Create Planner Task from a Teams conversation
I would like to easily create a planner Task form a Teams conversation.
e.g.: @Microsoft task: Enable Planner Task creation from a Teams conversation
A Suggestion should help to set additional information e.g.: due date
By default the bucket should match the channel
I've never used Teams, Planner, Flow, Trello, or Slack. I've just educated myself on what each of the MS products are and assumed I could create something in Flow to auto-create and assign tasks in Planner based on a post containing certain key words in a specific channel within Teams. Very disappointed that this doesn't appear to be supported, as it's the first thing that came to mind.
When we used Slack, we used to use this functionality and it was really helpful! I think it was a bot, but it's a must have.
Yes this is desperately needed. Optimally automatically linked to the chat conversation.
Dave B commented
My team could use this too...would be valuable to have. Quick planner task creation from the conversation so it is linked back would be great. And going the other direction, if a task status was marked "completed", drop a quick response to the conversation thread that an update on an associated was made. This would be amazing, the time savings even for my small team would probably be measured in several man-hours per week, as we spend a lot of time culling tasks from long conversations, and then later trying to find the conversations to update status of the tasks.
Agreed, obvious and much needed.
This is something I have tried creating in flow for some time now. This is much needed in my space.
Yes, ideas/tasks come up naturally in conversation / chat, which means you then instantly want to 'task' it so it does not get missed. Ideally there would be a 'create planner task' button which flips you over to Planner set up for that channel and creates you a task with a hyperlink back to that fragment of conversation. This provides background context, you then add the task title and further notes to describe the task required.
Yes!!! Do it, please. This functionality very needed!
Wim Groffils commented
That would be great! We just had the same idea!
I agree. Most of the chats are requests for something. I wish I could link the conversation to a task like I could in our previous suite. Please, do it.
Oh my! I can't believe that this feature doesn't exist. We most of our conversations in chat or team are about tasks to be accomplished. The ability to send them to Planner is a must have.
Toh Ang Poh commented
I agree that this would help me in my manager role to track and monitor the varied conversations/channel that I participate in.
Looking forward to this feature.
Andrew Bates commented
Ditto. And add the conversation context to the task ....
Agreed - tasks come from conversations in Teams all the time. A simple click to add to Planner is an immediate need!
This is a very obvious integration idea, and would be of tremendous value.
Mark Albrecht commented
Would make a lot of sense!
I think this feature is so obvious that it should have been integrated from the very beginning
Andrey Pustovoy commented
I'd say please integrate planner with conversations:
- @Planner - creates task, Creating a task in planner posts a message in conversations
- Commenting on a task in planner adds replies to a message in conversations
- Status from planner reflects as message color or corner tag in conversations
Please add this functionality.
I want the function to register a task by right clicking on a conversation.