Labels in Planner are visual cues, drawing attention to a particular set of tasks for a particular reason. For example, you might use labels to tag tasks with the same completion requirements, dependencies, or issues, and then filter your plan on those labels to zero-in on related tasks. In short, labels are a quick, visual way to categorize similar tasks.
But we’ve long heard that the current catalogue of labels (six total) isn’t enough; in fact, adding more labels to Planner is one of the very top asks on UserVoice. This update has been on our radar as long as yours, so we’re thrilled to announce that there are now 25 labels available in Tasks in Teams and Planner on all platforms and in most environments. (GCC availability is coming in March.)
Each of the 25 labels is a different color, and each can be edited with whatever text you’d like. More labels mean more options for getting a similar group of tasks done right: flagging more risks, signaling more reasons for a delay, prompting reviews from more people, and tagging more departments, to name a few.
We’re constantly chipping away at big and small asks alike from UserVoice, and invite you to submit your ideas for improving Planner and Tasks in Teams to that site. In the meantime, keep checking our Tech Community Blog to see which ask we address next.