How to turn a Slack message into a Workast task

Workast is a task management app that is installed into a Slack workspace. It helps team manage tasks within Slack channels. Workast allows you to create tasks, without leaving Slack. Learn more about Workast here. 


You can create a task from an existing Slack message that has been posted in a channel.

To create your task:

  • Mouse over to the right of the text, then click on the 3 horizontal dots ("more actions" button.)
  • Select "Create a Task"
  • A pop-up will appear, allowing you to create a task.  The Slack message will be the default task title but can be edited.
  • You can also add a description by typing into the description field.
  • Use the drop-down menus to add a due date, due time and assignee(s) if desired.
  • Click "Create" to create the task.  (To cancel the task creation, select "Cancel.")
  • The task will then be created.  The standard drop-down message menu is available under the task creation message, to allow for editing if needed.

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