How to view open tasks in Slack

In Slack, you can view open tasks in several ways:

  • You can view open tasks in a channel by using the /todo list command
  • You can view your open Personal tasks by using the /mytodo list command
  • You can view tasks in your daily reminders - click here for information on setting your daily reminder preferences.
  • You can set a custom task reminder - click here for information on setting custom task reminders. A Premium (paid) plan is required for saved searches and custom reminders.

Viewing the open tasks in a channel or space using the /todo command

Type /todo list and hit enter

The list of open tasks will appear in the channel.  This list will only be visible to you.

  • Click on the ellipses (three dots) to complete or edit tasks using the message menus.  For more information on how to do so, learn about editing tasks.
  • To open the task in the Workast web app, click on the task title.
  • To share the list with the channel, making it visible to everyone in the channel, click the "Share in conversation" button.
  • To open the corresponding space in Workast, click the "Open in Workast" button.
  • To dismiss the list, click the "Dismiss" button.

Viewing your Personal tasks in Slack

  • To view your Personal tasks, type /mytodo list and hit enter.  You can do so in any Slack channel.  The list is private and cannot be shared.
  • Please note - Personal tasks are only tasks in your Personal space. Click here to earn more about Personal tasks.
  • Your Personal tasks will appear.

  • Click on the ellipses (three dots) to complete or edit tasks using the message menus.  
  • To open the task in the Workast web app, click on the task title.
  • To open the corresponding space in Workast, click the "Open in Workast" button.
  • To dismiss the list, click the "Dismiss" button.

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