Run desktop flows through external links


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With this feature, users have the option to trigger desktop flows using a link to the Power Automate for desktop console's protocol handler.

Feature details

When a user with a trial or premium account activates a link with the following format, the Power Automate for desktop console opens and prompts the user to confirm the flow run. Upon confirmation, the flow starts running.


During installation, the Power Automate for desktop console is registered with the OS as protocol handler for the protocol ms-powerautomate. When a link of the above format is activated, the protocol "ms-powerautomate" is invoked and tells the OS how to run a flow through Power Automate for desktop console.

See also

Run desktop flows via URL (docs)