Task Due Date Time

When creating a task, it defaults to being due at 5 pm. There is no way to change the default for this. You need to manually change every task which is time-consuming. There should be an option for default this time to one of your choosing. 

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99 Replies
Occasional Contributor

Come on HubSpot...this is a no brainer.  Easy fix for your uber-cool programmers!!!

New Contributor

Similar issue is over here as well.

Hubspot just doesn't seem to think this is important enough. 


New Contributor

This is super important and annoying Hubspot! The greatness lies in fixing the details.

Occasional Contributor

 We would love this! Our sales cycle is very short, so 3 days is even too much for us! Hubspot is great for automation, so I want to make sure that we allowing our team to think as little as possible about everyday tasks so that they can focus on progress and pushing the company forward. Thank you!

Occasional Contributor

I would love to be able to customize this. Having a defalt that I can set help my team in fewer clicks and makes sure we're all using the same company approved defalt (2 Days)

New Contributor

This would save me so much time not having to change them every time I set up a task 

New Contributor


New Contributor

Agreed it would be great to change the default time and it would also be great to allocate the follow-up task to another user. I see this suggestion has been waiting for over a year to happen. Please help Hubspot. Thanks so much!

Occasional Contributor


 I utilize the overdue task tab for my day to day tracking and the tasks will only show up for that day at 5 pm or later (as a default)

Regular Contributor

Don't expect any progress on this.  If you're not one of HubSpot's VC-backed primary users, you're nothing.  No suggestions for what they consider "good enough for free software" have been implemented.  Be thankful they don't charge you for what they give you or else switch to SFDC.  HubSpot is what it is and will always be what it is because they just don't really care about making improvements. 

Occasional Contributor

We should be able to customize the time, now this is 5 pm and is no longer convenient for me

New Contributor

Mine changed to 5pm Default. 


Please change back to 8am ASAP. This is not user friendly. 

Regular Contributor

The new update has changed the default time for tasks to 5PM- which makes NO sense.  Why would a task be due at the end of the work day?  Why not just default to NO time, and allow the user to add one if they want to specify a time?  

New Contributor

I agree - 5:00pm is a horrible default time. Please change back to 8:00am. 

New Contributor

Regardless of there being a way to set your own default time, 5pm is a ridiculous default. Who wants to be reminded of the tasks they were supposed to do that day just before they're about to go home? Unless you start work 5pm this makes no business sense. 
8am was far better than 5pm. 

New Contributor

Very bizarre and counterintuitive. Like RPD said, why would I want a barrage of tasks hitting me at the end of the day as I am preparing to go home? The 8 am time allowed me to work through my tasks as the day wore on. 


Additionally, why can't we set our own default time for tasks to be scheduled in the settings? 

New Member

This has been buging our team as well - default 17:00 makes "3 business days" effectively 4 days.

New Contributor

It would be very helpful if default times for tasks were customizable. That extra mouse drag and click every time you set up a task really feels like a needless chore, increasing the amount of time it takes to do my work. Please implement a fix!

New Contributor

17.00 is the worst time for task setting, and creates more work for me when creating a task. 8.00 wasn't as bad. Please change it back to 08.00 or give me the opportunity to customise it myself in my preferences!

Occasional Contributor

Hubspot has changed default time to 5 pm now. For my salesteam, it is not very pleasent getting reminders when they are on their way home from work.

Hubspot please, make the default time  open for every customer to decide them selves, or change it back were it was.