Use Slack with Todoist

Available for:
Free
Premium
Business

Slack is a cloud-based team collaboration tool. It offers chat rooms (channels) organized by topic as well as private groups and direct messaging. All content inside Slack is searchable, including conversations, links, files, and people.

With this integration, you can create, assign, and complete tasks from within a Slack channel or direct message.

Setting up the integration

  1. Visit https://todoist.com/slack/begin.
  2. Click your team’s name.
  3. Click the Authorize button and sign in to your Todoist account (if you haven’t already).

Using the integration

Create new tasks

Type /todoist followed by the task name to create a new Todoist task from within Slack. You can include a due date and time, labels, and the project name and it will automatically sync with your Todoist.

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Add Slack messages as tasks

Convert any Slack message into a Todoist task by simply clicking (or tapping on mobile) the three dots icon and selecting Add a task. In the pop-up window, you can edit what the task should be called, which project it should be added to, and add a priority.

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Select Add to Inbox as a task to add the message as a task to your Todoist Inbox project. This task will have the Slack message as its name and will not have a priority.

 

Complete tasks

Any task created with the /todoist command can be completed from within Slack by going to the task in the Slack channel or direct message, clicking the More options drop-down, and selecting Complete Task.

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Assign tasks

Any task created with the /todoist command can be assigned from within Slack by going to the task in the Slack channel or direct message, clicking the More options drop-down, and selecting Change assignee. In the pop-up window, click the Choose an option drop-down, select the assignee and click Change.

FAQ

Q: How can I remove the integration?

A: If you no longer want to use Slack with Todoist, here's how to remove the integration:

  1. Visit https://api.slack.com/tokens.
  2. Next to Todoist, click the trash icon.
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