Answers to top Microsoft Planner questions

Get answers to top questions about Microsoft Planner.

Note: Are you an Office 365 administrator? We have answers to top admin questions too!

This functionality is in development and not yet available in Planner. For more information on features currently in development, please see the Office 365 Roadmap.

Notification settings are limited in Planner right now, but we’re looking into the right way to provide additional options.

Have suggestions? We’d love to hear them! Leave us your feedback, or vote on features that others have suggested, at planner.uservoice.com.

If your organization is not using Exchange Online for your account, you may not be able to comment on tasks in Planner.

Your feedback helps us decide what to work on next! We’d love to hear from you. Leave us your feedback, or vote on features that others have suggested, at planner.uservoice.com.

If your organization is not using Exchange Online for your account, you will not be able to mark specific plans as favorites in Planner.

Your feedback helps us decide what to work on next! We’d love to hear from you. Leave us your feedback, or vote on features that others have suggested, at planner.uservoice.com.

This functionality is in development and not yet available in Planner. For more information on features currently in development, please see the Office 365 Roadmap.

This is not currently supported in Planner. An Office 365 Group can only have one plan. Consider using tasks and checklists together to plan different workstreams, or set up buckets to split up the work.

Your feedback helps us decide what to work on next! We’d love to hear from you. Leave us your feedback, or vote on features that others have suggested, at planner.uservoice.com.

This functionality is in development and not yet available in Planner. For more information on features currently in development, please see the Office 365 Roadmap.

This is not currently supported in Planner. When work on a plan is done, you have three options:

  • Option 1: Remove yourself from the plan. If you’re not the administrator, you can leave the plan, which removes it from your Planner hub. The plan’s files, tasks, conversations, and other elements are left in place. If you are the plan administrator, you can’t remove yourself from the plan.

  • Option 2: Delete the plan. If you’re the administrator, you can edit the group to delete the plan. Before you do this, make sure that no one else is using the group for things outside of Planner. There is no way to recover a plan (or its files, conversations, and other data) after it has been deleted. Consider saving the group’s files to another location, and copying any critical information from the group’s conversations and OneNote notebook to another location, before deleting the group.

  • Option 3: Do nothing! There really isn’t anything wrong with just walking away from the plan when you’re done. It will still show up on your Planner hub, but you can remove it from your Favorite plans, which will help you focus only on current work. It’s a good idea to clean up old plans later (using the suggestions in Option 2), but there’s no reason you can’t just let a plan sit untouched for a while to make sure your files, conversations, notes, and other information are still available.

Your feedback helps us decide what to work on next! We’d love to hear from you. Leave us your feedback, or vote on features that others have suggested, at planner.uservoice.com.

Have an idea for a feature or change in how Planner works? Your feedback helps us decide what to work on next! We'd love to hear from you. Leave us your feedback, or vote on features that others have suggested, at planner.uservoice.com.

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