We first introduced the Tasks section by using the example of a task requirement coming out of a chat conversation, as part of naturally collaborating with your colleagues. In fact, we liked the idea of that scenario so much, we’ve created a feature that lets you send a message in the form of a Task, rather than simple text!
We’ll go over how to send these task messages below.
Note: Similar to how forms work, creating a task directly within a chat group will restrict you to only assigning that task to a member of that same group. If you are discussing an assignment, but want to assign it to someone else, the Recents tab task creation method may work best.
Task Messages (Mobile Only)
- While viewing the chat group you would like to send the task in, type out the details which you would like to send as a task. Now, time for some magic - instead of sending the message as you usually do, tap and hold your finger on the Send button.
- After a few seconds, you should see a short list of two options. Choose the first one:
- Send as task
- Send as text
- You will then be asked to complete the task by adding assignees. You can choose to add a specific colleague from the group members, or assign the task to all members in the group.
- Your task will then appear in the chatroom in bubble view.
Note: Currently task messages don’t include any options for due dates, descriptions, or checklists. For this reason, they are best used for short and quick tasks that require rapid attention.
You can now send your own task messages to colleagues while chatting!