Create a cloud flow in Power Automate

Create a cloud flow that performs one or more tasks automatically after it's triggered by an event. For example, create a cloud flow that notifies you by email when someone sends a tweet that contains a keyword you specify. In this example, sending a tweet is the event, and sending mail is the action.


  • An account on Power Automate

  • A Twitter account

  • Office 365 credentials

Choose an event to start the flow

First, you will need to select what event, or trigger, starts your flow.

  1. Sign in to Power Automate.

  2. Select Create > Build your own.

  3. In the Search field, enter Twitter.

  4. In the Choose a connector list, select Twitter.

  5. In the Choose a trigger list, select When a new tweet is posted.

    Screenshot of the choosing a trigger.

  6. Select Next.

Choose an action

  1. In the Search field, enter send email.

  2. Select Office 365 Outlook.

  3. In the Choose an action list, select Send an email (V2).

    Screenshot of choosing an action.

  4. Select Next.

  5. If prompted, select the sign-in button, and then provide your credentials.

  6. In the To field, enter your email address in the To field, and then select your name from the dropdown menu.

  7. In the Subject field, enter New tweet from: and then enter a space.

  8. In the Dynamic content list, select Tweeted by to add a placeholder for it.

  9. Select the Body field, and then select Tweet text from the Dynamic content list to add a placeholder for it.

    Screenshot of the fields in the Send an email (V2)action.

    Optionally, you can add more tokens, other text, or both to the body of the email.

  10. Near the top of the screen, select Save.

Test your flow

Send a tweet with the keyword that you indicated, or wait for someone else to post such a tweet.

Within a minute after the tweet is posted, an email message notifies you of the new tweet.


Use the Send email (V2) action to format email in which you customize the font, use bold, italic or underline, customize the color and highlight, and create lists or links, and more.

Manage a cloud flow

  1. Sign in to Power Automate.

  2. On the left navigation pane, select My flows.

  3. In the list of flows, select a flow. You'll see a set of icons.

    • To edit a cloud flow, select the pencil icon.

    • To do any of the following, select the vertical three dots and make a selection from the dropdown menu:

      • To pause a cloud flow, select Turn Off.

      • To resume a cloud flow, select Turn on.

      • To delete a cloud flow, select Delete from the dropdown menu, and then select Delete to confirm.

      • To view the run history of a cloud flow, select Run History.

        Alternatively, you can open the flow from the My flows page, and then view the history under the 28 day run history section. Then, select a cloud flow run from the list to see the inputs and outputs of each step.


You can have up to 600 flows in your account. If you already have 600 flows, delete one before you create another flow.

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