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Schedule reoccurring tasks.

Add the ability to schedule tasks every day, every Wednesday, every last Friday of the month etc...

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Planned  ·  AdminPlanner Team (Product Manager, Planner) responded  · 

Thank you all for your feedback and votes!

As an update, this feature is still planned and is on our backlog. It is working it’s way up our backlog, but we haven’t scheduled work for it yet. We will keep you updated and update this thread as soon as we start development!

Cheers,
The Planner Team

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Clearly this is still one of the most wanted features in Planner. Comments almost every day wanting updates! COME ON MICROSOFT!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can you stop designing and go to the Calendar team or the To Do team and copy the code from them! We have been waiting for 3+ years for this. This is Absurd. What are you designing. why do you need to design. You colleagues have figure this out since OUTLOOK 1997!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Need the ability to use MS Planner to set and manage recurring tasks for project team members.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    No updates in six months - surely you can at least let people know what is going on...

  • Darrell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have created a workaround for this by using Flow to create a recurring event that creates an event in Planner.
    It sounds crazy, but in Flow you're unable to create a single event - they HAVE TO BE recurring!
    Using Flow solved our issue with this - see instructions here -> https://medium.com/@rob.quatela/creating-recurring-tasks-in-microsoft-planner-using-microsoft-flow-f605814734df

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It says you're in the design phase, but this idea is 3 years old. When is it getting out of the design phase and being released?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How was this feature not in the initial release and how has it taken over 3 years to get it? Absolute joke.

  • Karin Fassbind commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We need to be able to plan our reoccuring tasks by calendar week (e.g. this task has to be done every year in calendar week 5).

  • Michael Brissenden commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Planner integration within Teams is an easy way to adopt the product for us but having the ability to have a reoccurring task is critical. We are excited to see this feature to be released hopefully in the near future so we can roll out to our client base.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    having planner on teams is great. I find it very convenient, but it will help my process a lot if recurring tasks can be assigned. I have to assign tasks that recur on a weekly and monthly basis. Is it possible to add that feature?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am trying to create a recurring task for the same date every month, is this possible?

  • Samer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a very important feature in any task management software. we need it.

  • Michelle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yeah, this is kind of ridiculous. How long does it take for Microsoft, a giant in the industry, to update a basic, much needed and very expected feature into a task managing system such as planner?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    ...and yet 3 years later. Still we are looking for basic functionality in Planner. Come on people!

  • Melonie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Key for Outlook Integration. We need to set reoccurring tasks, as well as being able to set a specific time of day, as some task are time specific.

  • Kaysha Menge commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a basic tool needed for tasks that recur weekly,monthly,daily,annually. Much needed!

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