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How to Change Order of Lists in Google Tasks

by Subham Raj
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Keeping track of all tasks in Google Tasks is a simple process. But managing multiple lists can be overwhelming as Google Tasks doesn’t allow you to change the order of it. To deal with such a frustrating situation we have a solution for you. Let’s learn how to change the order of lists in Google Tasks effortlessly.

Change the Order of the Lists

Earlier, you had to visit Google Calendar or other Google Drive apps on the web to access all of your tasks from the sidebar. But now you use the Google Assistant web app to access Google Tasks seamlessly. Here’s how.

1. Open Google Tasks in your choice of browser.

Google Tasks on Web

2. Click on the down arrow next to the name of the list to expand the drop-down menu.

3. Now simply drag and drop the list up and down the list using your mouse.

Lists in Google Tasks

4. Simply click and hold the handle next to the list name to change the order in Google Tasks.

Changing Order of Lists in Google Tasks

5. Once you reach the desired place, drop the list there and it will stay there.

Rearranged Lists in Google Tasks

6. Now for the next step, go to your mobile and launch Google Tasks on it.

7. Do a PTR (pull to refresh) to update the order of the lists in Google Tasks on your mobile.

Refreshing Google Tasks on Mobile

Here are the before and after of the rearranged lists in the Google Tasks app.

Google Tasks on Mobile

Also Read: Microsoft To Do vs Google Tasks.

Bonus: Change the Order of Items in a List

If you want to change the order of the items in a list in the Google Tasks app, Google Tasks also allows you to do so. The best part is that you don’t need to visit the web version of Google Tasks. Here are the simple steps to follow.

1. Navigate to the Google Tasks app and tap to open it.

2. Press and hold the item that you want to move in the list.

3. Now move the item up or down according to your preference.

Change Order of Items in Google Tasks on Mobile

4. Once done, leave and drop the item at the desired place.

5. (Additional Step) You can even indent the item to the other task by moving it slightly right below a task.

Rearranging Items of Lists in Google Tasks on Mobile

Here is a sample of the edited and rearranged items in the list.

Google Tasks on Mobile

Must Read: How to Assign and Manage Tasks in Google Docs

Use Tasks Like a Pro

There you go, now you can use Google Tasks like a pro and reorder the lists and the items in it according to your preferences. I hope Google soon brings this reordering feature to its mobile apps too. I hope this article was helpful to you in customizing the Google Tasks app. Now go ahead and throw all the tasks in your desired list like a piece of cake.

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