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Introducing email subscriptions for Power BI apps

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This June, we released public preview of Power BI apps, which allow you to easily distribute your BI solutions to large numbers of business users, empowering them to make data-driven decisions. Since our announcement, we’ve been working hard on the items in our Power BI apps roadmap.

Today, I’m excited to announce support for email subscriptions on dashboards and reports distributed through Power BI apps. With this feature, your end users can install a Power BI app, and then subscribe themselves to email updates on any dashboard or report page contained within the app. Your end users will then be notified of changes to their critical data, right as it happens, multiplying the impact of your Power BI solutions.

To get started, simply go to any dashboard or report that was distributed through an app, and looking for the subscribe icon in the top right.

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The subscribe option is now available for both dashboards and reports

Subscriptions on dashboards and reports from apps work exactly like subscriptions on content in a workspace or shared with you. Subscribers will receive an email with a snapshot of the content whenever the data changes. With subscriptions on apps, if the app publisher updates the dashboard or report with new visuals, the subscription email will automatically capture those updates. For a full run down of email subscriptions, be sure to check out our documentation.

Email subscriptions is just one of the many exciting improvements we have planned for apps. Stay tuned for more updates, and check out our apps announcement for a full run-down of our apps plans.

Next steps

  • Try out the feature! Navigate to a dashboard or report that was distributed via an app and set up an email subscription
  • Read more about apps in our announcement blog post and in our documentation
  • Learn more about email subscriptions in our documentation
  • We’d love to hear from you! Please leave your feedback or questions in the comments below, or in our community forums