Syncing categories from Outlook to To-Do

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I am using categories in Outlook to categorize my actions. Is there a way to sync these categories into T-Do?

For example: task marked with the yellow category (Follow Up) should end up in a similar list in To-Do (called Follow up)

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Hello Boudewijn Okkema
Thank You so much for your valuable suggestion! User feedback and suggestions are really important to us as we work to improve Microsoft To-Do.
The Categories syncing from outlook to Microsoft To-Do is a really good idea and we will consider adding it in a future update.
In the meantime, we encourage all our users to post their ideas for future features and up-vote similar suggestions on "Microsoft To-Do User Voice"  -
This idea has already been posted by another user, so I would suggest that you vote for it below so that our development and management team will take this idea into consideration .
We base our choices for future features on what our users most request, so you should add your ideas, comments, and votes!
Thank you for your patience as we work on this and many other improvements to Microsoft To-Do!
Best Regards,
Kiran Teja

@Kiran Thalakokkula I use GTD Methodology to organize my tasks by categories in Outlook and would love to see Categories synced with To-Do App. The only App on iPhone supporting Category Sync now is Task-Task or Task&Notes on Android. Such a shame To-Do doesn't support it yet!!!

@Kiran Thalakokkula  The user voice post you suggested was merged into a different suggestion regarding groups and has nothing to do with Outlook Categories. While the groups are a great addition, they don't address syncing categories from Outlook. There are several posts requesting Outlook Categories to sync to To-Do, some in other languages. The one with the most votes, 874 at the moment, is this one: 


It would be really great if the To-Do team could look through the User Voice posts on a regular basis and merge the ones that really are about the same topic.

@Kreera House  I totally agree it is not the same. While creating groups is a nice functionality it does not really help me. I often add e-mails to my to do lists and I would like to have a function in outlook to make sure they end up in the right bucket/list. In outlook working with categories works fine, but these categories do not sync in to do. In outlook I do not have an option to add e-mails to the to do lists.... so I end up categorizing twice.