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. 

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Occasional Contributor

Yes to eloyd and all of this.  We should be able to set custom follow-up intervals and set our own default task time in the "create follow up task" function.  I want to be able to use 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month, etc.  It is ridiculous to have to set this on a calendar every single time and would be so much more convenient to be able to (easily, not buried in a settings sub-menu) customize the items on the list.

New Member

So dearly needed!

New Member

Please please please prioritise - this would help greatly in work flow efficiency

Regular Contributor

Get used to disappointment.  HubSpot doesn't seem to want to implement any of the minor chnages that would make this platform more productive than a duck with Excel.


New Member

Setting sane defaults would be something we could use as well Smiley Happy

New Member

Agreed! Mine's 8am and as much as I'm in favour of getting things done early, I have to change the time EVERY TIME I create a new task. A new default would be great!

New Contributor

Yep.. would love to be improved. It's a pain to change EVERY task to a different time. 

Regular Contributor

Get used to disappointment. HubSpot doesn't seem to want to implement any of the minor chnages that would make this platform more productive than a duck with Excel.

New Contributor

Having the ability to change the default due date time would be ideal. I don't usually start working until 9am and would prefer that as the default time, so having 8am as the default time is annoying. I'm sure everyone has their own preferences for the ideal default time, so having the ability to change it would be an ideal — and much used — feature to add.

Regular Contributor

This was originally requested on ‎01-02-2019 03:15.  That's more than 9 months ago.  Not a single response from HubSpot folks on this thread.


Get used to disappointment.  They'll never update it.  They'll never make this simple, essential change.  They are too busy trying to get your CRM data in their marketing platform so they can charge you insane fees for sending emails to customers that you can't even integrate back into your CRM.  Hubspot has no incentive to apply even a single line of code updates to their CRM software at this point.


Switch to Excel and save yourself the headaches.