After receiving a new Workspace-style logo back in September, and several Chat integrations, wider availability, and even inline detail editing in Gmail just months later, Google Tasks has been reborn in a big way. Google still has quite a bit of work on its hands as maintaining two separate versions of Tasks is just ridiculous and unnecessary in my opinion, but it’s making strides nonetheless.
The company has officially added a feature that – once again – should have existed since the inception of Tasks’ revamp. Now, you can officially set tasks to repeat in Google Calendar and customize their recurrence schedules. This places the feature on par with standard calendar event creation and means that you will no longer have to go to Google Tasks in the sidebar in order to create events that will appear in your calendar. That’s right, no more disjointed user experience here!
When you create a new task in Calendar using the “Create” button at the top-left of the web app, or at the bottom-right of the Android app using the FAB, or “plus” icon, you’ll soon see the same recurrence options that a standard calendar event gives you. Dropping down the “Does not repeat” section that you see above, you can choose to get that task every day, week, month, year, every weekday (Monday to Friday), or even set a custom recurrence with an end date.
Rapid Release domains can take advantage of this new feature as early as today, with a full “staged rollout” occurring over the next two weeks. Scheduled Release domains, on the other hand, will begin seeing it as early as January 3, 2022, with their full rollout taking up to two weeks from that date.
All Workspace tiers as well as G Suite Basic and Business license holders are included in this, but sadly, those with standard, free Google Accounts are not. For now, consumers will be stuck with the standard Google Tasks app, but the sooner the company cans that version in favor of the new, shiny Workspace task system, the better.