Format text in a Todoist task

Available for

  • Beginner
  • Pro
  • Business

Note

These formatting options aren't available in Todoist for iOS and Android.

Make your task stand out in bold, add flair to your project names with emojis 🎉 or add handy links to your text! Highlight a piece of text, then select formatting options that appear in the editor menu.

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Quick tip

You can add new lines by pressing Shift + Enter.

For task names, the editor supports:

  • Bold or italicize text
  • Turn text into a code block
  • Select text and turn it into a link
  • Strikethrough text by enclosing it with tildes ~

For task descriptions and comments, the editor supports:

  • Bold or italicize text
  • Add H1 and H2 headings
  • Turn text into quotes or code blocks
  • Add bulleted and numbered lists
  • Select text and turn it into a link
  • Strikethrough text by enclosing it with tildes ~

Remove formatting

  • To unfurl a URL in the task name, enclose it in backticks. For example: `google.com`.
  • To remove a link from a piece of text, highlight the hyperlinked text, click Link, and click the trash can icon.

Noteworthy

  • The task title editor utilizes a rich-text editor, and so Markdown syntax is no longer supported and there's no option to turn off the editor.
  • Markdown shortcuts are supported. For example, when adding links to text, type the closing character (i.e. )) as the last character after pasting the link. By doing this, the Markdown syntax is converted into a link.
  • There are different formatting options for task names, task descriptions, and task comments. This is due to limited space and that it isn't possible to fit formatting options, such as bullet lists, numbered lists, headings, or quotes.

Get help

If you're having trouble formatting text in task names, descriptions or comments, get in touch with us.