Missive Tips & Tricks

Create and assign tasks

In Missive, a task is quite simple: it’s a comment with a checkbox. It is either completed or uncompleted.

Tasks are comments

A task can be assigned to one person or multiple people.

Tasks can be assigned

When you’re assigned to a task, the related conversation gets added to your Assigned to me mailbox. If all your tasks in a conversation are completed, the conversation gets removed from your Assigned to me mailbox.

Each user has a tasks mailbox with all his assigned tasks

You can easily view and take action on all the tasks created inside a conversation by clicking the X of Y tasks summary in the conversation list.

Each conversation has a task summary to easily access old tasks

It’s really easy to create tasks only with the keyboard. First, to auto select the comment input, start typing your task description, then switch to task mode by pressing Command + Shift + X on Mac or Control + Shift + X on other platforms.

Alternatively, just type “[ ]” or “- [ ]” at the beginning of your comment.

Keyboard shortcuts to quickly create tasks

You can assign a task to teammates by mentioning them in the task input using the @ sign.

Last updated on August 11, 2017

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