Create a task

You probably keep a list of things to do on paper, in a spreadsheet, or maybe both. In Outlook, you can create tasks, get reminders, and track your progress—all in one place.

  1. Click Tasks > New Task or press Ctrl+Shift+K.

    New Task command on the ribbon

  2. In the Subject box, type a name for the task. If you’ve got a lot to enter, keep the subject short, and then add the details in the task body.

  3. If there’s a fixed start or end date, set the Start date or Due date.

  4. Set the task’s priority by using Priority.

  5. If you want a pop-up reminder, check Reminder, and set the date and time.

  6. Click Task > Save & Close.

There’s a fast way to create a task based on an email message you received. For more information, see Create a task from a message.

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