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).
Not having this is a major hurdle to move conversations from Outlook to Teams (where they should be). In Outlook, I use some keyboard macros to flag emails for follow-up with different levels of urgency. In Messages, there's really nothing comparable. While the Planner works for Channel discussions, there's nothing to keep track of Post happening outside of a Team.
This functionality would definitely cover a gap in my personal productivity system!
Todd Purifoy commented
The most requested feature we get in Teams is the ability to "assign" a Teams message as a TASK. We currently have to set up planners for each Team, and manually add a task.
This leads to a certain amount of sprawl in our organization.
Ideally, if there was a message or conversation in Teams, I could click the ellipses and select something like ASSIGN TASK.
There is/was a third party app called To-Do that offered a similar ability, but it was somewhat limited to creating a follow-up for myself.
What is REALLY needed is the option to assign that to a person
Please implement this. Missing so many tasks at present
I use flags in outlook to quickly add E-mails to my to-do list that I don't forget to take action on them. Having the ability to do the same in Teams would help me a lot! Please implement it, thanks!
Please enable flags and tags!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE IMPLEMENT! I'm getting swamped by messages and can't remember what to come back too. Would also be nice to be able to assign some other label to it.
Kimberly A commented
Please implement this idea!
John Lee commented
This would be extremely useful, especially if one could tag the follow ups with the same flags we use in Outlook. This would allow people to create specific Task views for specific situations.
Mark B commented
Please please implement this - saved messages even if saved get forgotten
Absolute must! Feels completely alien without.
William Markham commented
There is a good solution, but I agree that having a flag feature as in Outlook would also be very helpful. The solution is to install a Planner Tab in each of your Teams. Then within the Planner Tab you can keep a running checklist of open assignments and give assignments to one or more members of each team. It allows for comments, notations, etc. It is very useful and easy to use. I have just started doing so myself and am new to Teams but have used Outlook for many, many years. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/use-planner-in-microsoft-teams-62798a9f-e8f7-4722-a700-27dd28a06ee0
I would love an ability to flag something in Teams that needs my attention at a later time. I use the flag feature in outlook all the time for this purpose. I know there is the ability to save something in Teams, but that requires more clicks, and I don't want to have to browse everything that I have saved, because I have saved some things for future reference (like a website bookmark). Having to scan through reference bookmarks to decipher what requires action would really hinder my productivity. I'm imagining something like a "flags" button on the left sidebar by the chat, teams, calendar, calls, etc that pulls up things I have flagged. That would be quite helpful for me!
Tomislav Bronzin commented
It is necessary to be able to add task for the message, not just for me, but being able to assign a task to somebody else from the team as well!
Having the ability to flag a conversation in Teams for follow up would be very helpful. I am trying to utilize Teams more than email then I find I am forgetting things because I cannot flag for follow up.
Paul Esty commented
Even if it just showed a Flag in the chat navigation bar so I remembered that I needed to check something would be good enough for me. But also adding into Outlook would be great
Ken Richard commented
I agree. I use Flags in Outlook to quickly add E-mails to my to-do list so I don't forget to take action on them. Having the ability to do the same in Teams would be terrific!
completely agree -- until a follow up flag capability is added to chats in teams -- i will stick with outlook as all too often the other person does not respond and the need to be prodded. I 100% rely on outlook tasks on email threads to remind me that the response has not occurred.
Really? You need to be told this is a "MUST HAVE"?
The to-do item is not super necesarry in my opinion. The main function that is similar to flagging an email in outlook is something that would be super beneficial though