Assign people to tasks

When you're ready to decide who's doing what, there are several ways you can assign tasks to people in Planner.

Drag member photos onto tasks

A quick way to assign someone is to drag the person's photo from the plan members area down to their task.

Drag a plan member to a task

A task can only be assigned to one person. If you need to assign something to more than one person, consider making another task with a similar name, and assigning that task to the other person.

Create similar tasks to assign multiple people

You can also assign someone when you create a task. Add a task name, and then select Assign to choose a plan member from the list. If the right person isn't listed, select Add someone new.

Assign someone when creating a new task

Select names to change assignments

If you need to change who a task is assigned to, select the name of the currently-assigned person on the task, and then choose a new person from the list.

Click names to change assignments

You can also change the Board to be grouped by Assigned to, and then drag tasks between the columns for each person on your team.

Need to remove someone?

If you no longer need someone on your plan, select the arrow next to the plan members, point to the person you're removing, select the three dots, and then choose Remove from plan.

Remove a member from a plan

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