Add descriptions to automation rules

It would be nice to be able to add a short description to automation rules. Sometimes, even descriptive names can be somewhat cryptic only a couple of days or weeks after creation.
See pictures for better understanding of my idea.

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By being able to add a short description of the automation rule, it’s easier to understand it’s purpose and what it’s supposed to do.

In the view where you see the complete list of automations, being able to toggle the description on or off, would be helpful to have a glimpse of what the rule does.

Hope this makes sense.



I agree. The long-term sustainability of automations depends on making them comprehensible to others, and often descriptions are needed for that.

I would also like to be able to add descriptions for each step of the automation. Sometimes it is not obvious why you added a particular step.


  • Step: Push button X
  • Description: Send email to client

Edit: Foolish me, I didn’t realize descriptions for automations were already added. Still, I think descriptions for automation steps would also be useful.