How To Set Reminders In Notion: Complete Guide (2024)

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January 1, 2024

When managing tasks or projects in Notion, setting reminders can help keep you on track and ensure important deadlines or events are not forgotten. This tutorial will guide you on how to set and modify reminders in Notion.

Step 1: Add a Reminder In-Line on a Page

  1. Navigate to the Notion page where you want to add the reminder.
  2. Type @remind followed by a time, date, or both. For example, @remind tomorrow, @remind 7pm, or @remind Wednesday at 1pm. This will create a blue tag.

Step 2: Modify the Notion Reminder

  1. Click on the blue tag. This opens up a calendar window.
  2. In this window, edit the date and time, change your timezone, and set exactly how you want to be reminded (for instance, 30 minutes before the due time).

Note: The in-line reminders will turn red when they change to @Today or are past due.

Step 3: Add a Reminder in a Notion Database

  1. If you're working within a database, add a Date property.
  2. Click on that property (like on a cell in that column of a table).
  3. A calendar window opens where you can select the date you want to assign to the database object. Below that calendar there is an option for 'Remind' which will be set to 'None' by default;
  4. Click the dropdown and select from the options to be reminded 'on the day of the event', '1 day before', '2 days before', '1 week before'. If you have a time included in the date property, it will also mention this e.g. 'On the day of the event (9:00am).

Notifications for Notion Reminders

When you set a reminder, you'll be notified at the chosen time in several ways:

  • A red badge will pop up next to Updates at the top of your left sidebar.
  • If you have the desktop Notion app, you'll receive a push notification immediately.
  • If you have the mobile Notion app, you'll receive a push notification within 5 minutes.
  • If Notion isn't open at the time of your reminder, you'll get a mobile push notification (if you have the app) and an email.

Assigning Notion Reminders to Other Team Members

If you want to set a reminder for someone else on your team, you can use an @-mention and @-remind on the same line. For example: @Camille Ricketts @remind next Thursday 4pm to finish proofreading.

Notifications for Mentions

If you are mentioned in a comment or page, you will receive a notification in the Updates section of your Notion sidebar. You can reply directly in the Updates window by clicking Reply.

Remember, Notion is a flexible tool, and these steps can be tailored to your unique workflow. Happy organizing!

When to Use Notion Reminders

Reminders in Notion are not just about task management or upcoming deadlines. They're a powerful tool to optimize your workflow in many ways:

  1. Project Milestones: You can set reminders for project milestones or key deliverables to ensure you're tracking towards your goals.
  2. Meeting Preparation: Set a reminder before meetings or events to allow yourself time to prepare.
  3. Routine Tasks: Regular tasks like weekly reports, maintenance tasks, or following up on client communications can be made easier with reminders.
  4. Team Collaboration: Use reminders to prompt team members about deadlines or tasks, improving team coordination.

FAQs

Can I set daily reminders in Notion?

As of the current version, Notion does not support daily or recurring reminders. However, this feature is on the roadmap for future development. You can manually set a reminder for each day as a workaround.

How do I get reminder notifications on Notion?

When you set a reminder in Notion, you'll receive a notification in the following ways:

  • A red badge appears next to Updates at the top of your left sidebar.
  • If you have the desktop Notion app, you'll receive a push notification immediately.
  • If you have the mobile Notion app, you'll receive a push notification within 5 minutes.
  • If Notion isn't open at the time of your reminder, you'll get a mobile push notification (if you have the app) and an email.
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