Support approvals markup in Approvals App!
The approvals markup - which allows the formatting of the approval email body - is not supported in the approvals app.
Many organisations will have approval workflows with markup in place, which also appear in this app. However, the user experience currently suffers e.g. a user opens the approval via the app only to see the markup plaintext.
Please fix this!
Thank you for your feedback. We are excited to share that Markdown is now supported within the Approvals app.
Thank you Alex,
Indeed good news, as I've already checked and see that now supports all markdown like ordered list, and tables - wow!
Now we have to push the Outlook team to support the same markdown as Teams ;-)
It seems that Outlook does not support (yet) ordered list and tables.
Mandi Parker commented
I have many Power Automate flows that are now notifying users via Teams of approvals, but the markdown applied in Power Automate is not formatting the message in Teams to match the email. This is confusing to approvers. Please make the formatting consistent.
When the Approvals app was launched, every user and especially the "reviewers" in my company were thrilled because our internal approval process that had a lot of messages and they easily loose the track of their approvals.
They soon were disappointed because every approval need a minimum of information that include lists (bulleted or numbered), bold/italic text and some extra links besides the document link available in the approval.
Without these little things, the Approval App will be pretty useless, or limited only for Teams initiated approvals, and as long as the "source" of the approvals cannot be filtered you could imagine they have now a lot of useless messages in Teams.
Just a quick difference between what they see in Outlook, and what is seen in Teams to understand why this is needed ASAP: