Preview: Introduction to UI flows

[This topic is pre-release documentation and is subject to change.]

Note

Microsoft Flow is now Power Automate. For more information, see this blog.

This content will be updated to reflect the branding change in the coming days.


UI flows provides Robotic Process Automation (RPA) capabilities to Power Automate. You can use UI flows to automate repetitive tasks in Windows and Web applications. UI flows records and plays back user interface actions (clicks, keyboard input, etc.) for applications that don't have easy-to-use or complete APIs available.

Important

  • This is a preview feature.
  • A preview feature may have limited availability and restricted functionality. A preview feature is available before an official release so that customers can get early access and provide feedback.
  • The UI flows feature is currently rolling out across regions. If you don't see the feature in your environement, can't create UI flows, or get an error when you try to run it within a flow, please retry later.

You can jump right in:

UI flows or connectors?

With Power Automate, you can automate both modern applications with APIs, or legacy applications with incomplete or missing APIs. You can even combine legacy apps, modern apps, and manual processes in a single automation.

Application type Feature Benefits
Modern apps with APIs Connectors High reliability with software UI updates
Legacy apps (no APIs) UI flows Easy to create. Works if no API is available.

You will find your UI flows alongside automated, button, scheduled, and business process flows in My flows.

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