How to Assign Tasks to Others in Google Docs

You can share a document with others in Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides. You can also mention someone and call their attention to some details in the document. It is also possible to assign tasks to others when sharing the document.

When you share a document with someone, you can assign an action item to them. They will receive an email notification. Once they complete the action, they can mark the item as complete.

We will show you in simple steps how to assign tasks to others when sharing in Google Docs.

Let us begin.

Step #1: Open Document in Google Docs

Login to the Google suite using your login credentials.

Open the document you want to share.

Step #2: Select a Region for Comments

Select the region on which you want to comment, by clicking and dragging your mouse over the area to select it.

A tiny toolbar will appear on the right.

Click on the + sign.

This opens a comment box.

Step #3: Add a comment

Type your comment in the comment box.

Step #4: Mention a person

Mention the person you want to assign the task to.

Use the @ symbol before their name or email.

Step #5: Assign the Task

Click within the Assign to checkbox and select it.

Click on the Assign button to assign the task.

The task is now assigned to the person.


We have shown you a simple method of assigning tasks to others in Google Docs when sharing documents.

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