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).
I would also like to have the ability to have categories for the saved messages so you can used Getting Things Done style, eg Next Actions, Waiting For, Call etc
With so much of our day to day functions moving to teams it would be so helpful if we the ability to flag in Teams as we do in Outlook. I use that quite often in Outlook as reminders of what to follow up on that have a higher level of importance. It is frustrating in Teams that once you review the message it loses the boldness designating a new message and everything get lost with all of the replies. I am aware of the ability to save the message but that is hidden and not available to easily see. Maybe there could be a way to have saved messages in a note box that would stay on the screen. Please make this a feature that we could use.
I was about to post the same idea, so glad I saw this :) I will just add my comments here.
One recurring issue with transitioning people from email to Teams, is that Teams does not work as an inbox, so people who use their inbox as a GTD worklist, cannot organise their Teams messages in a similiar way.
Currently it's possible to save messages in Teams, which is a fairly neat way to flag a message for follow-up, but it's a bit basic and hidden.
I'd propose to integrate Microsoft To-Do or Planner so that a message can be made into a task. Similiar to the Outlook integration currently available with ToDo.
[Deleted User] commented
I am constantly copying and pasting key points into To Do for later, as I have a LOT of messages coming through for project work and support tasks. Making this easier would be a huge benefit to Teams. As To Do is the first and last place I check every day due to it's increasing usefulness.
I agree 100%. It's a real weakness in TEAMS, in my opinion, not to be able to flag something for follow up. Marking it as a favorite doesn't remind you to do anything on a specific date.
I like this. I'd just like saved messages to get their own list in the To Do app, just like flagged emails and Planner tasks do today.
Mike H. commented
This is a great idea. I just had to send someone a password in the clear, and had this same thought. Due to the persistent nature of Teams chat, that password will always be out in the open if someone scrolls back far enough. (Don't worry, I had her change the password right after that -- but still...)
I thought it would be great if i could flag and set a reminder on a specific message within a chat, private or within a team!, How about including a Delivery and Read status?
Brent Earls commented
Agree completely, where saved flags show up is completely against my normal teams workflows. When i do remember to go look i find a lot of things from weeks/months ago because they never pop up in front of me in any way.
you should consider merging this requested feature with "Follow-up flag when someone doesn't respond right away" so that it gets more vote since it is pretty much the same thing.
Jalmar Andelius commented
You work on several channels simultaneously, you get a request for some assignment that needs to be done and in order not to FORGET it, you choose SAVE. Then rather un-intuitively you later need to REMEMBER to go in to saved messages and check what was needed to be done.
PLEASE CREATE A TO-DO OPTION WITH A NOTI-FLAG ON THE MAIN SCREEN SO THAT IT IS EASY TO REMEMBER
Michael Zwetkow commented
It would be nice if a message could be flagged by the user as containing sensitive or confidential information, in which case the application would hide or obscure the message content, unless the user hovers the mouse over it. Also, the message content should not appear in the chat notification pop-up.
Teresa Bobadilla commented
I need a way to flag an chat for follow-up if I don't receive an immediate response
Pierre Goiffon commented
Hi Suphatra, the question was to have both a flag AND a reminder to a message. The same indeed as what exists already in slack for messages : "remind me about this" option in message context menu.
Note also that Slack has lots of possibilities to definie reminders, see https://get.slack.help/hc/en-us/articles/208423427-Set-a-reminder. All of them prove to be very useful indeed !
Aaron Marks commented
It would be great in Teams if there was an easy way to flag messages for follow-up. My colleagues often times ask for a task to be accomplished on Teams. It would be ideal if I could click on a message and flag it for a reminder.
It might even be in Microsoft's best interest to allow that reminder to reside in Planner, but it would be ideal for everyone if that "reminder function" was an open API so that other future integrations like Asana/etc could take advantage.