With Task Templates, you can re-use tasks with ease! This is perfect for things like processes, events, and anything that you'll use again in the future. 

Save a Task as a Template

the options that are presented when you save a template
  1. Open a task
  2. Click the task actions menu in the ellipses ... 
  3. Select Template Center
  4. Click Save as a Template
  5. Enter your new Template name or overwrite an existing one by selecting Update an existing template
  6. Select your sharing and import options
  7. Click Save  

Overwrite a Template

You can edit an existing template by overwriting it!

  1. Create a new task from the desired template
  2. Make the changes you want
  3. Select the ... settings from the top of the task menu
  4. Select Template Center then Save as Template
overwriting a template by clicking on the ellipses menu in task view

5. Select Update an existing template

6. Select the template you wish to overwrite

7. Click Next

8. Add a template name, description, sharing, and import options

9.Select Save

updating an existing template, choosing one to update


Using templates with the +Task button

  1. Open the Create Task window
  2. Click the template icon on the bottom of the window
  3. Choose to Create Task Instantly from template (fastest), which allows you to title the task but automatically adds the rest and submits the task
  4. Or Load from Template (customizable), which allows you to make modifications to the template contents before a task is created
where to apply a template in the create a task window

Create instantly from template: This will immediately create the task in a new window after selecting a template.

Load from template: This will load the template into the create task window you have open already, so you can edit it before creating it. 

Save as template: When you are creating a task using our quick create + Task button, save the task as a template before you publish it. After saving the template, you can continue to make changes to the unique task you are creating.

Update existing template: Use this task to update or overwrite an existing template.

Load Template into Existing Task

This acts as a merge between the information on your template and the details already in your task.

  1. Select the task settings menu ...
  2. Select Template Center
  3. Select Browse Templates
  4. Select a task template to preview
  5. Select Use Template
  6. Select import options
  7. Select Use Template
accessing the template center to browse templates from task view
  •  Note: Description, subtasks, tags, attachments and checklists will be merged into this task. Assignees, watchers, priority, and dates will be replaced in this task by the template.

Pro Tip: Remap Subtask Due Dates

With this feature, you  can choose a new due date for a parent task, and all subtask dates will be adjusted (remapped) based on the difference. 

For example, if you increase the parent task due date by 5 days, all subtask dates will also be increased by 5 days.

This is extremely useful for events as well as things like processes that are time based. 

Real-World Use Case

Bug Report Example

Include the following in your Bug Report task template:

  • Assign to your quality assurance manager
  • Save interested parties such as managers as watchers
  • Store the task in your list for client-reported bugs
  • Include important fields to be filled in into the task description
  • Tag the task so everyone knows that this was reported by a client, found on iOS, or a bug on the backend
  • Add a checklist for the entire process to go through for recreating and correcting the bug 

Let us know what else you would like to see with Task Templates on our feedback board!

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