Add your canvas apps to Microsoft Teams

In Nov’19, we introduced “Add to Teams” command in the Power Apps portal to add your canvas apps to Microsoft Teams. Since we added this capability, we’ve seen several of you take advantage of it to bring your personal productivity apps to Teams. Starting this week, we’re simplifying this experience further to make it super easy for you to add your existing Canvas apps to Microsoft Teams.

Add to Teams side panel

The new interface adds a new “Add to Teams” button along with the “Download app” button in the side panel.

Download app button allows you download the app manifest, which can then be uploaded to Teams for personal/team use or can be submitted to Teams tenant admin for broader distribution.

The new “Add to Teams” button eliminates the need to download and upload the app for personal/team use. Clicking this button will take you directly to the app installation dialog in Microsoft Teams.

App installation dialog in Teams

You can follow the instructions in that dialog to add the app to the personal app catalog, to an existing/new chat, or to a channel.App added as a personal app

Getting started is extremely easy. Just navigate to the apps list, select a canvas app, and click Add to Teams. From there, a panel will walk you through all of the necessary steps to add the app to Teams.

Enhanced Add to Teams functionality

As always, please reach out to me if you’ve any feedback.

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