Create personal Microsoft Todo task right from a message in Teams
My colleagues often request the team to do things in a teams channel (eg collect data, fill out a form, find someone). Right now I can mark the message as unread, save it for later or copy a link and enter it into my ToDo list.
It would be great to create a personal task right from the message (or reply) in ToDo including the title, message and deep link to the post/message. This would dramatically increase productivity.
In case you'd like to provide additional value, create a drop-down-like picker which shows the individual ToDo lists of a user (e.g. learning, urgent, …) to avoid sorting of the tasks afterwards. The task will then be created in the selected list automatically.
Planner is not the right tool, because to me it's more like a central board to track team tasks from individuals while the mentioned approach above is for personal task tracking.
I think the drop-down list should include all Task Lists from both ToDo and Planner so you can create team tasks from chat messages, too
Adaptive Card Payload JSON
in the meantime (until the function is implemented in teams) you can help yourself with a Power Automate Cloud Flow: https://myteamsday.com/2020/08/11/selected-message-todo/
in my case I extended the trigger with an adaptive card (see attached file.
I agree. This would be super helpful. Stuff that comes through Teams often gets lost in the shuffle.
We definitely need this - since using Teams for more day to day communication I am missing things that I need to do.
Joe Frank commented
At the very least, give us the option to flag the message and see it in To-Do in the flagged category, similarly to how Outlook already allows us.
I can understand why this isn't already here...I know I'm not the only one who is desperately looking for a way to create tasks from any type of message (chat, channel, activity feed, you name it) in Teams.
I might be looking at it from a wrong direction - if there's a more appropriate way to handle tasks, or a work-around, please let me know! Thanks!
Jeff https://jeffangama.wordpress.com commented
We need this ! Create a TASK in Todo or Planner, from a Teams message
Any message, any chat, - in channel, personal ones and in particular activity feed items should have this option, - all GTD activists will be happy!
Sanna Jackson commented
This would be very useful! Now I create tasks separately and save the message in Teams and/or copy the message url to ToDo. This definitely should be implemented in mobile Teams app too, if and when done; I am often on the go and receive messages I need to get back to later.
Oh! And not only channel messages, but chat messages as well.