Create an approval from the approvals app

You can trigger an approval at any time from the approvals app in Teams.

Start an approval from the approvals app

Follow these steps to create an approval from the approvals app in Teams.

  1. Sign into Microsoft Teams.

  2. Select More added apps (...), search for approvals, and then select the approvals app.

    Search for the app in Teams

  3. Select New Approval request on the top right of the app.

    New Approval request

  4. Enter the details of the approval.

    Approvals form

    Tip

    If you are sending an approval to multiple users and you need everyone to respond, ensure that select the Require a response from all approvers option. If you only need one of the approvers to approve turn the option off.

    Multiple approvers toggle

  5. Select Send.

    The approval shows up in the Sent tab in the app.

    Sent approvals

Known issues

Currently, all the approvals created using this native Teams experience are created in your organization's default environment.