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Approvals in Microsoft Teams updated with more features!

Approvals in Microsoft Teams enables everyone, from frontline workers to corporate headquarters employees, to easily create, manage, and share approvals directly from your hub for teamwork.

We’ve been listening to your feedback and have added lots more capabilities to make creating, managing, and sharing Approvals even easier!

Create an Approval template for your organization

You can quickly create an Approval template by selecting our out of box templates or making your own from the Approvals app. Just go to the overflow menu which will be visible if you are a Teams Admin and/or Team Owner and click on Template management.

Follow the instructions to name your template, select the approvers, add in the necessary form fields, and final workflow settings and hit publish!

The very first organization template will create an AAD group to manage the templates, feel free to update this with more admins as you need for your organization. Support for template based approvals will be launching in April.

Create an Approval Request from a Template

With the addition of Approval templates, you now create approvals from templates your admin and/or team owner has enabled for you. Below is a quick overview of how to use it. Support for template based approvals will be launching in April.

New attachment capabilities

The Approvals hub is now even more integrated with Teams, you can now attach files directly from OneDrive and Sharepoint as well as attach a generic link for content if it isn’t already hosted in Teams. This will be rolling out in the coming weeks!


Markdown support

We heard your feedback and have now added markdown support in both adaptive cards and the details view! Now you can ensure all your approvals are formatted correctly for all your approval processes! This is rolling out in the coming weeks!


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