What you need to know

  • Microsoft To-Do on all platforms now supports assigning tasks.
  • iOS is the first platform to get the feature on a non-beta build of Microsoft To-Do.
  • The update is rolling out to all platforms this week.

Updated July 29, 2019: It appears the iOS update was just a sign of things to come. Microsoft says the ability to assign tasks is rolling out to all platforms this week. The original story follows.

Microsoft To-Do on iOS now supports assigning tasks to users. The beta version of Microsoft To-Do for Android already supports assigning tasks, but iOS is the first platform to see the feature on a general public release.

The option to assign tasks shows up when you tap a to-do list item within a shared list. You can assign tasks to anyone on the shared list that the task appears in. The full changelog of the update summarizes the feature and mentions another fix that rolled out in the same update.

  • Want to delegate like a pro? Introducing assignments – share a list of all those tasks you want to get off your plate and start assigning them to your colleagues, friends, family, neighbors... you get the idea. Tap on the detail view of a task in a shared list to see the option to assign it to someone who is in that list.

  • We also fixed an issue that removed formatting from HTML formatted notes if you edited something else within the task, like adding a due date or checking it off."

Assigning tasks is a large step forward in bringing Microsoft To-Do to feature parity with Wunderlist, the spiritual predecessor to Microsoft To-Do.

Microsoft To-Do

Microsoft To-Do syncs your tasks and lists across all of your devices, including devices running Windows 10, iOS, Android, and Mac. It supports file attachments, sharing tasks and lists, and has a clean interface.

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