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copying tasks in teams

If I have a number of similar tasks, it would make me more productive if I could just copy & paste (or duplicate) a fully populated one, rename it, and tweak the details to fit.

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  • Robert Munro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would be good when a single task has dependencies across teams to show the task in multiple KanBans.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    While copy task from one plan to another we loose the comments. Can you add option to copy with comments?

  • Pinky commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I found you can copy the tasks. You will have to add a channel and then you will click the + to add the tab, select the planner and it will ask you if you want to create a new one or copy from another file, and you will select to copy the one you want. Wall

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    YES! It would be awesome to be able to have a set of tasks for something like a new hire, and then just be able to copy it and assign it to the next new hire etc. (at least for HR)

  • Peter Rosenberg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Another reason for being able to Copy (or Move) Tasks, would be when they were created in a wrong Bucket !
    Then, alot of effort is ahead, if you detect this looong time after the Task List (multiple Tasks) is growing in numbers.

  • Amanda commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would like the same functionality. This currently exists in Trello but not MS Teams. I would appreciate if you could make a copying function in the cards.

  • Steven commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you have a project the requires the same checklist to be repeated multiple times you have to recreate the checklist

  • Eliot Attridge commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I also want the same. For example, as a teacher manager I want to set the task to write reports (with a checklist). Each member of staff has the same task, just they are assigned to it individually.

    Currently I have just had to go and create the same task 13 times and then manually type exactly the same checklist items.

    So, I would like to be able to select a task, produce a task_copy, which I would then rename and assign to a different person.

    Alternatively, maybe there could be an option to multiple assign, where each person would get their own version of the task.

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