Within Teamwork Chat, you can create a Teamwork task directly from a message.

Hover over the message you wish to create a task from to see the additional options. Click the three dots button and select the Create task option.

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In the create task modal, you can choose a project and task list for the task. You can also assign the task to users on the project, add a description, set estimated time, and select a priority.

A link to the message the task is created from is automatically added to the task description, along with the user and the message content, and reference to the channel where the message was posted.

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When you click create task you will then receive a notification to confirm this, with the option to view the task within the project or copy the link directly to the task.

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When viewing a task in Teamwork that was created from a conversation, you will see the message. 

  • This task was created from the following message in Teamwork Chat. 


Creating personal tasks 

You can also view your existing personal tasks and create new ones in Teamwork Chat via the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + P

This will bring up the personal tasks modal. You can type your task name next to the Add a personal task option in the bottom left. Press Enter/Return to create your personal task. 

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You can archive or delete personal tasks via the option menu (three dots) to the far right of each task name. 

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To archive all completed tasks, select the options menu (three dots) to the right of the Personal tasks header, and select Archive completed tasks

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For more information, see: Creating a Project Channel