Microsoft Flow users can now trigger flows using physical buttons

Until now, Flow users could use Flow Buttons to trigger flows on demand directly from Flow Mobile app or website. Microsoft is today adding support for physical buttons to trigger flows. This support opens up endless possibilities like the below.

  • Need a simple way to order more inventory in a production floor? Push the button. It will create a PO with approval in your CRM.
  • Need a simple way to call Tech support in a conference room? Push the button. It will dispatch a mail to your support team, or open a support ticket in your system.
  • Need a simple way to track your consulting work hours for various companies? Push the button. It will log your hours and location in an Excel file or a Google sheet.

Microsoft is supporting Flic physical buttons by Shortcut Labs, and Bttn physical buttons by The Button Corporation. Bttn is a powerful physical button which has built-in internet connectivity and operates without utilizing a smartphone or pairing with an app. Flic is a wireless, smart button that connects to your iOS, Android phone or Mac computer via Bluetooth. One push of the Flic button can shortcut over 60 apps, services and features across all of your devices.

Learn more about how to configure physical buttons to trigger your flows here.

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