Did you know that you can use Power Automate for free? Yes.. It’s available for free for personal accounts like Hotmail, Gmail, etc… To get started with it, visit one of these two links:

At the top of the page there is a try free link, when you click on it, you will see a textbox where you can type your email. Type your Gmail or Hotmail account there

Once you write your personal email and click “Start free” the page will prompt you to use a work or school account or continue with this personal email. Click Continue.

The next page will ask you to sign in with a Microsoft account or create a new one. If it’s your first time using your Gmail account to use a Microsoft service, you will want to click on “Create one”.

Now why are we creating a new account and how are we creating a new account with our Gmail email? In order to work with Power Automate, Skype or Xbox for example, you needed to use something called “Live ID” which is now named as Microsoft Account. You can use your Gmail account to create this Microsoft Account. Screenshots below show you the wizard that takes you through the process of creating this Microsoft account with your Gmail account. Note that later you will keep signing in with your Gmail account so this is just a one time process.

After the creation of the Microsoft account, you will be redirected to flow.microsoft.com and you can get started:

If you go to outlook.com and sign in with your Gmail, you’ll notice that you can actually sign in:

Now what can we use in Power Automate with our Gmail account? You can use all actions that are open for consumer accounts, for example the outlook connection, Twitter connection or Gmail connection and so on. You won’t be able to use things like SharePoint or Office 365 Outlook connection. Note that if you use the O365 Outlook connection for example to send an email, you won’t get an error however the action won’t run.