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Slack + Asana

Get instant notifications in Slack when changes are made to tasks in Asana.

Instead of Slack vs. Asana, let’s talk about Slack with Asana

Instead of asking, “should we use Asana or Slack?” think about how Asana and Slack work together. Slack is real-time messaging and simplified communication for teams, while Asana helps teams track their projects and tasks and collaborate more effectively, though it does also have team communication features.

Teams who successfully use both tend to rely on Slack for instant, communication (Just a quick check, are you going to that meeting at 2:30?) and Asana for actionable tasks, projects, and requests (“could you create a report on our web traffic for Monday’s meeting?”)

With the Asana and Slack integration, you can move conversations and ideas from Slack to tasks and projects in Asana. Or ensure what seems like a quick question (but isn’t) becomes a task with an assignee and due date.

Ways to use the Slack Asana integration

There are several ways you can turn Slack communications into trackable and executable Asana tasks. Make sure your promise to “get that report to you tomorrow” doesn’t get dropped. From Slack you can:

  • Create a new task, assign it to yourself or a teammate, and add it to an existing project
  • Comment on a task
  • Mark a task complete
  • List all tasks in your Workspace or Organization
  • Receive updates on task creation, completion, or comments

How to integrate Slack and Asana

  1. Sign up for a Slack account and an Asana account to get started.
  2. Visit Slack for instructions on how to authenticate your account.
  3. Receive updates in a Slack channel when a task is created, completed, or commented upon. Use the slash command /asana to list tasks, create a task (and assign it to someone), complete a task, and comment on a task.

Learn more and get support

  • What is Slack? Slack is real-time messaging, archiving and search for teams.
  • Where do I go for support? Visit Slack Support.

What is Asana?

Asana is the easiest way for teams to plan, manage, and track their work—so you know who’s doing what by when. It’s free to get started and simple to use and powerful enough to run your entire business. Asana empowers teams to get great results. Learn more about Asana.

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