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Priority headings

The names of the Priority levels--Priority 1, Priority 2, Priority 3, Priority 4--can be edited in the settings, but the edited names do not appear on the Start page. They continue to display at the top of lists as Priority 1, etc. Is it possible to change how they display?

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Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jul 23, 2013 - 00:53 UTC


Could you please clarify where you are renaming these Priorities? Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to change the name "Priority" to something else.


Replied on Jul 23, 2013 - 01:08 UTC

This is in Todoist for Android.

In the left hand pane (with the black background), I choose the Filters tab, select the Manage Filters gear at the bottom left, and tap the pencil-shaped Edit icon next to each Priority. In the resulting edit dialog, I can change either the name or the abbreviation. The Priority names change in the black pane, but not in the displays on the right, with the white background.

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jul 23, 2013 - 02:49 UTC


Thank you for the clarification. Yes this is possible in our Android app. I can confirm it does not change it while on the actual view.

I have let the developers know about, I am not sure if this is done on purpose or is indeed a bug.

I will keep you updated.


Replied on Jul 23, 2013 - 05:15 UTC


Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Jul 23, 2013 - 19:13 UTC


This is the intended outcome.

The left panel and the title at the top will show the custom name. The list itself consists of tasks broken into the sections/views according to your filter. Those have pre-defined names ("Priority X", "Overdue", a specific date, a project's name, etc).


Nick Bolton
Replied on Sep 22, 2013 - 07:26 UTC

Will this useful renaming feature be available on all platforms inc. web / mac?

David Trey  staff
Replied on Sep 22, 2013 - 17:38 UTC

Hello Nick,

It's already available on mobile and we're working on implementing it to the web. Once there, the style will of course apply to all our plugins, apps, add-ons etc.

Best regards,

Replied on Oct 04, 2013 - 14:42 UTC

good afternoon
I think if you make the priorities of different colors, like a traffic light, it will be more convenient.
Red - a very important
Yellow - medium priority
Green - not very important
light blue - to do when you have time.

Cliff Donaldson  premium
Replied on Oct 05, 2013 - 17:10 UTC

Re Andrey's comment, I really hope bright red, orange and yellow will be options (as well as no colour) as I find those three reflect degrees of intensity really well and make the most sense to me intuitively (some other to do apps I've tried employed those colours for levels of importance and that always made the most sense to me).

Replied on Oct 05, 2013 - 19:08 UTC

I second this red: urgent, orange: important, yellow: of interest (highlighted), blue or light blue: whenever ("in the sky") ...

It is not only most natural but it is a natural color scale intensification on the light spectrum.

Do a test: ask people to sort red, orange, and yellow in terms of urgency, importance and simply "of special interest" but not urgent.

Out of 100 people I'm guessing 100 would pick red-orange-yellow.

I could be wrong though.

Cliff Donaldson  premium
Replied on Oct 05, 2013 - 21:01 UTC

I'm guessing you're right!

Rico Stapel  premium
Replied on Oct 31, 2013 - 00:43 UTC

I agree, it should be possible to rename and choose different colors for priorities.

C O O L ToDo  premium
Replied on Oct 31, 2013 - 14:46 UTC

Hi, I agree about the 4 colours. I'll try to start a Vote Box. If I do, I'll return here and post the Vote Box suggestion title.

So, the priority colours should be:

Post-box Red

Bright Yellow

Vivid Green

no colour

C O O L ToDo  premium
Replied on Oct 31, 2013 - 14:53 UTC

Please go to this page in Vote Box to vote on this topic.

In particular, please consider my suggestion made on 31st October 2013.

So, please go here and vote and also comment:



Aan Tanuwijaya  premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 01:50 UTC

Hello Brendon...
I got the same problem (maybe) with mksaenz...
When I create new task... I only can add priority 1 until 4.
There is no "assigned to others" or new category I made to choose...
I use todoist in android.
Is this bug?


Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 02:09 UTC


Those are the only options for priorities at this time. Assigned to Others is a filter that can be used.


Aan Tanuwijaya  premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 02:16 UTC

So how to use other filter? Is there video tutorials about filters?

Aan Tanuwijaya  premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 02:35 UTC

I see now... filter is only to search task... it is different with priorities.
1 more question. How to delegate task or project in android?
Still learning to use todoist effectively

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 02:41 UTC


There is a person icon at the top within a project, this is used to invite a person. Once that is done each task in edit mode as an option to assign someone.


Aan Tanuwijaya  premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 04:55 UTC

Thanks for quick responds... I can not find it... I send you screen shot when I input new task on android...
Thx for your help

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

Clyde Romo  staff
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 06:10 UTC


You have to share the project first with the other person before you can delegate it to him/her. To learn more about project sharing, you can check this link: https://todoist.com/Help/Sharing


Aan Tanuwijaya  premium
Replied on Aug 20, 2014 - 06:32 UTC

Ok. Thx.
The support is very good.

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Brad Alexander  premium
Replied on Feb 05, 2015 - 02:32 UTC


To renaming priorities and to the colour scheme for the priorities.
Is there any update on these?


Layasamadhi  premium
Replied on Mar 02, 2015 - 13:37 UTC

Please...add the ability to change colour & name priorities.