Create and Manage Task List in SharePoint

This SharePoint tutorial explains, how to create and manage task list in SharePoint. How to create a task list in SharePoint and how to create a task in the task list in SharePoint.

We can follow the same steps to create Tasks list in SharePoint Online and in SharePoint On-premises versions like SharePoint 2013/2016 etc.

Create and Manage Task List in SharePoint

Step 1: To create a Task list in SharePoint Online, log into the SharePoint site next click on the gearbox at the top, and select add an app or click on quick launch site contents.

create task list in sharepoint
create task list in sharepoint

Step 2: From the “App” page, search for Tasks and click on “Tasks” app file. Once clicked, it will ask you to assign the name; enter a name and click on “Create“.

Now, Tasks List is created successfully and has appeared on the site contents page as well. You can also see the below screenshot.

create task list in sharepoint 2013
create task list in sharepoint 2013

Step 3: Open the created SharePoint Tasks list and click on “Add new task” from the page or select items and click on “new task“.

create task list in sharepoint online
create task list in sharepoint online

Step 4: This action will call the “Create task” wizard. Here, we need to enter Task Name, Start Date, Due Date, Assigned to (SharePoint users whom you want to assign the task).

create task list in sharepoint 2016
create task list in sharepoint 2016

Step 5: From here, we can save and create new tasks but in case you want to create tasks with advanced mode, we need to click on “Show More”.

Once clicked, we will get some more boxes to enter information, such as – % Complete, Description, Predecessors (In case, you have created more items) or it will be none by default, Priority, Task Status (we can configure task status here only). Finally, click on “Save“.

create task in task list in sharepoint online
create task in task list in sharepoint online

Step 6: Finally task has been created and it will appear on your page.

create task in task list in sharepoint 2016
create task in task list in sharepoint 2016

We can also create a sub-tasks in case we have existing new tasks, but we can’t create directly new sub-tasks.

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Hope this SharePoint list tutorial helps to know how to create a task list in SharePoint and how to create a task in the task list in SharePoint Online or SharePoint 2013/2016.

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