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. 

HubSpot updates
changed to: Being Reviewed
Apr 28, 2020

Hi HubSpot Community,

 

Thanks for the thoughtful commentary on this particular idea. We've since changed the default task due time to be 8:00 am. 

 

We are also working to remove the "Due Time" requirement from tasks altogether. This will make it such that tasks only need a "Due Date" but not a "Due Time". I am changing the status of this idea to Being Reviewed as our team scopes out this work. 

 

Thank you,

Scott

Jan 14, 2019

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. 

112 Replies
New Contributor

Wow - can't believe this hasn't been implemented? Just a simple option of "change default settings"?

Esteemed Contributor

So annoying when you work differently than your colleagues and want to set reminders specifically for a certain time of day.

New Contributor

Totally agree with the suggestion to enable us to change the default time, we shouldn't have to do this manually every time, I set up dozens of tasks every day, I'd really like to have the default time of my choice . Thanks

Regular Contributor

It looks like this was submitted to HubSpot as an idea over a year ago.  Does HubSpot have an ETA on when this will be implemented? 

New Contributor

It's 2020! Can this simple change please be implemented?

Regular Contributor

Welcome to the black hole that is HubSpot support

New Member

YES PLEASE!

HubSpot Product Team
HubSpot Product Team
updated to: Being Reviewed

Hi HubSpot Community,

 

Thanks for the thoughtful commentary on this particular idea. We've since changed the default task due time to be 8:00 am. 

 

We are also working to remove the "Due Time" requirement from tasks altogether. This will make it such that tasks only need a "Due Date" but not a "Due Time". I am changing the status of this idea to Being Reviewed as our team scopes out this work. 

 

Thank you,

Scott

Regular Contributor

This would be so useful as we have users in the US getting updates at 2am!

New Contributor

Please develop this function asap! To change the default parameter is a must have feature for a software solution like hubspot!

 

Thanks and regards

Marcel

HubSpot Employee
HubSpot Employee

Posting on behalf of a customer:

It'll be great if users were given the option to set their own defaults for the Tasks' due dates, instead of having it set to 8am. 

New Member

In general it would be good to set different default settings (for example different due time, change type from "To-Do" to "Call" or "Email", deactivate "Email reminder") when creating a new task manually.