How to Create a Recurring Task


With this function, you can transfer the routine operations to Flowlu and pay more attention to your business. Recurring tasks are created automatically according to the schedule that you specify. All participants will receive notifications about new tasks.

This function is essential in controlling the execution of tasks such as preparing a monthly report on the last working day of the month, checking documentation every Tuesday and so on.

In order for tasks to be repeated automatically at a specific time, turn on the Make Recurring option. You can do this when creating/editing a task or a task template.

For a recurring task, you set up the mode and the recurrence interval, the task creation time, the total period during which you want the task to repeat.

  • Recurrence interval. Available modes: Daily, Weekly, Weekday, Monthly, Annually  
  • Recurrence interval. If for the Daily mode you set a recurrence interval of 2 days, then the task will be created in a day. To create a task daily, set the interval to 1 day.

For the Weekly mode, you can select one or several days of the week. For example, you can set the task to be created every Tuesday and Thursday every second week.

You can also set an automatic task creation only on weekdays.

For the Monthly mode, the recurrence interval is set in months. Set “1” if the task needs to be repeated every month or “2” if you want it to be repeated in a month. After that, select the calendar day of the month.

For the Annually mode, a certain calendar day needs to be selected.

  • Task creation time. Determine the exact time for task creation. At this time, notifications about the new task will be sent to all participants.
  • Task ending time. Specify the time period during which you want the task to recur. You can specify how many times you need to repeat the task by selecting the option After in the Ends field:

Or, specify a date till which the system will create a recurring task:

You can skip specifying the End date by selecting Never in this field. You can set the end date or delete the task at any time by going to the recurring task template.

If the recurrence parameters were set up when creating or editing a task, you will see a notification that a template will be created based on this task:

Save the recurring task. Now it will be created according to the parameters specified by you.

Templates of the recurring tasks, for which you are the assignee or the owner, are displayed in your task list in the Recurring tasks section. Here you can see the recurrence parameters and make changes if necessary.

At any time, you can edit them, change the recurrence settings, or delete them.

Notifications about the automatic task creation will be sent to all participants: the owner, the assignee, the observer.

All template tasks will be displayed in the template itself on the Tasks tab. Automatically created tasks are marked with an icon.

Editing the Recurrence Settings

You can modify the recurrence settings in the task template. You can go to the task template, from the task itself via the Additional tab:

And in the opened window of the template click on the Edit button:

In the editing window, click on the Change repeat options link:

Editing the template is also available from the Recurring Tasks templates list and from the general list of task templates.

After changing or deleting the template, all the parameters of previously created template tasks will be saved.