Microsoft Lists introduces Rules to help users keep track of changes in their lists

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Microsoft Lists now supports a new “Rules” feature that makes it easier to notify people when something changes in their lists. Last week, Microsoft Senior PM Chakkaradeep Chandran announced on Twitter that the feature is now rolling out to Targeted release customers.

With this update, SharePoint users will now be able to create and manage if/then rules to set reminders and send notifications about changes in Microsoft Lists. Once a rule is set up, Microsoft 365 will automatically send these notifications emails to one or more users in an organization.

To get started with Rules in Microsoft Lists, select the “Automate” option, then click “Create a rule” in the list command bar near the top of the page. The feature will be available to all list users in Microsoft Lists and SharePoint. Keep in mind that users with edit permissions on the list will only be able to create and manage a maximum of 15 rules per list.

In a follow-up tweet, Chandran confirmed that the company is also working to add a native Teams integration, which will allow Lists users to send notifications to a Teams Channel. In case you missed it, Microsoft Lists also added support for undo and redo commands earlier this month.

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