I find a need for Teams Settings to have the additional notification settings for the following of Planner:
1. Tasks allocated to me
2. Updates (including comments and attachments) of Tasks Created by me
3. Updates (including comments and attachments) of Tasks allocated to me
The notifications settings should allow existing options:
1. Banner and email
3. Only show in feed
Stewart Hooks commented
There needs to be options for notifications. Currently, it is all or nothing. For our team, there is no reason for people to be receiving email notifications and teams notifications for the same things. Especially when I go to assign someone 10 tasks, and then they receive 10 teams notifications and 10 emails. It's obnoxious.
Kimberly Cooper commented
Planner is USELESS with no reminders/notifications. We can't use it effectively without it.
I don't know how to make this any more clear. Notifications are THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY for Planner. My team and I are avoiding using the app, not because we don't want to, but because no one knows things have changed or have been added to. Comments update the person who created the comment??? REALLY??? Come on, how freakin' useful is that really? I just wrote the comment. I don't need to be notified I just wrote a comment. The person who the task is ACTUALLY assigned to, THEY need to know that a comment was added. But there is absolutely NO WAY to do this.
This functionality is mandatory. It's not even a viable product without it. To be honest, I'm not sure why it's even released without it. We can't use it.
Without notifications or a two way communication flow for the tasks, this is a useless app. It has SO MUCH potential, but it is seriously lacking an absolutely critical component to the app.
I patiently wait for an update.
Jared Wiener commented
Need notifications for COMMENTS!! Please!
i agree with Crystal on this 100% - i have to look for the color change on every task - some of my planners are on rather large teams!! too much time to see if someone mistakenly checked off an action or if they made a comment i didn't get emailed because i haven't commented yet.....
Is there a way that I can receive notification if there's any changes/updates with regards to file attachment or comment? Tried to look this in notification, however, didn't say anything. Could you please help me?
Planner sends notifications when you've been assigned a new task, when you have upcoming tasks, or late tasks... But I want to receive notifications when something is CHANGED in an existing task that I'm assigned to (a Comment is added, an attachment is added, dates are changed, status is changed, priority is changed, etc.)
I also miss the opportunity to see any changes or comments in an existing task in Planner. There is no easy way to see them instead of choosing every single task
Also the ability to decide whether Teams should notify you of a task only in a one place. Right now it is notifying as a Teams Chat, and Email, and you get a notification from Planner app.