Add or edit a task

 

When you create a task, you can add details, set a date and time, add subtasks or make it repeat on certain days. 

Tip: If you add a date and time to your task, you'll get mobile notifications at the scheduled dates and times. For tasks that have a date but don't have a time, you'll get notifications at 9am.  

Create a task

Use the side panel

 
  1. On a computer, go to Gmail, Calendar, or a file in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides
  2. On the right, click Tasks Tasks.
  3. At the top, click Add a task.
  4. Enter a task.
  5. To add a date and time or make a task repeat, click Edit Edit and then Add date/time.

Tip: If your task has subtasks, it can't repeat. 

Add a task from an email

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail.
  2. On the right, click Tasks Tasks.
  3. Find the email you want to save as a task. 
  4. Drag the email to the side panel.
  5. To add a date and time or make a task repeat, click Edit Edit and then Add date/time​.

Tip: If your task has subtasks, it can't repeat. 

Add a task from your calendar

  1. On your computer, go to Calendar
  2. At the top, click next to the date. 
  3. Click Task
  4. Enter your task details. 
  5. Click Save

Copy your reminders into tasks

 
  1. On a computer, go to Gmail, Calendar, or a file in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. On the right, click Tasks Tasks.
  3. Click More More and thenCopy reminders to Tasks
  4. At the bottom, choose your options. 

Tip: You can't copy reminders with locations, attached emails, or reminders from Keep.

Change a task 

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail, Calendar, or a file in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides
  2. On the right, click Tasks Tasks.
  3. On the task you want to change, click Edit Edit.
  4. Change the task info. 
    1. If the task you want to change is a repeating task, to change the date and time of the next task in the series, click the date. To edit the date and time for all tasks, at the bottom, click the repetition info. 
  5. Click Back Back.

Mark a task as complete 

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail, Calendar, or a file in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides
  2. On the right, click Tasks Tasks.
  3. To the left of a task, click Complete Mark complete.

Delete a task 

  1. On your computer, go to Gmail, Calendar, or a file in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides
  2. On the right, click Tasks Tasks.
  3. On the task you want to delete, click Edit Edit and then Delete trash can.

To delete one task in a repeating series: 

  1. On your computer, go to Calendar.
  2. Click the instance of the task you want to delete. 
  3. Click Delete trash canand then This task.
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