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Use Microsoft Teams with Todoist

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Microsoft Teams is a teamwork app that combines features such as messaging, file storage, and video meetings in one platform.

By integrating Microsoft Teams with Todoist, you’ll not only be able to share tasks with your collaborators, but you’ll also be able to create your own tasks from messages shared in your Microsoft Teams account.

Setting up the integration

    1. Log into your Microsoft Teams account.
    2. Click Apps in the left-hand menu.
    3. Search for Todoist.
    4. Click Todoist.
    5. A pop-up will appear. Click Add under the Todoist icon.

Using the integration

How to turn a chat message into a Todoist task

  1. Hover over the message you want to turn into a task.
  2. Click the three dots icon to open a dropdown menu.
  3. Scroll down to More actions. A list of possible actions will appear.
  4. Choose Add task to Todoist or Add to Inbox:
    • If you select Add to Inbox, the message will automatically get added to your Todoist Inbox as a priority 4 task.
    • If you select Add Task to Todoist, you’ll be able to customize your task by entering a task name and due date, as well as selecting a project and priority level. After entering all task details, click Add.

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Using commands to create or check tasks

Clicking on a task within the Todoist chat window will open that task in Todoist.
  1. In Microsoft Teams, click Chat in the left-hand menu.
  2. Select Todoist from your list of chats.
  3. You now have several commands you can use:
    • The due command can be used to check what tasks you have a due on a certain date. For example: If you write due Friday, you will see a list of all tasks that are due on Friday.
    • The project command will show you all tasks you have in a certain project. For example: If you write project Work, you’ll get a list of all tasks that are in your Work project.
    • The add command can be used to add a new task. For example: If you write add Walk the dog tomorrow 9am, you’ll create a task called Walk the dog that is due tomorrow at 9am.
      • You can also add a priority level (by typing p1, p2, p3 or p4), a project (by typing # followed by the project name) or a label to your task (by typing @ followed by the label name).

Todoist task in Teams chat

FAQ

When I search for Todoist, nothing comes up. What should I do?

Please have your Microsoft Teams account admin check your app permissions.

How can I remove the integration?

If you no longer wish to use Todoist with Microsoft Teams, here's how to remove the integration:

  1. Log into your Microsoft Teams account.
  2. Find the Todoist icon anywhere within your account (for example, in your Chat window).
  3. Right-click the Todoist icon and select Uninstall.
  4. Click Uninstall again to confirm.