Create Default Views in Planner
It would be nice to be able to set default views in Planner. For example, my team prefers to Group by Assignment and Filter by Today & Late. It becomes quite cumbersome to have to reset our preferences throughout the day every single time we toggle between Planner and the other Teams apps/features.
I stopped using Teams app for following Planner tasks.
As a workaround I started to use it in browser. There is a Chrome extension ("Microsoft Planner Default 18.104.22.168") to save default group by. Although I had to modify it a bit to handle my language version, but it works rignt now. Now I'm working on modifying this extension to handle the assignment filter as well.
But I'm a f...g economist not a sw developer and it took me 1 day by now to get halfway to the solution...
What MS is (NOT) doing in this case is ridiculous....
John Walter commented
Agreed Indeed. I'll take time to get my planner set up, then click a chat notification, or check my calendar, just to come back and see that I have to set my planner up all over again. This happens all the time. Big waste of time.
Jan Rothe commented
It is a huge pain to see this not getting addressed.
Microsoft has good ideas for productivity but apparently keeps falling short of optimizing the user experience again and again - the result is a waste of clicks in so many areas. This here is just an example.
Please add the ability to create default views in Planner. Is unbelievable that such an important feature yet simple is not available.
This post from YEARS ago on MS forums already raised the pain point. Unbelievable that such a simple high value add tweak is still missing to date:
Andy Robinson commented
Changing the default view would be great. I want to see who has what tasks, as all tasks are in the same bucket.
How has this not been done in all this time? Please correct this ASAP Microsoft
Yes please! I would really like to see this functionality being added!
Clementine Whiting commented
Tried to vote but won't let me. Please can this been implemented.
John Underwood commented
This would be very helpful and seemly simple to develop.
May we have a response from an MS Tech, please?
Jo Arnol commented
Yes, please add the functionality to create both public and private views in Tasks (planner)! The default view is next to useless and having to change the view each time is very inefficient.
Every single time I go to planner, which is several times a day, I have to change the view.
What makes this worse, because planned does not support pop-out mode, when you switch to another channel and then press back to go back to the planner, you have to change the view AGAIN!!!
Yes Please !! its super annoying having to reset the view several times a day. These apps are suppose to increase productivity, not waste time..
I just asked our admin this question and got a link to this post in reply. So, yes please!
Planner is basically unsable and not an option for any serious work due to this feature lacking.
Please add this - would be very helpful - we never use the 'bucket' view.