How to set and edit the due date of a task in Slack
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There are multiple ways to set a due date:
In Slack while creating a task.
In Slack after task creation using the drop-down message menu.
In Slack using the drop-down message menu under a /todo list.
When creating a task in Slack:
When you create a task in Slack using /todo you can set a due date and time by typing the due date in the task details. You can use either an exact date, or a day of the week. For example: /todo book caterer April 4 9am or /todo webinar planning 4/8/18
Please note - the date and time can be in any format recognized by Slackbot, but must be set in the future. You can create a task that is due the same day, but you must specify a time later than the current time. For example, if it is currently March 1st at 12:00 pm, you could create a task /todo Emergency meeting 3/1 2pm.
Using Slack buttons and message menus when a task is created:
Click on the "View details" button directly underneath the task creation message. A "Task details" window will pop up.
Click on "Edit"
Click on "Due Date" and "Due Time" to pick the desired due date and time.
Click "Save" to confirm the change.
Using the drop-down message menu after using /todo list
Use the /todo list command in the channel that contains the task to be updated.
Select your task from the list.
Click on the ellipses (three dots) to the right of the task to bring up the editing menu.
Click "Edit" which will bring up your task details.
Click on "Select a date" or the existing due date under "Due date". Click on the calendar to set or change the due date.
To add a due time, click on "Select a due time" or the existing time under "Due time" and scroll to your selected due time. Click on the time to select it.
Click "Save" to finalize the change.
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