22 January 2020
WhatsApp is essentially an instant messaging application but thanks to partnerships with various businesses, it can also help boost productivity for many users. It is time for a new such integration that has been announced by Any.do productivity platform to help users create reminders and add tasks directly from the app.
The result of this new collaboration is an official Any.do chatbot on WhatsApp. One can set a new reminder or create a new task by simply texting a message to the bot. The best part is that one can send the texts in a natural language like they are talking to one of their contacts. Let's say if you want to cancel your Netflix subscription, you can simply text "Cancel my Netflix subscription" and a reminder will be created automatically.
The integration further supports forwarded texts as a way of setting reminders. It means let's say one of your contacts texted you to get milk while coming to the home, you can forward that text to the bot. This eliminates the need for typing a new text and helps get things done even faster. It goes without saying that you will have to specify the date and time separately if those details are missing from the text.
The best thing about the integration is all reminders and tasks created on WhatsApp get automatically synced with your Any.do account. This way, you will be able to access them via Any.do website and official apps as well. The only thing to keep in mind is that Any.do WhatsApp integration is available only for premium account holders.
If you fulfill this criterion, simply head over to Any.do Settings -> Integrations and enable WhatsApp integration. The app will ask you to enter your WhatsApp number where it will send a six-digit unique code. Once your identity is verified, you will be able to take the benefits of the integration.