MC250796: Create a task from a message in Microsoft Teams desktop and mobile

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 roll out on Microsoft Teams desktop and mobile. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 68696.

Quickly create tasks right from any Microsoft Teams chat or channel conversation without having to switch apps or windows. Select More options on a Teams message to choose ‘Create task’ and track in the Tasks app in Teams.

MC250796: Create a task from a message in Microsoft Teams desktop and mobile

Updated July 02, 2021: This feature has rolled out to Standard tenants. We are delaying the rollout to GCC tenants and will communicate via Message center when we are ready to proceed.

Affected Workloads

  • Planner
  • Microsoft Teams

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.

Create task available in menu
Create task available in menu

Create in available options
Create in available options

View Task details
View Task details

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.

Message ID: MC250796
Published: 15 April 2021
Updated: 02 July 2021