Microsoft To-Do rolls out list sharing for everyone

Microsoft To-Do can now check another to-do off of its list. As the company teased last month, list sharing is now rolling out to the productivity app across Windows, iOS, and Android (via Windows Blog Italia).

List sharing is fairly straightforward and incredibly helpful if you need to do something like share a list of tasks with a co-worker or just want to collaborate on a shopping list with your significant other. Each list you've started will now have a sharing icon next to the ellipses menu at the top right. Tapping it will show you a pop-up menu that lets you quickly create an invitation link, then share that link with others.

By default, anyone with access to the link will be able to view and modify the list. However, there are more options to lock things down. You can toggle an option to limit access to those who have already joined the list, which will keep anyone who may get their hands on the link afterward from being able to join. And if you're done collaborating, or just need to revoke access altogether, there's an option to stop sharing.

Thus far, I've confirmed that list sharing is rolling out to the Windows (version 1.32.1805.30002) and iOS apps. For Android users, sharing is available with the beta version, but it should start rolling out to everyone relatively soon.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Good. Now I just need Cortana integration for me to convert from Wunderlist.
  • Same. And Launcher for Android. I do like the look and feel of this app a lot.
  • Neat, I didn't even know Launcher had Wunderlist integration already. Thanks!
  • It's not only that it needs Launcher integration, but it also needs Outlook calendar integration like Wunderlist have.
  • I have gave up on waiting for the Microsoft To-Do to be integrated with the launcher for Android. That is the only reason I do not use the Microsoft Android launcher.
  • For the few of us left using Windows Phones while waiting for Andromeda, this works great on Windows Phone too. Just updated automatically via the Store on my phone (without my even telling it to). Yay UWP + Store!
  • Seconded.
  • WP users this days saying WP is still alive like those people saying Earth is flat.
  • @Tonchi91, I did not and am not suggesting that Windows Phone is alive and well (which would be the parallel you describe). It is clearly done. However, I personally still use it because it still does everything I need while waiting for Andromeda. I also have an Android phone and an iPad for app testing purposes, but they are clumsy in comparison to my Windows Phone. As such, I'm glad that many Store apps are fully cross-platform between my Windows PCs and my phone. For me, that remains a better use case than I could get with Android. If Andromeda doesn't come along with something that can replace my Windows Phone (it may not -- it's certainly not being described as a phone at all), then I probably will shift to Android as the next best place to remain in the MS ecosystem.
  • Cool. Now if the "recurring task" setup was just a little less clunky. Every time I try to set up some sort of regular task, I feel like I'm hunting for the correct way to set up the recurrence. I don't think I've ever had that go smoothly for me, even though I know it's there and possible.
  • This is huge news. Will check it and eventually switch from Wunderlist. This one offers better sorting options and presentation of checked-off items. Well done MS.
  • I need google home integration...or at least IFTTT
  • I was excited about sharing personal and work To Do lists but got error that work and personal accounts can't be shared. Most unfortunate.
  • I'm trying to figure out if I've got Microsoft To-Do version 1.32.1805.30002. (If I've understood what was meant by version 1.32.1805.30002). Doesn't look like I do. I have version 1.32.11502.0 of Microsoft To-Do. Once I do get it, how do I share? Is there a obvious share button?
  • Yes, and it's for the List (not an individual To-Do). So you may find that you end up creating additional lists to split those To-Do's you want to share and those you don't. At least for me, To-Do on all of my Windows computers and Windows Phones have auto-updated to the 1.32.1805.30002. If that's not happening for you for some reason, open Microsoft Store, click the ellipsis (...) and select "Downloads and updates", then hit the "Get updates" button in the upper right. That should force it. Interestingly, I notice that I see the older version number you mention in the Store update list, but the correct current version in the app itself (under Settings). Where are you looking for the version number?