@lauralev - Any update on this?
To start, we’d like to sincerely apologise for the delay in responding to this thread! We are working on improving our responsiveness to the community, particularly our feature request process so appreciate your patience in advance!
On that note, as we pull together all the votes associated with this topic, we would love if you can redirect the votes on this thread, to the primary thread (most voted) here: Recurring/repeating tasks - #43 by JackNagy - - as we plan to close this smaller thread in an attempt to consolidate all votes, and better prioritise this feature request based upon the total amount of votes
@BiancaT Hi, thanks for the apologises, but i think for the time that this ideas has been posted originally, with all the community users comments posted here, i think instead of moving our votes to another post “manually”, its up to you Monday.com team to acknowledge that this topic need to be solved and work on it ASAP, and then you can close the two similar topics related at once as solved.
I want to remark, that the most important thing here is to try to solve our most needed missing features.
Great idea and thanks everyone for sharing your feedback and thoughts. We’ve discussed your request with the development team and they are aware of the need for recurring/repeating tasks. As of now, it’s not immediately planned, due to other priorities and team capacity, but we are looking more into this.
While there are ways using current automation functionality to create recurring tasks, we understand that they don’t always perfectly match your use case and needs. You can read more about how to create recurring tasks here to see if it can help with your workflow.
We would love to keep hearing how this feature would impact your workflow. Requests like yours help guide us in prioritizing the features that our customers care about the most. So keep the ideas coming because your feedback makes a difference.
Have another idea? Submit it by opening up another topic in this category.
Hi @Julietteb - Please add me to the list of users interested in this feature. Disappointed (and surprised!) that is doesn’t already exist.
As a former Asana user, I advocated for Monday at my new employer, only to find out that a simple features, such as reoccurring tasks, doesn’t exist.
Monday please help with this!
This doesn’t solve the problem of needed to use recurring tasks for workload and planning a year or a few months ahead. This is also why the automation doesn’t solve the problem.
We need this feature. So simple. I am amazed we don’t have this on every task in the due date like clickup does.
Monday please work on this.
We’ve been inspired by all these comments about creating this feature and good news, we went and created the app! We’ve just launched Recurring Tasks, which now allows you to create recurring/repeating tasks in your monday.com boards. It´s currently in Beta so please download it, give it a try and we would love to know what you think. I’ll also be more than happy to directly feed it back to our team! If you want to book a chat with me directly, here’s my calendly: Calendly - Amalia Rubino Muñoz
Thank you Amalia
I have just tested you app and I am sorry to say, that this is not really a solution. What I - and I assume most of the people posting ere - need is a functionality to add tasks at certain dates. What you app does is flood my boards with dozens of tasks. E.g. when I say I need a task every year at a certain date, your app creates 65 tasks, with the latest of it dating year 2088. Now yes, it creates a task for every year, and yes, the dates are correct but to be honest I don’t really care today about a task in 2088 - but I will need this task to be created in 2088, should my company still exist then and still have this need.
I agree unfortunately… why this simple feature needs to be made an app…
Planning on not moving my company and my friend’s to monday for this simple thing. Like how can a productivity platform not be able to turn a normal task into reoccurring? How?
How many more years?
Dear @fast_sapi thank you very much for this feedback, it’s very important to us! My name is Mabel, part of the team who created the app Recurring Tasks.
We are targeting to implement this feature Choose (or automate) when the recurring tasks will be created in a soon release. We are working hard on what this feature could look like and to make it useful for you and others!
Could you please elaborate on when you need the recurring tasks to be created? When do you expect to see the recurring task: before the date of recurrence or on the same date of the recurrence? Where do you expect to see the recurring tasks once scheduled? and once created?
Please be as specific as you can; with this information, we will have a better understanding of the context. Thank you!
@hlopezvc @HPETRIE @PM_Karen @PaolaM @Marian @Javed
My name is Mabel, I am on the product team of Adaptavist, a software development company and a partner of Monday. Great to meet you, albeit virtually!
We’re conducting interviews to increase our understanding of your pain points and needs around recurring tasks. As active users of Monday, your experience is invaluable to us, and your feedback can help us shape a solution for you !
Would you be up for a 30-minute chat over Zoom? In exchange, you’ll receive a $50 gift card as a thank-you for participating.
Please click We'd love to hear everything about your needs of recurring tasks. | User Interviews
and we’ll do our best to be available.
You can reach me out here or at email@example.com. Thank you!
Thanks for asking, it’s an important question! My opinion was, to have the task created at the date, when it starts. However, my accountant would love to see the task coming up before.
So I guess it would be best if a number X could be given (including zero): The task would then be written X days before the task starts. If user sets X=0, then the task is written the day it starts (like a reminder).
If my explanation was unclear, please feel free to let me know.
First time: 15. July 2023
Written X=60 days before
→ At May 16th a task will be written with start date range: 15. of July 2023
Does that make sense?
This is exactly the simple fix we need to recurring tasks. The lack of this functionality is making me consider a new platform.
This might be a long explanation, but here’s the workaround I did for our Facilities team who has regularly scheduled maintenance to do.
First, I had to create a separate board for these repeating tasks that would populate my targeted TASKS board, placing the newly created item into the TASKS Board when the date has been reached.
Each task line in this REPEATING TASKS board has a column for Desired Date, Every Month, Every 3 months, Every 4 months, Every 6 months and Every Year, plus a Scheduled [status] column (as well as Files and Assignment).
Then I had to create 5 automations for each recurring task segments of 1 month, 3 months, 4 months, 6 months and 1 year.
The automation is triggered by the Scheduled status set for each task.
For example, for an ‘every month’ trigger, the automation is:
“When EVERY MONTH arrives, create an item in [Target Board] and push Desired Date by 1 month and push [EVERY MONTH column] by 1 month.”
In the task line, I put the task name and then the date we want in the Desired Date and the Time Segment column. (We can also attach files and assign it to someone). Here’s how those key columns look:
Desired Date Every Month Scheduled
Jun 13 June 13 [Every Month]
Desired Date Every 3 Months Scheduled
September 25 September 25 [Every 3 Months]
When Desired Date arrives, the item goes to the target board with its files and assignment, and re-dates itself for the next time segment it has been given.
It’s a workaround I know, but it’s the only thing that will work for us until finally Monday.com gets this thing created. (Which has taken more than 5 years so far)
Yes, thank you very much
Hi community! While this request is still under consideration, I wanted to highlight some helpful solutions that may solve your issue.
#1 - You are still able to use current automation functionality to create recurring tasks. Learn how here
#2 - After reading all the comments Adaptavist created an app in monday app marketplace, which allows you to create recurring/repeating tasks in your monday.com boards. Check it out!
We understand that they don’t always perfectly match your use case and needs, but hope these solutions can help in the meantime :).
I’m afraid the workarounds have too many issues. Keeping templates to duplicate on the board or on a separate board has confused our team and created chaos when adding or amending tasks in different places.
There’s no way to effectively manage duplication of groups, individual tasks or whole boards, across the complexities of tasks moving between different groups as they’re worked on and recurrences needing to be scheduled for different frequencies.
I’ve given up on any kind of automation and have to manually trawl through various groups each week/month/quarter/year to find and duplicate the tasks that have to recur, then collate them into appropriate new groups.
The workarounds don’t work. Monday.com desperately needs a proper recurrence function.