Flag message for follow-up and automatically add them to to to-do
Currently each message has:
* Mark as unread
* Copy link
* Immersive Reader
options available in the upper-right corner. I'd suggest adding another.
Please could you add a "flag for follow-up" option. Clicking it should add it to a list of flagged messages that are exposed somewhere within Teams however the real value would come from giving us the option to have the message appear in Microsoft To-Do, thus the experience would be exactly the same as adding flagged messages from Outlook (https://support.office.com/en-us/article/using-microsoft-to-do-with-flagged-email-f90c37b0-4453-4756-a6d5-e2ef8d33b395). When someone marks the task in To-Do as complete then it would unflag the message in Teams (again, exactly the same as the Outlook experience).
Mike Muegel commented
Creating a task is too heavy weight, too much friction. Just need a follow-up flag and way to view and organize these.
This appears to be addressed but you still can't do it in the mobile app
Another obvious and excellent suggestion... it would appear to have been implemented too! Hover over the conversation in Teams, then click on the three dots (...), then click on "More actions >" and then select "Create task". In the dialog box, you can select Priority, Due date, amend the conversation with notes of your own in Notes, and then click the Add Task button. The task will appear in ToDo (in the Tasks list).
I hope MS recognize that the ability to flag a message in Teams like in Outlook is important. I never forget a flagged email message, but teams messages have a tendency to be forgotten.
any update on this function? this is biggest resistance I see in people using teams
To Do should be the one stop to collect all your tasks including chat messages from Teams!
the idea was submitted two years ago. How is it not under review, or in progress?
Microsoft's own "vision" is to reduce email for internal communications yet we are still reliant on Outlook to mange internal communications / tasks
Oh yes please! I agree with this suggestion. I'm finding it hard to use the saved list as it is. I can't organize it or prioritize it. It just seems to be in its own order. I still feel dependent upon Outlook which makes me go back to email and I really want to be doing my work in Teams.
It's necessary to somehow flag messages in Teams for follow-up, and integrate them into the Tasks ecosystem. How do people follow up requests appearing in chats and channels?
Ian Yates commented
YES. This would be great. I was using the flags/bookmarks/saved function for a while for this, but that doesn't appear nicely in tasks and thus can't be made visible to anyone else.
Teams is very dangerous without a function to highlight chats similar to mail and old Skype with saved conversations in Outlook
Gemma Solway commented
This feature would be really beneficial. When a message requires an action, the message is easily lost in a chat trail
+1 on this feature. I love the overall office experience, but having a cross app tracking via follow-up flag would be amazing
I vote for an experience and workflow similar to the workflow with flagged emails from Outlook to To-do; "Flagged chat messages" going to a dedicated To-do list.
- It defeats the purpose of current Teams "saved messages" (to be removed or merged).
- It's different than creating a new Planner Task from a Teams message, which is also needed.
I surely would favour this feature!
I would like to flag "follow-up" for messages in Teams and as well see the follow-ups created in outlook to be visible in Planner and to Do
Kerry Blusys commented
It would be awesome if I could flag something for follow up and have a nice consolidated list from within all the microsoft universe of what those things are that need my followup and the type of followup needed. I miss the consolidated task list that exists in Outlook. I do not wish to return to Outlook for all our internal communications but I do miss features that exist in it that do not exist in Teams.
Philippe Deraeve commented
Indeed very much wanted and makes perfect sense to have flagged emails in the new "Tasks by planner & To Do".
Adam Lien commented
This is huge. As the primary BA implementing Teams in our Global org of 2500 I'm ALWAYS being asked about this feature. Please do consider. I mean it would make sense to include this feature since you're changing the Planner side bar app to Tasks. I could see flagged messages going to this location for checking off/reviewing.
This would be useful. This is a primary reason I prefer Outlook.