Use the new desktop flow running timeout property

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Enabled for Public preview Early access General availability
Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - - Jun 2024

Business value

This feature allows makers to set a maximum runtime for desktop flows. If this duration is exceeded, the flow will automatically time out and halt, ensuring that flows don't run indefinitely or become unresponsive due to unforeseen conditions in the target application or potential infinite loops in the flow logic.

Feature details

This setting is off by default but can be activated through a toggle in the Power Automate for desktop console. Once enabled, makers can define the maximum duration for the flow, using a format of hours, minutes, and seconds.