Set a preview picture for a task

In Planner, each task on the Board can have a preview, offering a quick way to identify the task and get to work. For example, you could use an Office file, PDF, photo, link, checklist, or even simple description text.

Add a preview

To add a task preview, simply attach a file, photo, or link to the task, or add a checklist. The first time you attach something to a task or create a checklist, that attachment or list becomes the preview.

Preview picture on a task

Change the preview

If you would rather use a different attachment or list as the preview, or if you'd like to use the description text as the preview, select the task to bring up its details.

To use a different attachment as the preview, select the three dots at the corner of the attachment, and then choose Set as preview.

Set another file as the task preview

To use a checklist as the preview, select the Set as preview check box under Checklist.

Set as preview

To use the task description text as the preview,, select the Set as preview check box next to the description.

Use the task description as the preview

Remove the preview

If you want the task to appear on the Board without a preview, select the task to bring up its details.

If the preview is an attachment, select the three dots at the corner of the preview, and then choose Remove as preview.

Remove the preview

If the preview is description text or a checklist, clear the Set as preview check box.

Use the preview as a launcher

If you use an Office file as a preview, you can select the launcher at the corner of the preview to open it in Office Online.

Use the preview launcher to open Office files

With real time co-authoring in Office Online, you can make changes at the same time as your teammates without worrying about losing work! Learn more.

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