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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.

 

Thanks.

Status: Completed

You can now do this with the new Create Approval (v2) action. Read more here: https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/2019-release-wave-2-plan-and-may-updates-for-microsoft-flow/

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Level: Powered On

Allowing longer Flows would be ideal for a P1/P2 scenario - we want it -and we can pay for it 🙂

Level: Powered On

Flow is great BUT the 30 day to live limit does not really address real world business needs.If Microsoft are serious about getting people to use Flow as a business tool, then they need to get serious about the type of processes that businesses have.  Even a simple FOI request can take longer than 30 days to complete.

Super User
fully agree; please, help us and bring voters
Level: Powered On

I gave up on Flow approval becuase of this and have built my own approval tracking system.  A ton of work just to get around the 30 day window.

Level: Powered On

And it's basically not Approval timeout, but the overall timeout of a Flow.

Level: Powered On

Yes, please it is for general Flow Timeout, not just approval.

Super User

If we increase approval timeout > 30 days, flow duration will obviously be extended as well. so yes, both. In my opinion, based on what I see on the field, we should reach at least 1 year. (even if we have to pay for it).

Level: Power Up
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