Configure page approval

Configure page approval to add to the standard publishing process for a site. After adding page approval flow, new and updated pages will be not be published directly. Instead, only the completion of the approval flow will make changes visible to all readers of the site.

A site owner can configure page approval flow from the Flow menu of a pages library. Completing this process will create a page approval flow. All pages on the site will require page approval before publishing.

  1. From Configure page approval, select Create flow to create the page approval flow.

  2. From Create flow, check the flow's name is appropriate and specify the approvers.

    The approvers should either be site owners or people with full control or edit permissions for the site.

  3. After you select Create flow, page approval is configured.

    The pages library will have an additional column Approval Status representing the current state: Draft, Pending, Accepted or Rejected.

Notes: 

  • Page approval flows are currently available on SharePoint communication sites and modern team sites only.

  • Some functionality is introduced gradually to organizations that have set up the targeted release options in Office 365. This means that you may not yet see this feature or it may look different than what is described in the help articles.

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