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Assign to multiple persons

It seems you can only assign a task to one person. There are cases when I want to assign a task to both my colleague and myself.

How is this done?

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David Trey  staff
Replied on Sep 01, 2014 - 14:52 UTC

Hello Johan,

That's unfortunately not possible. You could create a sub-task and assign the sub-task to yourself. You could also use the :all: or :to_others: syntax in filters to include these tasks in your search results, but you can't assign a task to multiple people right now.


Johan Niemi  premium
Replied on Sep 01, 2014 - 14:58 UTC

Is the ability to assign multiple persons to a task something you are planning to implement in the near future? For us it might actually decide whether we decide to use Todoist or not.

David Trey  staff
Replied on Sep 01, 2014 - 15:04 UTC


We're currently not planning to implement it. We may consider it in the future, though.


Jonathan Labin  premium
Replied on Sep 03, 2014 - 00:32 UTC

When you assign a task to another person do both of you receive the notifications (premium) for that task? What if the task is unassigned? Is anyone notified?

Brendon Wadey  staff
Replied on Sep 03, 2014 - 00:34 UTC


When you add a reminder to a task, you can choose who gets it. So only the person who this is linked to will. But you can add more than one.


Replied on Sep 13, 2014 - 17:11 UTC

this feature is so often asked by users in all the todo apps I know, could you implement it ?
I've read you want to improve the productivity by doing this, but this option don't change this and allows users tu use the app the way THEY intent... i.e. :
- a task can be performed by one or another
- a task has to be done by a group

In the end this option would leave the user"s choice to use the app as he wants to.

Best regards
and congrats for the app so far :)


David Haskin  premium
Replied on Sep 16, 2014 - 17:03 UTC

Many of our tasks are assigned to 2-3 individuals. I am surprised that a [Ctrl] + mouse click can't add multiple assignees. (Premium) Currently I have to send an additional email notification to include all in the task.

Donald Povieng  premium
Replied on Oct 09, 2014 - 06:15 UTC

Agreed, I think this feature needs to be included ASAP. I really don't see why you wouldn't include it when there are multiple threads requesting it.

David Haskin  premium
Replied on Oct 09, 2014 - 06:26 UTC

My current work-around is to create a master task, then place 3 identical sub tasks that are assigned to the 3 individuals assigned to the task.

Donald Povieng  premium
Replied on Oct 09, 2014 - 06:28 UTC

Thanks David.