[Released] Recurrent Tasks Beta Program

Recurring tasks have been the topic of one of our hottest Community discussions, and in June we launched a beta program packed with changes based on your suggestions.  

 

Quick recap of what things were like before:

  • All tasks in a recurrence were created at the same time and were immediately shown in the Workspace, which resulted in a whole bunch of identical tasks. 
  • The maximum number of recurrences in a single chain was 60.

 Now:

  • Tasks are created (and appear in the Workspace) right before their start date. Each task in a recurrence is created one working day before its start date, at around 5 o'clock in the morning (your timezone). Example: If I have a weekly recurrence on Monday, a new task is created every Friday.
  • The maximum amount of recurrences was raised to 999.

What else?

  • Future tasks (that haven't been created yet) don't show up on the Timeline or Workload View.
  • When a recurrence comes to an end, the author and assignee get @mentioned on the last task with a message letting them know that the recurrence had ended.
  • Recurring task titles are based on the original task’s title, and the start date of the recurrence is added after the original title.
  • If you’re not using a recurrence, Wrike automatically pauses it. If 15 tasks weren’t modified, Wrike Bot lets you know that the recurrence is now paused. Need to unpause it? Just modify a task.

 

Ready to give the beta program a go? Just let us know in the comments section below! ⭐️

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Please sign us up, we would be using it for weekly expense reports and other admin tasks that require recurring work. 

We would also like to experiment in using these type of tasks to remind us to check on client systems or networks on a recurring basis that are under support contracts with us.

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Please add me to the Beta, thanks.

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Yes, please add me to this beta group.

Thank you.

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Please add me as well to the beta group.

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Hi. I would really like that the next recurrence is created immediately after the active reccurence is completed.

I like to plan out my week on Sundays, but then I dont see recurring tasks (other than the ones due on Monday) for the coming week, making planning impossible.

Hope you will consider this.

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Very interested in this beta program and looking forward to providing great feedback.

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Is there a happy medium we could have somewhere? We agreed that showing every recurrence was a bit much, but maybe instead of one business day, let it be viewable a week before in case people need to prepare for that recurrence, be it a meeting or task for a meeting or project and can put notes in that particular occurrence rather than just the day before it starts. Even if just the next 5 were displayed, something to be able to update an occurrence with more lead time. 

Also, in lieu of changing when the next occurrence appears, what about having a view, dashboard, or report that shows when all the occurrences are scheduled. We are having concerns that the recurrences are scheduled since people can't see them until just before they start. They know they did it, they go to edit recurrence and see how many they scheduled it for or until what date, but not seeing the recurrences is giving people stress about them happening and then once they pop up having time to do what needs to be done. 

Thank you

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yes please (-:

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yes please

 

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Interested.  Thank you. 

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I'd like to be a part of this if still available. Thank you!

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I'd like to test, please!

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Interested. Thanks!

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May I please test this? Thank you!

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Yes I would like to try this out

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yes, please

 

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@Bindesh we just released (last week) the new recurrent task features to everyone last week! If you make a task recurrent now you'll notice that you can specify how many tasks you want to be created now (and how many tasks ahead of time you want to have new tasks created). Check it out and let me know what you think!

@everyone Thank you for all your help and for participating in the beta program! Because of your feedback we were able to beta test and ultimately release improved functionality. You can read more on Anton's announcement post

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Please could I be inlcuded in the Beta program for recurring tasks.

 

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Hi Howard, good news, this update was already released. You'll notice the recurrent new dialog box with new options when making a task recurring giving you options to choose how many tasks you want to recur and how many times to recurrence runs. Give it a go, we'd love to hear your thoughts on it 🙂

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can you add our company to this program? This has been a long-standing issue and I'd love to test the beta. We actually just wrapped a meeting trying to figure out a way around the backlog of pending recurring tasks. You'll make our team very happy if this works out!

 

Just saw this is already released!  Thank you!

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I'd like to participate!🖐

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@Rashidat we've actually released it for everyone! You can check out the updated functionality in your Workspace. 

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