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Allow direct file attachment to Planner Tasks in TEAMS

Provide ability to attach a document to a Planner Task from your Desktop (like you can do in a SP task).  Today, you have to upload the document into Teams first, then open your Planner Task and then attach by referencing the previously uploaded document.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello, I think its great you can attach files to tasks, but not being able to automate where these files are in the "Files" folder is troublesome. For example, it would be great to see a file uploaded under a task in the "Marketing" bucket, be sent to a "Marketing" folder in the "Files" section of Microsoft Planner.

        Right now the documents from the whole team just get sent into "Files".

      • Jim Killeen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would very much like this feature as well - just getting started with Teams and Planner, and anything that makes the workflow look clunky / complex / arduous will give people an excuse to bypass the whole Teams architecture. Everything else has been pretty intuitive so far, and then I hit this and the intuitiveness-factor went through the floor :( Love the rest, though!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We use Teams as our standard communication tool. Not beeing able to add files to Planner Tasks keeps us from using the tool. Please add the feature.
        Sometimes adding files is available and often not. There seems to be a bug.

      • Stephan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add this feature. I don't how to explain this to my IT dyslexics.
        Thanks!

      • ariel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        YES - it's a bit ridiculous that I can't just drag an email or file over to planner and have it create a task.

      • El3Max commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this is a absolute must, If I take a screenshot for example almost every tool that I have ever used allows me to paste it into a task. Having to upload it manually to sharepoint, then attach to ticket is not so useful. This I would have thought it would be day 1 feature.

      • Diane commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes this would be a great functionality to add! Please add it ASAP!!!!!!

      • Paul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hopefully it will be implemented soon enough. Right now our workaround is to create a custom Website tab and copy/paste your Planner ULR there. Not the clean look of a built in Planner tab, but the file feature works that way.

      • Rick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Seems crazy that this feature isn't already available. Please sort it MS.

      • Carlo Reggiani commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        No way to add a document in a Planner Task and find it in the Teams channel documents area????? Crazy! I need it!!!

      • Guillaume commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Totally agree with other comments. It does not make sense this option is not available in planner using the team app.

      • Aliona commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be a very useful feature. I hope it will be implemented soon :)

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was also surprised, that this feature is only available direct in planner . It's difficult to explain the user, why it's in the Planner App but not in Teams.

      • Spencer Stewart commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, I'm surprised this feature was not supported. Please add this feature, it helps our workflow and to drive adoption with Teams and Planner. Very funny it doesn't currently exist.

        As a work-around, if you open the Plan through Planner's webapp, you can upload a file directly to the task, as documented here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/attach-files-photos-or-links-to-a-task-52c688e1-aeb0-4b49-8d78-42984cd553f7

      • Carry Megens commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Makes you wonder if every team writes their own file handling...! Why not make use of a generic file upload UX all over Office 365? Next to the request, make it possible to upload multiple files via multiple select or multiple drag drop

      • Danica commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Right now I’m adding file attachments to the Files tab then adding as attachment via Sharepoint option to the task in Planner. This should be the other way around. File attachments I drag and drop into a Planner task should be automatically saved in the Files tab for reference. This is easily my biggest pain point and time suck with Teams.

      • Dan Hernandez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would love to see this feature. I find it annoying that I have to navigate to Planner separately for this feature. I downloaded the Teams desktop app thinking it would help, but it seems that the app is just a web wrapper. Please consider this for at least the Desktop version of Planner!

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