UPDATE: In Winter ’18 you can now launch Flows from a Quick Action on a record detail page.
In Salesforce Classic this is as simple as creating a custom button whose URL points to the URL of your Flow. Read more about distributing flows via URL in Salesforce documentation.
However, in Lightning Experience, the urls for auto-launched flows are not yet supported but some new capabilities are in beta as of Winter ’17 release. Attempting to invoke an auto-launched flow from URL, such as from a custom button, would give you the error “This page isn’t available in Salesforce Lightning Experience or Salesforce1.”
To overcome this limitation we can take advantage of a few capabilities:
- Flows can be embedded in Visualforce Pages
- Visualforce Pages can be referenced by Actions
- Actions can be added as buttons on Page Layouts in Lightning Experience
Check out my video tutorial to learn how to easily implement this solution in your org:
Know of other ways to launch flows in Lightning Experience, please share in the comments below!