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).
Without this feature, there is no follow-up on chats. This is a critical feature in my opinion.
Alan Johnson commented
This proposed feature is critical for the success in our [hopeful] transition to MS Teams.
A solid chunk of my organization has asked for this, and as we've transitioned to Teams with working remote 100%, it's something they're really missing from email. This (or a way to easily use individual messages as Power Automate triggers) would be really helpful.
This would be great to be able to keep tabs of whether the person has responded to your message. So easy to forget when you're busy to check if they have.
Desperately needed. The more people get on board with Teams, the less workable it becomes to keep track of all the messages. It can be hard to go back to the important ones with no way to flag or pin them. Flagging doesn't group by team/channel so isn't much help.
This would be so helpful
Yang Miang Goh commented
Yes, this is a must-have.
Does someone know if there is a (temporary) solution to do this with MSFT Flow? Like... when I save a message in Teams, create a Task/Todo. Even better when it synchronizes, but this would be also very handy.
Jason Cooper commented
That would be AMAZING
YES - MS ToDo is great!
Carmen Bowles commented
Would be a very helpful option
Much needed item
This would be a GREAT upgrade!
Steve Ruby commented
Agree. This a primary limitations vs email. Once I read something it is marked trad and has no priority vs all other messages. I need to mark for follow up and then see my marked queue.
The ability to flag items with a status would be extremely helpful: to-do, action item, pending resolution, resolved, expired, etc. The ability to track where something is waiting for me to do something, where I am waiting for a response from someone else, and when a particular topic is either dealt with (or no longer relevant) would be extremely helpful in not having items not get buried in the general flow of conversation.