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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!

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The Planner Team

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  • PE commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just now it takes longer to create all the weekly tasks as it would take to just do it or delegete as we have done in the past.
    To copy is not the same and I have to assign it again.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I happened onto a dropdown of Status of proposed ideas for Planner. The sequence appears to be as follows: Thinking about it, Tell us more, Planned, Scheduled, Started, In development, Partially Complete and then, finally Completed. Schedule Recurring Tasks is at the Planned level, the third level of 8 to get through. Don't think this feature is coming any time soon. Looking for an alternative...…...

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Dear Microsoft team, Please be fast to introduce basic features of planner. It will be really helpful to us. Voting is Ok for few additional features but recurring task has KANO status as 'Must be'

  • Mike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The best way for a Monthly control (for examples), not to be forgotten, is to be reminded by a recurring task. It exists with outlook. It would be kind to imlement it in Planner.

  • SM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can the Planner Team provide an update on the status of this request?
    As others have mentioned, the lack of recurring tasks is the biggest blocker to our adoption of Planner. This feature really should have been available on day one and as such needs to be at the very top of the priority list at this point.

  • RB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is the 4th most requested item... and it's just 'planned'. Come on. Are you really listening to your customers?

  • RB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is required for us to leave Dodoist (which has this feature). What is the status on this? Still just planned?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Microsoft get on with it, this is absolutely essential.We've started a trial period with office for business, but missing features like this can become a dealbreaker.

  • [Deleted User] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Wow! 2019 and still no recurring tasks feature. Is MS Planner destined to be another piece of MS bloatware struggling to maintain relevancy in a sea of open-source options?

    No? Then you need to prioritize this above literally everything else infesting your kanban. Wake up MS.

  • Anthony MacKinnon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can the Planner Team provide an update on the status of this request?

    As others have mentioned, the lack of recurring tasks is the biggest blocker to our adoption of Planner. This feature really should have been available on day one and as such needs to be at the very top of the priority list at this point.

    In terms of functionality, something similar to Outlook Tasks would be a good start.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would be extremely helpful to be able to set recurring tasks (Monthly, Yearly, Daily, etc)

  • Gabriel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please please please please please pretty please add this feature.
    This is a huge blocking issue in order for us to use it.

  • SSalvi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    we have several task that needs to be repeated every week , every month & hence would like to have a robust funtionality to define recurring tasks to Planner and time of day to complete / expire.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any update on this feature please? I would love to move all of my tasks across from Asana, but it is just not user-friendly nor productive without being able to create a recurring task. Thank you.

  • Peter Kormos commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Task creation is quite time consuming at the moment. We need recurring option as almost every task we do is recurring!
    Task copying is a manual workaround that you need to remember befor filling out the task details. Please make it happen!!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It makes absolutely no sense to use Planner without recurring tasks. Nearly 75% of our department tasks assigned occur on a weekly, monthly and bi-weekly basis. We simply do not have the time to type in a task every single time. We were excited about what our team could accomplish with this until we discovered there was no way to set up recurring tasks. Please make this a priority!

  • Sarah G. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a high priority need. We need recurring tasks for weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly, every 3 years, etc. I can't fully move over from Asana until this feature is added.

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