In Classic,when we click on approve/reject link the page which opens will be having approval history,but in lightning the approval history is not visible.Is there any way we can make approval history available in lightning also..

Below are the screenshot in classic and lightning.


enter image description here


enter image description here


3 Answers 3


Unfortunately this is not possible as of now. Unless you create your own custom UI when you allow user to approve/reject as well as show previous history as well.

You can vote this idea: Show Approval History on Approval in Lightning

You can get the custom UI Idea from here: Replica Of Approval Process History Using Apex And Visualforce Page

  • Thanks for the quick reply Tushar.....If we make our own custom UI...Can i add approval history in that page which can be seen in lightning?
    – user46777
    Apr 17, 2018 at 8:53
  • @user46777 yes with custom UI thats possible. But I don't think you can add that page in standard approval page. Apr 17, 2018 at 8:55
  • Then you mean to say this is not possible using Custom UI also as we can't add it to the standard approval page.... can we have custom approval page instead? I am new to approval concept so want to know...it will be of great help..
    – user46777
    Apr 17, 2018 at 9:03
  • @user46777 Yes you need a custom approval page. Apr 17, 2018 at 9:04
  • Thank you tushar :-).Can you please share the link if you know... if someone has already tried this method for reference?
    – user46777
    Apr 17, 2018 at 9:12

Salesforce has made approval history related list available in LEX now. Just make sure that you've added it on layout and after that you can place it anywhere on lightning record page with help of standard component "Related List-Single"


Hi I have created a custom component using a Visualforce and an Extension Controler, you can see the code here: https://gist.github.com/emoran/04696b57600e0f892ffa714c88b80a54

and the final result is like this, Hope it helps.

enter image description here

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .