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Easily assign a task to any team member. When you assign a task to someone, they'll be notified about the assigned task and if you add a due date, the task will show up in that person's Today and Upcoming views when it becomes due.

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You'll need to share the project with that person before you assign them a task. If you've not already shared the project, the person will not show up on your assignee list.

Assigning an existing task

  1. In any shared project, click the assign_web.svg assign 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 + Add task.
  2. Write out the task name and type the + symbol followed by their name or click the assign_web.svg assign icon.
  3. Select the person's name from the drop-down menu.
If you create a task from an unshared projector in the Today, Upcoming, or any filtered viewyou'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 to open the task view.
  2. Tap the assign_ios.svg assignee chip.
  3. From the pop-up menu, select the person's name.

While creating a task

  1. Open any shared project and tap on the + button.
  2. Write out the task name and type + symbol followed by their name.
  3. Select the person's name from the drop-down menu.

If you create a task from an unshared projector in the Today, Upcoming, or any filtered viewyou'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 to open the task view.
  2. Tap the assign_ios.svg assignee chip.
  3. From the pop-up menu, select the person's name.
If your iOS device is using version iOS 13 or above, you can also assign a task through its context menu.

While creating a task

  1. Open any shared project and tap on the + button.
  2. Write out the task name and type + symbol followed by their name.
  3. Select the person's name from the drop-down menu.

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

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

FAQ

Can I assign the same task to multiple people?

No. This article explains why.

I can't find the person I want to assign a task to in the assignee list. What should I do?

Please note that you'll need to share the project with that person before you assign them a task. If you've not already shared the project, the person will not show up on your assignee list.