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:
- You can add a due date after you have created a task by using the 'Due Date' button and message menu.
- Once a task is created, there is the option to 'Add Due Date'
- Click on this drop down menu and choose a due date
- To edit the due date or time, click on the elipses (three dots,) select "Edit," which will bring up your task details.
- Click on "Pick a date" or the existing due date. Click on the calendar to set or change the due date. If you want to add a due time, select "Due time" and scroll to your selected due time. Click on the time to select it.
- 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 elipses (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 "Pick a date" or the existing due date. Click on the calendar to set or change the due date.
- To add a due time, select "Due time" and scroll to your selected due time. Click on the time to select it.
- Click "Save" to finalizing the change.
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