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Introduction to: Karma

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As you successfully complete tasks on time in Todoist, you’ll gain Karma points and achieve new Karma levels.

You can see your current Karma points and level by selecting the Karma tab from the Productivity view on any platform.


You earn Karma when:

  • You add tasks.
  • You complete tasks on time.
  • You use advanced features such as labels, recurring due dates, and reminders.
  • You reach self-set goals regarding the number of tasks you want to complete either daily or weekly.
  • You achieve ongoing "streaks" by attaining your goals for several days/weeks in a row.

You lose Karma when:

  • You have tasks that are 4 or more days overdue.
You can turn on vacation mode in your Karma settings so you won’t lose your Karma points or streaks when you’re taking time off.

To learn more about the various Karma levels and which actions are earning you points, click on About Karma Levels from the Productivity view:


Once you reach Karma Enlightenment, a new mystery theme will be unlocked on your account. 

To see how you’ve accumulated Karma points over the last week, look at your Karma trend.


Karma symbol What it means
KarmaAddFill16pt_2x.png You added new tasks.
KarmaCompleteFill16pt_2x.png You completed tasks.
KarmaAdvancedFill16pt_2x.png You used advanced features.
KarmaSignupFill16pt_2x.png You reached your Daily or Weekly goals.


To change your Karma settings, daily goals and more, use the Productivity settings.

You can see your daily goal and track your progress in the top-right corner of Todoist. 

Daily Goal


Can I turn Karma off?

Sure thing! Here's how:

  1. Open Todoist in a browser, or open the Todoist Windows or macOS app.
  2. Click your avatar in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Productivity in the left-hand menu.
  5. Toggle off Todoist Karma.

How can I prevent breaking my streak?

Make sure to select which days you don't want to work on your tasks; your days off

karma_vacation.pngIf you're away for a longer period, simply turn on vacation mode. This way, your streaks and Karma will remain intact even when you don't achieve your daily or weekly goals. Just remember to turn it back off whenever you've returned and want to start gaining Karma points again.

You'll find both options on the web, Windows, or macOS app by doing the following:

  1. Click your avatar in the top-right corner.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Productivity in the left-hand menu.

Is there a way to reset my Karma without deleting my account?

We currently don’t have a feature that lets you reset your Karma, but you can reach out to our Support team who are able to do this for you. Your Karma will be reset to the default score of 50 points.