Assign a task to someone else

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You can easily assign a task to anyone. Once you do, they'll be notified about the assigned task. If you add a due date, the task will show up in that person's Today and Next 7 Days views when it comes due. 

You'll need to share the project with that person before you assign them a task. 

Assigning an existing task:

  1. In any shared project, click the person icon to the right of the task name.
  2. Select the person's name from the drop-down menu.

While creating a task:

  1. Open any shared project and click the + icon in the top bar to open a new task.
  2. Type directly into the task field.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select the person's name. Continue to type the name to narrow down the results.

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If you create a task from an unshared project – or in the Today, Next 7 Days, or any filtered view – you'll need to specify a shared project first by typing # into the task field and selecting the project's name. e.g.,"#Design +James".

Assigning an existing task:

  1. In any shared project, hover over a task and click the person icon to the right of the task name.
  2. Select the person's name from the drop-down menu.

While creating a task:

  1. Open any shared project and click the + icon in the top bar to open a new task.
  2. Type directly into the task field.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select the person's name. Continue to type the name to narrow down the results. 

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If you create a task from an unshared project – or in the Today, Next 7 Days, or any filtered view – you'll need to specify a shared project first by typing # into the task field and selecting the project's name. e.g.,"#Design +James".

Assigning an existing task:

  1. In any shared project, tap on the task you want to assign.
  2. In the menu that appears at the bottom of the screen, tap the pencil icon.
  3. Tap Assign to
  4. From the drop-down menu, select the person's name.
  5. Tap the send icon to save your changes.

While creating a task:

  1. Open any shared project and tap on the + icon to open a new task.
  2. Type directly into the task field and select the person's name from the drop-down menu, or tap on the person icon in the menu underneath the task field. 
  3. From the drop-down menu, select the person's name. Continue to type the name to narrow down the results. 

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If you create a task from an unshared project – or in the Today, Next 7 Days, or any filtered view – you'll need to specify a shared project first by tapping on the project icon from the menu underneath the task field and then selecting the project's name. 

Assigning an existing task:

  1. In any shared project, tap on the task you want to assign.
  2. In the menu that appears under the task, tap the pencil icon.
  3. Tap Assign to
  4. From the drop-down menu, select the person's name.
  5. Tap Done in the top right to save your changes.

While creating a task:

  1. Open any shared project and tap on the + icon to open a new task.
  2. Type directly into the task field and select the person's name from the drop-down menu, or tap on the person icon in the menu underneath the task field. 
  3. From the drop-down menu, select the person's name. Continue to type the name to narrow down the results. 

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If you create a task from an unshared project – or in the Today, Next 7 Days, or any filtered view – you'll need to specify a shared project first by tapping on the project icon from the menu underneath the task field and selecting the project's name. 

 

When collaborating in Todoist, you can keep everyone on the same page with task comments. Share more task details or upload relevant files – everything stays neatly organized along with the task.