How to change a work item type in VSTS? This could be a possible question when you create a work item type mistakenly or wanted to change the type of any existing work item. For an instance, while creating the Product Backlog, you created a task which you wanted to change as a User Stories. Using Visual Studio Team Services ( VSTS), you can do it very easily without much pain and be worrying about templates for different work item types.
Change a work item type in VSTS
From the list of Work Items, Select the ellipses and select “Change type…”
This will bring the change Work Item Type dialog window. You can then select the new work item type.
Once the work item type is changed, VSTS automatically updates then template for the newly choose Work Item type.
You can also change the Type of Work Item from the Details of Work Item screen as well. You will find similar ellipses and select “Change Type” to change a work item type in VSTS
All the changes for Work Item types are also tracked in the history. You can go to the work item history to see the type changes.
Hope this helps.