Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Increase approval timeout to more than 30 days

When sending an approval email through Flow, if no answer is received within 30 days, the Flow times out and fails.


In some cases, 30 days is not enough time to receive an approval.



Please increase Flow approval timeout to 60 or 90 days.



Status: Completed

You can now do this with the new Create Approval (v2) action. Read more here:

Regular Visitor

Flow lifetime shouldn't be limited ! Some process takes sereral months even years !


 I fully agree @Mélisen

Advocate IV

Thanks for all the support everyone. Please pass it on, get some votes, let's make this happen!

New Member
I need this funtionality! Please add it. I support this request
New Member


New Member

Hello, i am truggling with Business Process Management using sharepoint, microsoft flow, infopath. I have same problems with you, but my team found out the solution. We change approval in approval email action into approval on UI form ( infopath form with button approve and reject). With any approval time n, we design the flow ( when item created or modifiled) with multi condition switch case to check status of item, status should be Submitted, Approval Pending 1,2,  Approved/ Reject Time 1,2. As detail status as you can control in flow. So that, every flow trigger run, it's also run ( 3 - 8s) to end flow with one condition as success. To do that, you can resolve flow has to waiting approval for long month as flow is not success right now. 

New Member


Frequent Visitor


Frequent Visitor

At minimum it should be 3 months!

New Member

we experience similar problems with the 30 day limit (especially during holiday season....)

30days limit does no reflect business reality.

So definitely in favor of extending this period