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Customizing "log activity" in HubSpot CRM

Hi HubSpot Development Team, 


I recommend revisiting the idea to customize log activity in HubSpot Sales. I would like my team to track "Direct Mail," and I've seen others asking about logging texts and in-app messaging. 


Thanks for considering!


HubSpot Updates
January 17, 2024 09:25 AM

Hi all a couple of years ago, we released 7 new logged activity options based on what we saw in this post. Could you please submit this short form if you still have a logged activity type that isn't being supported? Thank you!




Re: Customizing "log activity" and Task type in HubSpot Sales - changed to: Idea Submitted
December 20, 2018 05:36 AM

Hi everyone, I'm going to update this idea as 'Idea Submitted'. To be fully transparent, the mistake was mine in interpreting these discussions as the need to customize Call & Meeting types - this feature was in beta and is now live (details below).


However, I understand that the need here is to identify, track and report on custom activities. I have made a note of this change and demand and will be taking this to Product, I know this is something they are aware of and reviewing but I do not have any further update at this time. To set expectations the next report I bring to the Product team will be early January. 


I apologize for the miscommunication here and will endeavor to get you an update on this idea. 





How to set custom call and meeting types:


How it works

  • Navigate to Settings > Sales > Call & Meeting Types.

  • Click “Enable Call and Meeting Types.”

  • Add your types.


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  • Then, when you’re logging an activity from a record in your CRM, simply click “Select Call Type,” and choose your desired type.

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What about reporting?

With the update, call/meeting type is now represented in two pre-built reports within the report library, and can also be used to build custom reports.


The two pre-built reports look like this, and live under "Prospecting:"

  • Call and meeting totals (by type). Holistically, are there trends in the types of calls/meetings your team is having?

  • Call and meeting leaderboard (by type). This report shows you the total number of meetings and calls each of your reps are having, by type. Did one rep have more pre-qualification calls, while another had more demo calls? Use this report to find out.


In addition to the pre-baked reports, Reporting Add-on or Sales Professional users can create custom reports using the Call/Meeting Type data.



253 Replies
Key Advisor

@CamilleC Still in consideration. Seeing that the status has been updated to "being reviewed" is a good sign that it might not be far off.


Love the idea. It would be very helpful for the reporting we do in our Company. 


As some additional thought, custom tasks types or logged activity in the deal view could be filtered by "Pipeline" or "Team View".  My personal recommendation would be for them to be filtered by "Pipeline". 


For organisations with multiple product offerings (and subsequent different pipelines), and front line sales based staff who work across more than one product range, this functionality would be required. 


Furthermore, it would be great if workflows can be created/triggered from custom tasks or logged activity to ensure internal efficiency and follow up actions occur (these might be automated or not). 


On a side note, @grayson , it would be worth adding a "Deal" label to this idea as this functionality is also a key requirement for deals. 


This is a very useful request. In sales there are many additional task types that we track and are not able to properly report on. Being able to customize the task types is definitely needed.


Being able to add user definable fields on tasks would make this much more useful.


yes, please!!!


@Mary_Pouliot I just learned on a support call that if you are a LinkedIn Sales Navigator user, you can integrate and then find custom values associated with LinkedIn activity. You should check it out...


I would like to not only see customizable Task Types, but they should be Team partitioned... or each Team should be given the ability to create a set of custom Task Types for their set of users.


Thanks for your consideration! I hope this one gets done soon.


This is a no brainer ... why has it taken 3 years to get this implemented.


to have a billing option would be useful


I'd really love the idea to customize task types and priorities. This will help our team.

HubSpot Employee

+1! Teams across the world have different types of tasks so it would be very beneficial for them to be able to create their own custom task types that they can easily track and filter by. 



Waiting for this feature 


A LinkedIn activity type would be great, but apart from that, being able to customize activity types would be the best scenario.

Just like you do in calls and meetings 🙂


Would be great to be able to customise the options in the Log menu





I agree about needing the ability to customize Activity Type. I'd like to log LinkedIn Sales Navigator activity by our Sales team.


Hubspot, as part of this review, please consider adding a checkbox 'Inbound email' to the view 'Log an Email'.

This is to manually capture correspondence received outside of email, such as LinkedIn, which will influence reporting against the property 'Recent sales email replied date'.



HubSpot Employee

+1 for creating custom task types like you can with call and meeting types:


+1 waiting for this functionality, to be able to customize tasks

Key Advisor

Customizing task type would be great as well and being able to report on task type by contact owner..

Participant | Platinum Partner

+1 We also have had clients ask to add new activity types.