little more time.

  • Basic approval - A basic approval is what you'll typically use when you start from the hub or a chat. You can decide the approval order when submitting the request. All approvals are stored in the Common Data Service, where only people on the approval and a tenant admin can access them.

  • Workflow approval - When you create an approval through Power Automate, it'll appear in your list of approvals in the app. This is considered a workflow approval, as you can create a new flow and select a trigger such as a system driven event from one of the 350+ connectors provided, or your own LOB connector.

  • Notifications - Customize your notification settings in the Notifications page within Teams.

  • Endless options - Whether you need an approval to file an expense report, give a discount to a customer, or request time off, use Approvals to get it all done within Teams.

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