Thanks to the brand new MeisterTask bot you can now create tasks right inside Hangouts Chat. The MeisterTask bot is free and can be added to any room within seconds. Connect your MeisterTask account with Google now and get productive with Chat!
What Is Hangouts Chat?
Chat is a new intelligent and secure collaboration tool on G Suite built to bring teams together. From direct messages to larger group conversations, Chat provides a centralized, secure, integrated experience that makes team collaboration easy and efficient.
One of the many cool things about Chat is its intelligence – it leans into Google’s AI/ML capabilities, as well as those of third party apps and bots, such as – you guessed it – the MeisterTask bot.
Introducing the MeisterTask Bot
The MeisterTask bot is a nifty little helper that lets you link projects in your MeisterTask account with individual rooms in Chat. Once you’ve linked a project with a room, you can create new tasks in the room via simple text commands, such as this one:
As soon as you press ENTER, the task is automatically inserted into the leftmost section of the connected project. A link to the newly created task is displayed in the conversation thread, so you can quickly open the task in MeisterTask’s web app and add more information to it if needed.
With the new MeisterTask bot, there’s no need to jump between apps when tasks arise while you’re in the middle of a conversation. You can simply create a task directly within the app, via a simple command, so you spend less time on project admin and more time on getting things done!
Getting Started with the MeisterTask Bot in Hangouts Chat
Take a look at the short demo video we’ve prepared for you, or follow the instructions below:
Step 1: Open Chat in your browser, at https://chat.google.com, and sign in with your Google account.
Step 2: At the top left, click + Find people, rooms, bots and then select Message a Bot from the dropdown menu.
Step 3: Search for ‘MeisterTask’, and click Message once the bot appears in the suggestions. This will open a new private conversation with the MeisterTask bot.
Step 4: If you haven’t already connected your MeisterTask and Google accounts, click on the link provided by the bot to do so now.
Step 5: Open a room you’d like to link your MeisterTask project with, then use the room’s input field at the bottom to type in your command to the MeisterTask bot.
To link the room with a specific MeisterTask project, type the following command, then press ENTER:
@MeisterTask link <project URL>
Tip: To get the URL of a project, open the project in MeisterTask’s web app and copy the URL displayed in your browser’s address bar.
As soon as the MeisterTask bot has confirmed the link, you’re ready to create tasks. To create a task, use the following command:
@MeisterTask add <task name>
The MeisterTask bot will confirm the successful creation of the new task once you’ve pressed ENTER.
Click on the blue link to open the task in MeisterTask and add more details to it right away, or stay in the room and continue your conversation. You can add details to the task at a later point in time.
More functionality will be added to the MeisterTask bot over the course of the next months, starting with the ability to add an assignee, due date and tags. Head on over to Chat now and add the MeisterTask bot to your rooms!