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
- Visit https://todoist.com/slack/begin.
- Click your team’s name.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
Q: After creating a task in Slack, I am unable to assign the task to someone who's also using the Slack integration with Todoist. What could be the issue?
A: Please double-check that this task is in a project that you share with the other person. If your task is in your Inbox or in a private project, you'll not be able to assign it to someone else.
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:
- Visit https://api.slack.com/tokens.
- Next to Todoist, click the trash icon.