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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Task Due Date TimeHubSpot Product Team

Sorry to hear about the frustration. One thing I wanted to clarify, it seems there's been a little confusion between what the due date and the reminder date are doing.


For the comment "Who wants to be reminded of the tasks they were supposed to do that day just before they're about to go home"


The reminder date/time is separate from the due date/time. For example, by default the task is set to be due at 5pm, and the reminder to be sent at 8am. In this case, you would be reminded at 8am, not 5pm. 


The idea behind setting the default due date to 5pm was that you give yourself until the typical end of business day before that task is considered overdue. If the time was set to say 8am, as soon as the start of business, your task would be in red and considered overdue. 


At any rate, we've been getting similar feedback from customers in other channels, and we are going to change the default time from 5pm to 8am.


As to having the ability to set a default time, this is something our team can look into. 


Thanks for bringing up your feedback. 

97 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.