Microsoft Loop Components to Sync Task Lists with Planner and To Do

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Microsoft has announced a new integration that will let users sync their task lists between Loop components and Microsoft Planner and To Do. This release should make it easier for users to manage their tasks from Microsoft 365 applications.

Microsoft introduced Loop components at its Build developer conference back in 2019. Microsoft Loop components are based on the Fluid Framework to let users collaborate on notes, tables, or lists (tasks) in emails, chats, and documents. Task lists in Loop components allow users to create collaborative lists of tasks and assign them to people with @ mentions. It’s also possible to set due dates and track the status of tasks.

Currently, task lists in Loop components are available in Microsoft Teams and Outlook. Users can add them to their chat and email conversations via the “Loop Components” menu. The new integration will allow users to edit the tasks (such as the title, due date, or assignees) via Microsoft Planner. In Microsoft To Do, users will be able to view their tasks in the‘Assigned to me’ section.

“With this change, all tasks created in these lists will automatically sync and be visible in Planner, and assigned tasks will show up in To Do in the ‘Assigned to me’ smart list. These tasks will also be visible in all apps that show Planner and To Do tasks such as the Tasks app in Microsoft Teams,” the company explained on the Microsoft 365 Admin center.

Microsoft Loop Components to Sync Task Lists with Planner and To Do

Loop components task lists integration with Microsoft Planner and To Do to roll out this month

Microsoft notes that this update will start rolling to the Microsoft Loop desktop, web, and mobile clients later this month. The feature will become generally available for all customers in mid-July.

In case you missed it, Microsoft launched a standalone Loop app in public preview in March 2023. The app has been available in beta since last year, and it lets teams collaborate in real-time with workspaces, pages, and other Loop components.