Receive Push Notifications with Microsoft Power Automate!

Nadia A. By Nadia A. | October 6, 2017

Receive push notifications from Cognito Forms using Microsoft Power Automate .

If you haven’t already heard, we now support integration with Microsoft Power Automate! Microsoft Power Automate helps you connect your favorite apps and services to synchronize files, get notifications, collect data, and more. In this post, we’re going to touch on a quick and easy way to enhance your workflow with Microsoft Flow: receiving push notifications on your mobile device whenever a new form entry is submitted!

1. Download the app

To get started, you’ll need to download the free Microsoft Power Automate mobile app. The Microsoft Flow app is available for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, make sure that you allow it to send notifications, and then sign in with your existing Microsoft Flow account.

2. Set up your flow

In Microsoft Power Automate, the connection between two (or more) applications is called a flow. To create a flow, all you need to do is select your applications, along with your triggers and actions. Triggers are the events that start a flow (ex: a new entry is submitted in Cognito Forms), while actions are the tasks that a flow performs (ex: a push notification appears on your mobile device).

While you could definitely build this flow from scratch, I would recommend using our pre-built template; just search for ‘Cognito Forms’ in the templates area, and select Get a push notification when a Cognito Forms entry is submitted.


If you’ve already connected your Cognito Forms account, select the form that you’d like to receive notifications from.

A Cognito Forms trigger that sends when a new entry is created.


Next, you can edit your notification to include custom text and links. In this example, I’ve included a link to the submitted entry by inserting the Entry Admin Link token.

An action in Microsoft Power Automate that sends a push notification.

3. Get notified

Here’s the fun part - now, you can test out your flow by submitting a new form entry. Shortly after submission, you should receive a push notification to your mobile device:

A push notification appears when you receive a new form submission.

Select the notification to open the Microsoft Flow app. From here, you can read the full message, as well as access the link to the submitted entry:

Open the notification in the Microsoft Power Automate app.

Open Cognito Forms to review the form entry.

Have any questions about integrating your forms with Microsoft Power Automate? Feel free to get in touch with us, or just leave a comment below!

Nadia A.

Nadia A.

Nadia, the Technical Writer for Cognito Forms, develops documentation, support content, and how-to videos. No matter your experience – with her help, you'll be able to take full advantage of the product. In her spare time, Nadia enjoys listening to French house, drinking coffee, and talking about herself in third person.