Overview of cloud flows
Create a cloud flow when you want your automation to be triggered either automatically, instantly, or via a schedule.
|Flow type||Use case||Automation target|
|Automated flows||Create an automation that is triggered by an event such as arrival of an email from a specific person, or a mention of your company in social media.||Connectors for cloud or on-premises services connect your accounts and enable them to talk to each other.|
|Instant flows||Start an automation with a click of a button. You can automate for repetitive tasks from your Desktop or Mobile devices. For example, instantly send a reminder to the team with a push of a button from your mobile device.||Wide range of tasks such as requesting an approval, an action in Teams or SharePoint.|
|Scheduled flows||Schedule an automation such as daily data upload to SharePoint or a database.||Tasks that need to be automated on a schedule.|
If you're ready to start your Power Automate project, visit the guidance and planning article to get up and running quickly. |