Receive real-time notifications in Power Apps


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Enabled for Public preview General availability
Users by admins, makers, or analysts - Jul 2023

Business value

Contextual communication is becoming an essential part of every business. This feature provides real-time contextual notifications to Power Apps users.

Feature details

When a lead is assigned, an opportunity changes status, there's a timeline post, the respective personnel should be notified for information and timely actions. These notifications happening in the context of a business case make the application powerful. For this feature, we're enhancing in-app notifications in Power Apps. These are toast notifications received within Power Apps or Dynamics 365 applications when a certain event takes place and appear in the notification center (the "bell" icon placed on the top right corner of the application header).

With 2023 release wave 1, in-app notifications will now be delivered in real time to the application user. Current delivery time is dependent on the user navigation. The client polls the notifications when the user navigates in the application, meaning the notification delivery can be slow and unpredictable. The notifications will now be pushed to the client in real time enabling business scenarios where the user must immediately be informed about events in the organization.

An additional enhancement to in-app notifications is the addition of two new action types for the notification actions. Actions on the notification card currently support requests to a URL. Support will now be added for the following action types:

  • Side pane: An action on the notification card can open a side pane and load a context defined in the action parameters.
  • Teams chat: An action on the notification card can open a Teams chat in Dynamics 365. This open an existing chat or create a new chat related to a record in the application.