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:
Please implement this ASAP ! We would like to use Planner however this is driving everyone crazy !
Allow us to reorder the labels and specify which appear first both in the list and on the Task cards.
USE CASE: We use labels to describe features of the task that should appear in a logical grouping. We can't do that in the current implementation.
The order is confusing--we can't change it, but Labels don't appear on the cards in the order they're listed. For example, Pink is down the list, but if selected it appears first on the card. Why?
This is such an old request, but functionally simple. The View if you needed or wanted to view by Labels is horrific with over 24 colors displaying when you only use 5. At the very least update the view to omit unused colors.
Please please please give an update on these! thanks
Scott Martin commented
Agree with many of the users below. Functionality of changing previous label colors or moving the order of label (similar to the current functionality of moving buckets in Board view) are necessary improvements to Planner.
Today we see more labels with more colors. It's a good news ! It's very fine. But it's very frustrating with this new functionality we can't reorder it or we can't delete some of them. I can't choose the best color for my tagging if I don't want to search in the full list list where I can find the label i want
Kelli SC commented
Thank you Mike for consolidating. It's great that the ability to group by label was added but how silly that all my tiles appear too to the right because I'm using the colors at the end of the list. PLEASE add the ability to move label groupings like boards or at least put used labels first and unused labels at the end.
Would love to add custom colours to keep our plan on brand
Rather than just having the name of a label (e.g. "Blue") shown in that particular color, the entire tile should be given that color. Seems like a very simple and obvious implementation
Eric Shaw commented
Why can I only see 3 labels when grouping by label? COME ON MICROSOFT
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?