Apr 07 2021 09:18 AM
Apr 07 2021 09:18 AM
Will we get the functionality to assign subtasks (checklist items) to specific people? It gets confusing when you have to assign multiple people to a task and when each person is done with their part they just unassign the task. Would be better if we could assign subtasks to individual people or persons
Apr 07 2021 09:29 AM
Apr 07 2021 09:40 AM
Apr 07 2021 09:55 AM
Dec 21 2021 07:57 AM
@Si Meng Any news about this one? To have ten entries in the list without an option to assign it individually will force us to create 5 tasks with 2 options. This let us assign it to a particular person, but it is is still impossible to see if the overall progress.
Feb 22 2022 03:00 PM
May 09 2022 02:45 PM
Aug 05 2022 03:00 AM
Voicing my support for this feature also. It would be very useful to have dates and assignees added to individual checklist items.
Aug 25 2022 05:28 AM
It is not only the assigning of the tasks but also due dates for those tasks. This allows an overall task due date and then all components of that task to be assigned with due dates.
Aug 26 2022 09:40 AM
@Si Meng Any update on this?
In addition to this thread, I noticed there are high numbers of users asking for the ability to assign checklist items and set a due date on checklist items. To be able to assign and set due dates for "subtasks" (or, checklists, as Planner calls them now) is a key feature of any task planning system our company could use. See Trello, Asana, Basecamp, and Hive as just a few of your competitor alternatives that are providing users with this vital function now.
This is also a feature that has been repeatedly requested to Microsoft for a long time:
For all the users who have requested this feature and are waiting for a solution, here is a workaround that someone posted in 2020 that may be helpful:
Thank you Microsoft! Please let us know what's going on to help us with this.
Sep 19 2022 07:57 AM
Sep 22 2022 12:12 AM
Nov 18 2022 09:14 AM
I see that MSFT has gone radio silent on this one as well. Every time I revisit planner in teams I quickly butt up against deficiencies that preclude me from wanting to use it. It is frustrating to see such little progress with MS Teams and MS project integration over the last 4 years.... such potential.... moving on.
Apr 11 2023 09:53 AM - edited Apr 11 2023 09:56 AM
Mark I agree this feature should be added, without it is chaotic trying to use Microsoft Planner when several different associates are involved in completion of the Topic/Task Item. Being that Microsoft has been asked to add this feature for a while now it will most likely not be added. I guess the planner is great if there is only one associate assigned lol
Nov 02 2023 08:35 AM
Assigning a team member to a subtask (checklist) would be a wonderful enhancement because in many instances each checklist item is a major component to the overall task and done by someone else. The problem with putting everyone on the top line task assignment is that it confuses the line of management. If we could assign a checklist item to another team member then we can keep tabs on exactly what person is responsible for a component of work within a task to an overall project. I believe that not being able to assign a team member to a task check list item is a flaw in the product. You could name tasks in a hierarchical manner, but this puts more of a manual process in naming conventions.
Nov 05 2023 01:29 AM