Add/Remove Labels, Sort Labels, More Label Colors
To summarize these requests, we’d like the following:
1) The ability to add and remove labels.
2) When the “Group by Labels” option is selected, the ability to change the order of the columns (e.g., “Move right” and “Move left” similar to the “Group by Bucket” column)
3) In the Task view, the ability to change the order of the label tabs.
4) The ability to change the color of the labels and add more colors.
Here's a list of many feedback entries requesting these ideas:
I wonder who decides it is a good idea to have a stupid limitation like only having 6 labels?
More brighter colours and the ability to add text to labels. Much like Trello does.
any status on this feature? any way to find out if you guys are considering implementing it ?
Federico Vergara commented
We need the ability to add as many labels as we like, 6 are not nearly enough
Don't forget the general Office365 requests that have 4,5K votes!
More labels, please!
Katharyn Bine commented
I HATE THE NEW LABEL FUNCTIONALITY!!!! 1) The Filters menu no longer show the words I've added to the label, only the color. This went BACKWARD. 2) The checkmark for selecting a label on a card is now much more touchy, and it's difficult to tell whether I've selected it or not. 3) The pastel colors don't pop as well as the old colors did. The only thing that might be better is that the label now displays on the card rather than as a tiny bit of color on the right side. Overall, labels were easier to use and more functional before this most recent update. Can this be rolled back?
OK, so reflecting on a previous post - it is now March 2020 and still Microsoft has done nothing. These are simple requests - but the actual users are apparently being ignored.
In a task manger, the most basic requirement is being able to sort tasks within a group view - why is this not enabled after so many requests.? It's really frustrating that there isn't even any response on this board from Microsoft Staff.
It is such a basic and fundamental requirement of any task list - that when I see a column of tasks that I can then sort that column top-to-bottom by one of the other criteria each task has.
Please Microsoft - actually read the multiple requests you receive and respond with some positive updates. These are people who are paying you for your solutions, so please update them to fulfil your customer's needs properly.
In addition to sorting the order of the labels, to be be to hide columns when filtering by labels in the Group by Label view. For example, I want to view columns for four specific labels and want to hide 'Unassigned' and the remaining labels.
More Labels required, more colors - any news MS?
Matt C commented
Is there any point to voting and posting comments on here?
Genuinely interested, as they seem to be completely ignored.
Jim Tolman commented
Why is this not happening?
We need the ability to add more labels.
Joseph Dunphy commented
+1 please allow us the ability to change labels how we see fit; I want to change the colors of the labels to match colors we have associated internally with stakeholder groups/products, reorder them if I need to (so the most used labels we can move towards the top as it changes), create new labels and archive old ones so I don't lose historical value for project boards we would leverage for long periods of time.
Joel Frenette commented
Please allow for more than 6 labels, and also ability to set the labels globally for all plans.
+1 ran into issues with it today.
I'm both glad and discouraged that there are so many others like me.
Susan Pflederer commented
Would also love to be able to set permissions by labels!
Make it like Trello, can display colours and names , add labels , lots of colours. Please colour tasks with label colour to make it visual.
Axel Kuester commented
Labels from tasks inside a bucket shall be propagated to the Bucket itself.
This feature is critical for Planner Hub on Android! Without Planner Hub is only of very limited usability
Axel Kuester commented
I would like to have 3 groups of labels, clearly distinguished by type and colour for timeline, criticality and a free defineable category.
A must of a reasonable Planner