Email Notifications and Alert Options
OK, so working out loud is good.... to a limit. Please enable settings that reduce the very high spam content currently coming from planner. Not everyone in the group wants to know ever movement on every task. Enable users to subscribe to various types of events on tasks. Hopefully at some time there will be some consistent settings like priority etc, that can be used as user selectable alert filtering.
Thanks for all the feedback. We’ve started work on improving the options here.
Still need to restrict the email notifications when commenting on tasks!
My colleagues don't get emails but little alerts under the alarm bell notifications on the top right, they're great. I on the other hand get nothing, even though we have her exact same settings. I wanted to love Planner buuuuut I think it sucks.
Brian Mead commented
Could also use an option to get an email when a task is completed
Christopher Grace commented
Thanks Derek. I was going to recommend a client adopt planner but am also unable to now that is see the notifications are broken. I just hate to see them step away from the integration that is office 365.
Just another user here that's trying to get adoption of the new 365 tools with some people who are a little hesitant to move into the new platform. This email spamming is killing my efforts. You've asked for people to leave feedback but there are plenty of entries on here this year and the last message you've responded with is over a year old. Maybe you should get a team dedicated to these feedback forums. We're all feeling left out to dry.
Is there any update on this now? If it is in place, I have missed how to do it. I really like using the planner but in one particular group I am updating the buckets/tasks with comments and I am starting to spam my Associate Director with comments for each task. Can you please let us know either way?
The Planner product has so much potential but the high spam notifications are just killing user adoption (and not just for Planner, for Groups as well). Can you give an ETA on this? It looks like it's been over a year since you said you were improving the options.
any update on this? it is literally killing user adoption within days of first use at our organisation, then its almost impossible to try and "resell" the move back , please can we have an update/or some timescales? many thanks
Shawn Vest commented
This seems to have been started over a year ago, but I have not seen an update since. I also don't see anything about this on the roadmap. When should we expect this change? I have users refusing to move from Trello because of this issue alone.
Courtney Johnson commented
I'd like to see Planner function the way Basecamp does, where I can choose who my comment will go to. That way if it's a one on one conversation, I can only send it to that individual. Then if its a group discussion, I can easliy send it to any additional people I need.
I would also like to see the ability to @mention a completely separate team.
We really need the ability to selectively subscribe to various elements in planner. The all or nothing is really putting off a lot of people on the use of Planner. Is it possible to use the @mention feature in a comment and have the comment to the task sent to that person?
Items like this is keeping us from rolling out O365 Groups and Teams to the company.
Josh Einstein commented
This is one of the main things holding us back from using this. Would love to have an option for a daily digest of changes.
Jason Beckett commented
Any timeline on this? We may need to discontinue use until this feature is available.
There needs to be some control over email notifications.
Currently everyone in the group receives an email when a task is created or updated. Please provide an option to turn this off.
Please provide an option to only email group members when either a task is assigned to them or their assigned task is updated.
Option to receive reminders on assigned tasks.
I second Jared's comments ("Wondering if anyone is monitoring this Forum anymore") is it worthwhile posting in this forum?
It would make a use plus
Wondering if anyone is monitoring this Forum anymore. We are really looking for email notification anytime someone is @mentioned in the comments section of a Planner card. Not everyone is logged in to Planner so an email with a link back to the specific card in Planner may drive them to collaborate in the tool rather then sending emails back and forth.
Danny Golding commented
Rather than get more emails, couldn't notifications from Planner just be fed into the Notifications stream. This currently just seems to have Outlook notifications but if you could expland in to include notifications from Planner - and other apps that could generate an alert - it could become a more generic activity stream.
Ideally you would want users to be able to specify what alerts appeared in their activity stream.
Planner team, you say you've been working on notifications for over a year. A whole year! And I still don't have the option of receiving a simple email when I'm assigned a task. What's going on!?