Today I had a look at the button options in Microsoft Flow.

I created a flow with Manually trigger a flow trigger with just one input field of the type File content. You could even add more input fields here. So that you could ask for related information that you might want to ask the user for.  Imagine for example if you created an expenses submission solution. You could ask for the name of the project related to the expenses or anything like that.

Create file action

In my case I just wanted to upload a photo of last night’s PowerApps and Microsoft Flow user group

Share user group photo


I hit the Share button to share my photo and an option to Share with Flow now appears on my phone.


Share screen on Android


Now I get a file import screen. This is where you will also find the additional fields if you were to ask for more fields in your Manually trigger a Flow trigger


Uploaded document to SharePoint

Once I click on Done, my file is uploaded to SharePoint.

By Pieter Veenstra

Business Applications and Office Apps & Services Microsoft MVP working as a Microsoft Productivity Principal Consultant at HybrIT Services. You can contact me using

2 thoughts on “Microsoft Flow – Share photos or other files in SharePoint”
  1. I followed these exact instructions and tried uploading several jpg and png images to the Shared Documents library and also created a Pictures library. The file gets uploaded each time, but every image will not open. I get ‘Hmm….looks like the file doesn’t’ have a preview we can show you.’ Have you run in to this?

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