Google Docs is an important online tool used to create and edit documents. Now Google Docs users can assign tasks to their colleagues and have them appear in their to-do list. Keep’s Checklist, but the difference is that users will be able to tag other users and assign them a particular task.
The task list can be viewed by all users who have access to the documents, including the name of the person to whom the task has been assigned, the due date for completing the task, and whether or not it is complete. This way everyone working on an assignment can keep up to date.
To do this, you must first create a checklist. When done, you will notice that to the left of the checkbox, there is a task icon. Click on the task icon to open a small window where you can type the name of the person(s) you want to assign the task to.
If someone makes edits or changes settings like title, due date, or complete the task, the updates will be reflected in Google Docs and Google Tasks. However, the new feature requires administrators to enable google tasks for the domain. If you are the end user, you will need edit access to the document to create or edit a task.
Google says they will gradually roll out the feature starting August 17 for rapid release domains, but scheduled release domains will receive the feature starting August 31. However, it may take up to 15 days from the release date for the feature to appear.
Also, the Tasks feature is only available for Google Workspace, G Suite Basic, and Business customers, but will not be available for personal Google account users. The Google Docs Tasks integration is a very useful feature for those who want to assign tasks from Google Docs.
Earlier this year, Google announced that Docs will allow users to multi-select separate sections of text, a feature that has been appreciated by many.