Working with Action Icons

What is it?

Action icons are an easy way to execute tasks related to your contacts. When you add a new task starting with ‘Call‘, ‘Email‘ or ‘Text‘ a suggestions menu with relevant contacts will appear below the text box. These are the Any.do ‘action icons‘ which are there to help you automate your tasks.

Who can access?

  • Both Premium and Free users can take advantage of this feature!
  • The option is available on the mobile apps only.
  • In order for the action icons to work, you will need to allow the app to access your contacts.
  • Your contacts must also contain the specific details required to perform the actions (such as a valid number/email address)

How does it work?

  •  Upon choosing one of the action words and then typing the name of one of your existing device-contacts, an action icon will appear to the right of your task.
  • Hitting this icon will perform the action you have chosen in the context of your task. For example, if you write “Call Mom”, pressing the action icon will call Mom. If you write “Email Dad”, it will create an email with Dad as the recipient, allowing you to add your own content before sending.
  • On the Android app, the reminders will also feature these icons for fast execution.

To set permissions for the Action Icons

✔️ Android

  1. Open your device Settings
  2. Navigate to your App & Notification Settings
  3. Open the App Info for Any.do
  4. Tap Permissions
  5. Enable permissions for Contacts

✔️ iOS

  1. Open your device Settings
  2. Tap Any.do to open its settings
  3. Allow Any.do to access Contacts

At this time, this feature is only available on mobile. 


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