M365 Changelog: (Updated) Tasks in my area or department (a mobile Planner in Teams feature)

MC695495 – Updated February 25, 2024: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

In the Tasks by Planner and To Do app in Microsoft Teams, buckets are a common way to organize tasks into different areas of work.

The mobile experience for the Tasks app in Teams will soon be updated to make it easier to filter to a specific bucket or set of buckets so that you can focus on the tasks in your area. Microsoft expects this simple user experience change to provide greater focus and greater productivity, while maintaining the familiar look and feel throughout the Tasks app.

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Note: This change is specific to the Tasks by Planner and To Do app in Teams mobile. 

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 135561

When this will happen:

Microsoft will begin rollout in early December 2023 and complete by mid-March 2024 (previously mid-February).

How this will affect your organization:

Users of the Tasks by Planner and To Do app in Teams will see an updated experience when viewing a shared plan. It will make it easy to set a bucket filter to focus on tasks in their area or department.

What you need to do to prepare:

You may consider updating your training and documentation as appropriate.