Create a blank canvas app from scratch

In Power Apps, create a blank canvas app that you can then use to customize further with data from additional data sources, or by using collections.

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

Watch this short video that shows you how to create a blank canvas app.


To follow this quickstart, you must be assigned to the Environment Maker security role.

Create a blank canvas app

  1. Sign in to Power Apps and, if necessary, switch environments.

  2. Select Blank app.

    Select + Blank app to create an app from blank.

  3. From the available options, select Create under Blank canvas app.

    Select Create to create a blank canvas app.

  4. Enter an app name.

  5. (Optional) Choose a different layout for the app.

  6. Select Create to create the blank canvas app.

    Select Create after entering name and choosing the layout for the blank canvas app..

Once created, the app opens in Power Apps Studio for you to start configuring the app functionality.

Configure app functionality using Power Apps Studio..

Choose Create a form to start configuring the app with a form, or Create a gallery to add a gallery. Otherwise, select Skip to close the help, and start configuring app using Power Apps Studio.

Next steps

In this quickstart, you created a blank canvas app. Next steps include configuring the app functionality, and depending on your business scenario, add the required connections, and data sources.