Embed a canvas app as tab app in Teams

You can customize the Teams experience by adding Power Apps canvas apps to your channels in Teams using the Power Apps tab. In this topic, you learn how to add the Product Showcase sample app template to a Teams channel, and then open the app from that channel.

App embedded in Microsoft Teams.

If you're not signed up for Power Apps, sign up for free before you begin.


To follow this procedure, you need an Office 365 subscription and a channel in Teams.

Sign in to Power Apps

Sign into Power Apps at https://make.powerapps.com.

Add an app

  1. In Microsoft Teams, select a team, and a channel under that team. In this example, it's the General channel under the Business Development team.

    Select General channel.

  2. Choose + to add a tab.

    Select +.

  3. In the Add a tab dialog box, choose Power Apps.

    Select Add a tab.

  4. Choose Sample app templates > Product Showcase > Save.

    Select Product Showcase and Save.

    The app is now available to use in the channel.

    App shows up in channel.


You must share your own apps before you add them to Teams (sample app templates are shared by default).

Open an app

  1. In Microsoft Teams, choose the team and the channel that contains the app.

    Select General in Teams under your team.

  2. Choose the Product Showcase tab.

    Select Product Showcase tab.

    The app opens in the channel.

    App opens.

Known issues

In the desktop app for Microsoft Teams:

  • Apps must load content such as images and .pdf files over a secure (https) connection.
  • Not all sensors, such as Acceleration, Compass, and Location, are supported.
  • Only these audio formats are supported: AAC, H264, OGG Vorbis, and WAV.

In the mobile app for Microsoft Teams:

  • End users can't download attachments from canvas apps. As a workaround, use Microsoft Teams desktop to access the canvas app and download the attachment.

Clean up resources

To remove the app from the channel, choose the Product Showcase tab > Remove.