Send a task status report

A task status report keeps your colleagues updated on an assigned task in Outlook.

  1. Open the assigned task.

  2. Update the Status and % Complete boxes.

    Status, Priority, and % Complete properties in Status Update message

  3. Click Send Status Report.

    Send Status Report command on the ribbon

  4. Add additional names or email addresses in the To and Cc boxes. The person who assigned you the task is automatically added.

  5. In the message body, type any status information you want to include.

  6. Click Send.

  • In an open task, type or click the options you want in the Status, Priority, and % Complete boxes.

    The Status and % Complete fields depend on one another. By changing the value in one field, the value in the other field changes accordingly.


% Complete

Not Started


In Progress




Waiting on someone else




Tip:  You can send an e-mail message reporting the status showing in these boxes. On the Task tab, in the Manage Task group, click Send Status Report. A new message opens and you can add any supporting details about progress on the task.

Expand your skills
Explore training
Get new features first
Join Office Insiders

Was this information helpful?

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you for your feedback! It sounds like it might be helpful to connect you to one of our Office support agents.