Microsoft Planner for Android help

If your organization uses Microsoft Planner, you can keep up with your plans on-the-go with Planner for Android. You'll need an eligible Office 365 work or school subscription to use the Planner for Android app; you can't use it with Office 365 personal accounts (for example: name@outlook.com or name@hotmail.com).

In Planner for Android, you can do most of the things you can do in Planner for web, with a slightly different look and feel. There are a few things you can currently only do in the browser, and one thing you can only do from your device: add photos using your device's camera.

What can I do with Planner for Android?

Action

Planner for web

Planner for Android

Delete a plan

Yes

See Delete a task or plan.

No

You need to use Planner for web to delete a plan.

Create a plan

Add people to your plan

Add tasks to a plan

Create buckets

Add a checklist to a task

Comment on a task

View task progress

Get email about tasks

Delete a task

Use labels for tasks

Set a task preview picture

Attach files to tasks

Add task start and due dates

Assign people to tasks

Mark plans as favorites

Yes

See Microsoft Planner help for details.

Yes

Add a photo by taking it with your device's camera

No

Yes

See Add a photo using your device's camera.

Add a photo using your device's camera

In Planner for Android, you can seamlessly attach a photo to a task using your device's camera.

  1. In Planner for Android, in one of your plans, tap a task.

  2. Tap Add attachments.

  3. In the lower right corner of your screen, tap the plus sign (+).

  4. Tap Add image from camera.

  5. Take a photo and, if you want to use it, tap Ok. Otherwise, tap Retry.

    Your photo now appears in your list of Attachments. Tap the back arrow to see this photo on your task card. The first photo added appears on your task card, but you can change this on the Attachments page by tapping the ellipses on a photo and then tapping Show on card or Don't show on card.

Why does Planner for Android need my permissions?

Here's a full list of the permissions you'll be asked for in Planner for Android, and how they are used in the app.

Permission

Use

Applies to these operating systems

Required or optional?

Read phone status and identity

Allows us to identify when the phone is in Airplane Mode with no Internet connection enabled so we can let you know the app won't work without Internet access.

Android 4.x

Android 5.x

Android 6.x

Android 7.x

Required

Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

or

Write/delete internal storage

Allows us to write Planner for Android app information to a local cache on the device, improving app performance and decreasing load times.

Android 4.x

Android 5.x

Android 6.x

Android 7.x

Required

Full network access

or

Have full network access

Allows the Planner for Android app to communicate with the Planner web service to facilitate user actions.

Android 4.x

Android 5.x

Android 6.x

Android 7.x

Required

View network connections

Allows us to identify when the phone is offline so we can let you know the app won't work without Internet access.

Android 4.x

Android 5.x

Android 6.x

Android 7.x

Required

Test access to protected storage

Allows the Planner for Android app to verify that it has access to data storage before using it.

Android 4.x

Required

Read the contents of your SD card/internal storage/USB storage

Allows the Planner for Android app to read the cached app information we stored on the device.

Android 5.x

Android 6.x

Android 7.x

Required

Phone

You can disable this permission without the app malfunctioning.

Android 6.x

Android 7.x

Optional

Storage

You can disable this permission without the app malfunctioning.

Android 6.x

Android 7.x

Optional

Camera

This must be enabled to add a photo using your device's camera.

Android 6.x

Android 7.x

Optional

Tell us what you think

We'd love to hear from you! Leave feedback about Planner for Android, or vote on features that others have suggested, at planner.uservoice.com

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