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Clickable phonenumber


I just learned that it is possible enter clickable web-address & mailto link, but it is not possible to do the same with phone numbers. Would be great if I can add a task with phonenumber like 'call tom +46-31-88xxxxx' and if I click the number it gets into the phone app. That works wit most other apps on Android and it would add such more value to todoist. Most of my task include calling someone so that would make life easier.

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Jan 20, 2013 - 18:51 UTC

Hello Lars,

Thank you very much for your feedback, we appreciate it and we'll consider adding such option in the future. You're welcome to vote for this request in the Android Votebox: http://todoist.com/Vote_Android/showProposal/18/

Best regards,

Christine Pak
Replied on May 29, 2013 - 19:22 UTC

I would also like this feature for the iPhone. I have found that I can do a copy and paste from the printable project list - email that to myself and then the number will enable the phone feature. Would be nice if I did not have to do that extra step. Will this be a feature in the future?

David Trey  staff
Replied on May 29, 2013 - 20:45 UTC

Hello Christine,

Yes, it will most likely be added in future updates :)

Best regards,

Felix  premium
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 17:11 UTC

+1 on adding this to android. I end up having to cut and paste the phone number into the dialer.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Jul 25, 2014 - 17:38 UTC

Hello Felix,

This option is already available :-) We use Android's own mechanism to handle phone numbers so whenever you enter a phone number into a task note in Todoist, you can tap to dial it.

Best regards,

Redshop Trophies
Replied on Oct 06, 2015 - 09:49 UTC

Hi David,

I send text messages to the customers after the task is completed. It would be much better if I could tap the number in the task rather than go into the comment section as it adds and extra unnecessary steps to my work. Fist I have to create comment, then I have to go into comments on my phone to click on the number.
I have successfully used the feature I'm talking about in Astrid tasks and it was making my work so much easier.
Is there any reason why the phone numbers can't be clickable from the main task level?

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Oct 06, 2015 - 11:43 UTC


The phone numbers added in the comment section are automatically parsed by Android. For tasks, we'll have to add support for it. I've now shared this to our developers and we may add it as an option in the future.

Thanks for the suggestion! :-)