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Turn emails into trackable, actionable work with Asana for Outlook.

Ways to use Asana for Outlook

Turn emails into tasks

As action items come in via email, like reviewing work from your agency or a request for design assets from a partner, you can now create tasks for them in Asana right from Outlook. You can then assign the new task to yourself or a teammate, set a due date, and add it to a project so it’s connected to other relevant work. To turn the email into a task, simply click Create Task in the Outlook top bar.

Add emails to existing task

Your entire team probably isn’t copied on every email chain that includes information they need to do their jobs. But without these details and context, they can’t effectively do their work. Now you can add the email to an existing Asana task as a comment right from Outlook by clicking Related Tasks in the Outlook top bar, searching for the task you’d like to add the email to, and then click Attach Message.

How to set up the Asana for Outlook integration

The integration is available to everyone that uses Asana and has an Office 365 subscription. In addition to the Outlook Web App, we support the Outlook 2016 desktop app. Here’s how to install it:

  1. Go to the Microsoft Marketplace and click Get It Now.
  2. Follow the instructions to add the Asana plugin to your Outlook inbox. Admins will see the option to install this for everyone in their organization.
  3. Then, you will see Create Task and Open Asana Add-in buttons with the Asana logo in the top bar of your Outlook inbox.
  4. Click Create Task to turn the email into a new task in Asana or Open Asana Add-in to add the email as a comment to an existing task for context.
  5. The side pane will open so you can create the new task or attach the message to an existing task.

Feedback and Support

For step-by-step instructions on how to use this integration, visit the Asana Guide.

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