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Renew the timer on Web Apps

When viewing an app in a web browser, the app will timeout after a certain duration. Then a small dialog will pop up telling you to restart the app. Previously, the app would continue to remain open, but be disconnected from datasources and you wouldn't know it. So the implementation of the dialog box is good.

 

I suggest a way for web browser users to renew their session without restarting the app. Suppose you are near the end of the available time to use the app, but you need to complete something on it before it restarts. You would be booted off and lose your progress. It would be useful to renew the session so that you don't lose your progress.

Status: Under Review

I have submitted this ask and will keep you updated as the enhancements are released.

 

Thank you for your continued feedback and patience,

Audrie

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PowerApps Staff

Hi @mr-dang,

 

Thanks for reporting this. This error is caused by the slider when the Escape key is pressed in Preview mode. It only happens intermittently.

 

We are fixing this problem.

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I'm having a serious issue with my editing session timing out!

 

Editing timeouts versus usage timeouts appear to be related somehow as well, but getting some attention on this idea would be great because these timeouts are resulting in data loss... 

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/Session-Expired-fix/idi-p/252386

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This is still going on. Has this request been forgotten?

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I've had users complaining to me about losing their unsaved data, from the same issue. Any progress?

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We are using the web version of PowerApps as a guest welcome login portal.

So the timeout is very inconvientent as sometimes there's a period between visits and the session times out.
Please take this issue in consideration.

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@tahoon  Can I put the timer on the data connection to refresh before 8 hours time, so it can keep connected for further 8 hours etc?