Published July 2, 2021

Teams: Create tasks from Teams chats or channel posts

Reference ID: MC250796

MC250796 – Updated July 02, 2021: This feature has rolled out to Standard tenants. Microsoft is delaying the rollout to GCC tenants and will communicate via Message center when they are ready to proceed. Thank you for your patience.

This new feature will allow users to create Tasks from Teams chats or channel posts and enable them to identify tasks that arise naturally in Teams conversations while ensuring important work isn’t overlooked. This will rollout on Microsoft Teams desktop and mobile.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68696.

When this will happen

Rollout will begin early May and be complete in late May.

How this will affect your organization

This feature will unify tasks in the Teams Task app in your organization. Select More options on a Teams message to choose Create task and track in the Tasks app in Teams. All tasks created from chats and posts will appear with all of a users tasks in the Teams Tasks app. Individual tasks can be added to My tasks and collaborative tasks can be added to any shared plan.

Both will include a link back to the original chat or channel post to provide context. Your users will be able to add accountability by assigning tasks, setting due dates, priority, assignments, and even add notes right from their chat or channel post.

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NOTE: The Tasks app must be installed to use this feature. Tasks is on by default unless your organization has made explicit changes to exclude Tasks.

What you need to do to prepare

You might want to notify your users about this new capability and update your training and documentation as appropriate.

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