Request form: Add selected follower on created task

Through a request form, now you can assign a task to a certain person depending on a dropdownbox. is it possible to also add an option to put a person on follow mode for the requested task according the selected dropdown (i.e. Departmenthead does not need to execute the task, bur for certain tasks he needs to stay informed. According to the selected department, the right department head is placed as follower)

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Stephen

Cool idea Jochen. I'm going to move this to our suggestions hub, Product Feedback section so other members can vote for it and our Product Team has better visibility too.

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OK. Thx

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Yes. We do have a couple projects where people from specific departments just need to stay in the loop. Right now we're fixing that by adding them in the project owner box and kicking them out again when the actual work begins. Which is a bit of a pain. 

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This is a pretty common need for us, as there are typically multiple stakeholders that need visibility into a task. It would be great if the requestor can add followers as part of a form field so we do not have to manually add the followers after the task is created.

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Hugh

Hey everybody, thank you for the feedback here. It's been passed on to the Product team.

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Hi - just adding that this is also needed at our org: followers for specific tasks.

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Hugh

Hey Jennifer Kim, welcome to the Community! Thank you for adding your input.

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Is this functionality available?

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Hi Khody Azmoon! In requests, you can currently assign users, but not add them as followers. This idea has been passed on to the Product team; please upvote the above suggestion so that the team has a clear picture of its popularity? Thanks! 

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Adding Followers to a Form Task make so much sense...How many votes does this need before it get taken serious by the dev team ? Something we need to address with our success manager at Wrike to move it upstream ?

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Hugh

Hi Tomas Lind,

Thank you for sharing your interest for this suggestion here. We pass all this feedback to the Product team, and it is regularly referenced in their conversations about future product updates.

Once a post on the Community reaches 60 upvotes, the team provides that post with a status update. You can read more about the Product Feedback process in this Community article

If there are any updates about this suggestion, I'll be sure to let you know. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out at any time.

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Hi everyone - Apologies, community newbie here. This would be a very useful enhancement for us as well. How can I "upvote" this suggestion - Do I simply click on the "heart" icon?' Thanks for any help you can provide (again, sorry for the newbie question).

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Hi Tin Trinh, thank you for reaching out 🙂 That's right, to upvote a suggestion, please click on the 🖤 under the suggestion in the top post. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I'm happy to help! 

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Thanks Lisa!

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Just added my upvote! This would be extremely beneficial!

My team has been adding everyone who needs to be aware of a project as a Project Owner in the request form, and then removing them once the project is created. It's a functional workaround, but it seems very silly that we need to go about it this way when using an enterprise-grade service that is as customizable as Wrike is.

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Thank you for voting and sharing your use-case here Shawn Flanagan!

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Yes please! We really need other options to be able to have users automatically Following a task rather than being Assignees.

Even an @mention from the Automation Bot doesn't work, for some reason it contradicts the usual rule of someone being @mentioned becoming a follower....
I've opened a ticket with Wrike Support for the latter, hopefully it will be changed.

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Hi Soraya Jung, thank you for adding your support here. I see that our Support team has passed on your feedback to our Product team working on the Automation feature 👍🏼

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