New notification features in Microsoft Forms - Aug 2017

To address one of the top user asks for Microsoft Forms, we are releasing the email notification for new responses. Forms designers can now go to "Settings" and enable this feature by checking "Email notification of each response". The forms designers will receive an email notification each time a new response is submitted.


Notification setting in Microsoft Forms


Email for new response 





Valued Contributor

cool, though I wish more Office 365 Services would adopt the Notification Service of Office 365 in general in addition to email notifications.

Super Contributor

I agree with Ivan, connectors/Webhooks are the way to go. I use Forms in Flows, and the hourly polling is frustrating.

New Contributor

Except it's not always the author of the form that needs to be notified. How about being able to enter an email address or a distribution list to receive notifications. It would also be nice to be able to include the details of the submission in the email itself. 


Thanks for all feedbacks. We are working on improving the Flow and will keep you posted when it is ready. 


@Vishal Seth sorry we do not have the capaiblity now. You can use Flow to set such a notificaiton at this moment. 

New Contributor

How about email notification to the submitters with details of their response for record keeping and reminding. Also containing a link to view all results. 

Occasional Visitor

Hello @Steven Collier,

Is your flow getting triggered for every response you submit in form? As far as I've seen it doesn't do that. There is a bug in forms connector in flow. See this: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/I-Found-A-Bug/Flow-Doesn-t-Trigger-Immediately/m-p/51187#M795

Super Contributor

@Pravin Pandeyes it's working each time, but my rate of new form submission is very low, one or two a day.

Occasional Visitor

@Kathy Liu

It's been a while now that the issue in flow isn't resolved. We are also following up with your product team but the solution proposed to create a custom connector needs addtional money to be spent to buy storage on the Azure DB where we are planning to save this data. Either Form should have these functionalities to send out emails which include body of the form or custom connectors should not be charged. Please let me know if my understanding is correct about custom connectors.




Occasional Visitor

@Steven Collier

Oh. So I've tested this form for about 100 submissions one after another. We don't know how many users will submit this form at any given point of time. Have you used custom connector? Any suggestions?