New Tasks app in Microsoft Teams is now generally available

Rabia Noureen

Tasks In Teams

Microsoft has officially announced that the new Tasks app is now generally available to all Microsoft Teams users with a Microsoft 365 subscription. The company says that the new Tasks experience should be available in the desktop and web versions of Teams to all non-government tenants.

As a reminder, the rollout of the new Tasks app started back in July and happened gradually through September. The task management app is essentially a rebrand of the Microsoft Planner app in Teams. However, the new experience comes with a bunch of new features, including a new list view, and the ability to edit multiple tasks at once.

Furthermore, Microsoft is also working to bring the app to government cloud offerings, though this will happen later this year. The company has promised that the Tasks app will shortly begin rolling out to all iOS and Android users in non-government clouds.

“This announcement also moves us to the next stage in our naming sequence, where the app name in Teams changes to Tasks by Planner and To Do in desktop and Tasks in mobile. We will make this change over a weekend to reduce the likelihood of users seeing different names as the name change rolls out, and we expect to make the change by the end of October. We will make an update to our Message Center post when we kick off this change,” the company explained.

If you are interested to learn more about Tasks in Teams, we invite you to check out our explainer post for all the details.