How long does an import take? 

After you've confirmed the import, the actual importing time can vary between 1 minute to a few hours. This is entirely based on how much data (usually in attachments) you have in Todoist as well as Todoist's rate limits. 

We'll send you an email as soon as your import is done. 

Before you get started:

Create a Space or Spaces to house your Todoist projects (and subprojects if you have them!)

Then, import your Todoist projects into the Spaces you've created. 

If you're unfamiliar with the way ClickUp's hierarchy works, please see our documentation here

How to start an Import from Todoist

Note: You must be an admin or owner on your team in order to perform an import.

  1. Go to Settings  
  2. Click Import  (left sidebar)
  3. Click the Todoist  tab and click Import 
  4. Authorize ClickUp to import your tasks on Todoist's website

After authorizing ClickUp to import your Todoist data, you'll be presented with three steps.

Step 1: Import Tasks

On the left side, you'll see all projects from Todoist.

On the right side you'll see how to map Todoist projects as ClickUp Projects. You will select the ClickUp Space into which you will place each Project.

Importing Projects 

  1. Choose which Todoist Projects you would like to import
  2. Select the ClickUp Space those Projects will be nested in

Step 2: Import Users

Map Todoist users to ClickUp users in order to preserve assignees, history, and task activity. If you don't map users, the data will still be imported, but will not be synced to a ClickUp user and assignees that aren't mapped to ClickUp will not be preserved.

Note: If you haven't already added users into ClickUp, simple select 'invite by email' to invite and map automatically.

Step 3: Options

Import attachments from Todoist 

Sadly due to a limitation on Todoist's end, we are no longer able to import attachments. In order for us to be able to import attachments automatically, Todoist will need to update their API to include attachments. You can contact Todoist's support and request this to be added here.

Import closed tasks from Todoist 

This option allows you to import all tasks or just open tasks into ClickUp. Generally, we recommend importing all of your tasks - you can reference all past history and attachments in ClickUp.

Unfortunately, Todoist does not provide a way to calculate how much data is in your attachments, so you'll only know after the import has been completed. 

If you're done with your import and are ready to move stuff around, make sure to take advantage of our Multitask Toolbar!

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