Looking to add a due date to your items? Or to add a start date and start time to your tasks? Introducing the date column that was made just for this!
How do I add the column?
To add it, click on the + button on the far right of your board and select “date”:
How does it work?
Once added, click inside the column and a calendar will appear. It will open by default to the date of today. You can then manually pick the date for each item on your board by selecting a date from the calendar picker!
You can also change the year easily by clicking on the down-facing arrow next to the year at the top of the date picker.
Additionally, you can choose whether or not you want to add a specific time to your set date - perhaps if a task must be due by 3PM that day! Toggle on "Add time" and select the hour for your date of choice.
Date column customization
From the date column settings, you can customize the way that your dates are presented within the column. From here, you can choose to:
- Show current year
- Show day of the week
- Show week number
- Always keep the "add time" option on
Control your date and time preferences
We know that you wanted the ability to control your date and time preferences so we have added these settings to your profile page under preferences :)
You can adjust your Date Column time format between 12hr or 24hr and your Date format between MM/DD/YY or DD/MM/YY:
By setting up "deadline mode" within your Date Column, you can get a clear visualization of whether your item was completed on time, overdue, or there are some days left to complete it to help make sure you and your team stay on track!
To set this up, click on the top right of your column title and choose "Set as deadline." Once on the page, pick a Status Column from your board (and optional People Column) that you want to synchronize with your Date Column, and you're all set!
Automatic date reminders
You can also add automatic date reminders to your date column to help keep track of what you need to get done! When in the column settings, you can choose "Set Due Date Reminders":
Then you can set up an automatic reminder through our amazing monday.com Automations!
You can choose to have the notification sent either on an hour on the day that your Date Column is set to, or a certain number of days before that given date. You can also customize the message that is sent as well as who receives the reminder!
To read more about our automations check out this article.
Integrating the Date Column with your calendar
Finally, you can synchronize each date with your calendar through the column settings. This will allow you to automatically have each of your items appear directly in your own personal calendar as well as your board! To learn more about this option, check out this article.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our team by using our contact form. We're available 24/7 and happy to help!