Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Community Champion
Community Champion

Useful Features of PowerApps (10) - Communication functions



I was able to extract few key features, which can be used in Tablet, but mostly for Phone Apps, from previous sample apps from PowerApps Group, but are not released nor mentioned in tutorial. I wish PG can include in future.


Map (currently Google Map only)

- Launch(" "&XXXXX")



- Launch("mailto: "&XXXXX")



- Launch('tel: "&XXXXX")



- Launch("sms: "&XXXXX")


"&XXXXX." can be anyone of this

- "&Label1.Text"  - from a labelbox

-  "&Actual Address" - enter directly

- "&TextInput1.Text" - Input of an address


I had tried with Tel and Message from Phone Apps...great!

(Just like in Win Apps Studio).


Hope it helps and wish PG can include more explanatory notes in tutorials.

(I can see Tutorials kept updated form 28, Apr 2016, 3, May, 5, May..Thanks a lot and keep it up forthe good work.)


Kudos to PG team sincerely from me (a non-code apps creator, who only learnt from Bob Tabor on HTML5, CSS, JS and some old programming tools when I was in school , Fortran, Turbo Pascal, Cobol,..) to be part of the Cloud-first Mobile first world.




Frequent Visitor

Re: Useful Features of PowerApps (10) - Communication functions

Thank you! These are great! (Loved the google maps launcher!)

Helper I
Helper I

Re: Useful Features of PowerApps (10) - Communication functions

I tried "mailto:" to a group people and it works fine. But seems like "sms:" do not support multiple people. Only the first number is picked up by the iMessager. Have you tried to SMS to more than 1 people? Thanks.

Helpful resources

Community Conference

Power Platform Community Conference

Find your favorite faces from the community presenting at the Power Platform Community Conference!

Watch Now

Experience what’s next for Power Apps

See the latest Power Apps innovations, updates, and demos from the Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event.

Power Platform ISV Studio

Power Platform ISV Studio

ISV Studio is designed to become the go-to Power Platform destination for ISV’s to monitor & manage published applications.


Power Platform 2020 release wave 2 plan

Features releasing from October 2020 through March 2021

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (5,790)