Power Automate for desktop – June 2022 update

We are happy to announce that the June 2022 update of Power Automate for desktop (version 2.21) has been released! You can download the latest release here. New features and updates have been added, as described below.

More data types are now supported for input and output variables

In addition to the existing Text values, users can now pass more input and output variable data types in desktop flows:

  • Numeric values
  • Boolean values
  • Custom objects
  • Lists
  • Datatables

More data types for input and output variables

For custom objects, lists and datatables, an embedded UI tool has been implemented to help users provide default values, while also supporting the corresponding JSON format.

UI tool for the default values of input variables

Desktop flows can now be triggered via an external link

Premium users that are signed into Power Automate for desktop can now trigger a desktop flow through its console run URL. With this new feature, users can run desktop flows outside the console and without opening it at all.

Java automation in SWT framework applications

Power Automate for desktop now supports Java-specific UI automation in Java apps and applets that are built on SWT framework.

New screen for editing the selectors of a UI element

The window of editing the selectors of a UI element has been redesigned, to offer an improved experience and more space for greater element visibility.

New selectors screen


  • The two former screens have been merged into one, to enable fast and concurrent editing among multiple selectors.
  • Friendly names can now be used for selectors to enhance distinction between them.
  • Disabling selectors is also now available, to allow temporary but reversible removal.

Hoping that you will find the above updates useful, please feel free to provide your questions and feedback in the Power Automate Community. If you want to learn more about Power Automate Desktop, get started with the below resources: