Social Tasks The New Feature In DeskAway
|September 9, 2021||Posted by Prasant under SMUpdate|
You will agree that whenever we are stuck up in any work, we look for help from colleagues, friends, etc. DeskAway, the SaaS based project management startup has visualised this human behaviour and given it a shape in the form of Social Tasks. Social Tasks is the latest feature embedded for the users of DeskAway which will help them to share task lists with friends. Deskaway has made this feature available only to social networks such as Facebook and Twitter for the time being.
So if you are a DeskAway user and you are stuck in some task, then simply click on the ‘Share’ (button circled in green) and choose the social network you want to share it with. Once you do this, a kind friend from the specified social network can follow the link shared by you. This will land him on the Social Task page on DeskAway. Do authenticate yourself on the social network and provide your rational comments for your dear friend. Isn’t that a quick way to get a perspective from people whom you trust?
Social Tasks is a feature that got us excited to talk to none other than Sahil Parikh, DeskAway founder. Here is the email interview that we did with him:
Sahil, DeskAway has been gaining a lot of praise and the introduction of ‘Social Tasks’ makes it quite interesting. Can you talk a bit more on it.
Thanks! Social tasks is something we were pretty excited about for quite a few months. I extensively use Twitter to ask questions, take help and even discuss new ideas. So, why not extend this concept when you are working in a team? Then one fine Friday afternoon we just decided that we would take up this feature - it was something different and unique. We thought why not put it out there and people decide if they liked it or not.
So as I understand the tasks assigned to you could be shared on Facebook and Twitter but you have placed restriction of one comment per user. Any specific reason to it?
Social Tasks are permission based. If you have been assigned the task, if you have created the task or if you hold administrator rights to the DeskAway account you will see a Share link when you click on the Task name. Yes, we have placed a restriction of one comment per user because we decided that it would be a good way to avoid one person leaving a lot of comments and possibly spamming the system.
Sharing your work related tasks on social networking sites might be looked upon with skepticism. What are your thoughts on it?
This feature is completely optional. So, if you don’t feel comfortable sharing your work then you don’t have to. For the people who do, it is a great way to try to collaborate and leverage their social network.
Are we going to see LinkedIn being added to the list of Social Networks and any more new features that you are considering to add to Social Tasks in future?
Maybe. We’ll see how people take to this and learn from what they like and dislike. When we decide the next iteration to Social Tasks we’ll take a call on what we need to add or even subtract from the current feature set.
Finally Sahil, as a successful Indian entrepreneur, any quick word of advice for startups who are striving to build their community on social networks?
Well, I would encourage them to focus on their product and user experience. When good things get built, the network automatically takes notice of it.
Thanks Sahil for sharing your thoughts with us. And if one still has any queries, then do visit their elaborate FAQ page. Definitely we need to get out of our moulds and use social networks for collaborating and leveraging which is exactly what Social Tasks is all about.