Android basics

Asana for Android lets you work on your tasks and stay connected with your teammates.

You can access your My Tasks, Projects, Conversations, Inbox, Quick Add, and Search from your Android device. The web and Android apps update in real-time, so your tasks and conversations sync automatically no matter what device you’re using.

Download Asana for Android from the Google Play Store. Once you’ve got the app, check out our Quick Start Guide for Android.  

Asana’s Android app is compatible with Android version 7.0 and later.

Signing up

When you first open the app, you can:

  1. Sign Up for a new account
  2. Log In to your existing account

Sign up for an account

If you are using Asana for the very first time, you can sign up for an account from the Android app.

From the sign up page, you can:

  1. Sign up using any Google account that you’re logged in as on your Android device
  2. Sign up using your email address

Once you’ve verified your account, you can log in from either the Android app or on your desktop using one of our supported browsers.

Log in to your account

If you already have an account, you can log into your account on the Android app exactly like you would on desktop.

From the login page, tap Enter with Google to login using Google SSO or tap Log In to login using your password or via SAML.

Login via SAML

If you are a Member of an Enterprise Organization with SAML enabled, you can login by tapping Log In and only entering your email address while leaving the password field empty. This will redirect you to your company’s IDP login page or app.

Enter with Google

Tap Enter with Google to login via Google SSO. You can login using any Google account associated to your Android device.


When you first log into your account, you will be taken to your My TasksMy Tasks All tasks assigned to an individual can be found in their My Tasks list. Read more list. To learn more about navigating your My Tasks and other task lists, go to this article.  

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From your My Tasks screen, you can:

  1. Tap the drop-down arrow to access your My Tasks Calendar or edit your User profile
  2. Change your My Tasks sort view
  3. Acccess your Homepage
  4. Access your Inbox
  5. Use the Search function
  6. Navigate to your Account


To acccess your Homepage, tap the Home icon on your screen.

Homepage 1

Homepage 2

From your Homepage, you can:

  1. Toggle between your Projects and Portfolios
  2. Navigate to your Favorites, Recents or All projects
  3. Switch between List or Board view
  4. Create a new project

Portfolios are a Business feature.


View your profile

To view your profile, tap the View profile prompt from your Account screen.

view profile

view or edit account 2

From the View profile screen, you can:

  1. Edit your profile
  2. Show yourself as away
  3. View tasks assigned to you or tasks you’ve created

Editing your profile

To edit your profile, tap on the pencil icon from your View profile screen.

edit icon

From the Edit User Profile screen, you can:

  1. Upload/change your profile photo
  2. Edit your profile name
  3. Indicate whether you are on vacation or not
  4. Change your current role
  5. Change your current department
  6. Edit your About Me section

Logging out of Asana

To log out of Asana, first click on the Account tab from your dashboard. Then scroll to the bottom of the page and tap Log out.

log out

Push Notifications

If you have notifications for your Android device turned on, you will receive push notifications for the following stories:

  • A task has been assigned to you
  • A task you’re assigned and/or following has a comment posted
  • A task you’re following is marked as complete
  • A task you’re assigned is due (sent around midnight on the day of the task’s due date)
  • A Conversation is posted in a Team or Workspace that you belong to

When you select the Asana icon from the top of your phone to see your notifications, you will find them batched. Pinch and expand to see more info, or tap through to your Asana Inbox.

By default, push notifications are turned on.

Notifications settings

You can access your notifications settings at any time from your Account tab.

notifications acccess point 1

From the notifications tab, you can choose to:

  1. Edit or adjust your Do Not Disturb settings
  2. Manage your notifications

notifications access point 2

From the Manage notifications screen, you can choose to:

  1. Allow or disallow notifications
  2. Enable or disable Gentle notificcations
  3. Toggle Banners on or off
  4. Adjust Lock screen notifications
  5. Edit your sound settings
  6. Turn Vibration on or off
  7. Allow or disallow interruptions

Turning push notifications off is done from your device’s Notification Settings or Application Manager.

Accessing Asana offline

You can use Asana for Android offline to check your notifications, comment on tasks and conversations, change due dates or assignees, and complete tasks on the go.

Use Asana offline to:

  • Create taskstasks Tasks are the basic unit of work in Asana. Tasks can represent any kind of work, break down work into smaller pieces, or store information. Read more , conversationsconversations Conversations are how users communicate in Asana. Start a conversation on any project or team page. Read more , or projectsprojects Projects are lists of tasks. Read more
  • AssignAssign The person responsible for the task or subtask. Asana allows one assignee per task or subtask. Read more tasks
  • Set due datesdue dates The date that a task or subtask is due. Read more
  • Add or remove followersfollowers Add followers to any task and they will receive notifications about updates to the task. Read more
  • Add or remove tagstags Use tags to mark tasks or group together similar tasks. Read more
  • Add or remove tasks from projects
  • CompleteComplete To mark a task with a checkmark to indicate that it is done. Read more tasks
  • Delete tasks
  • HeartHeart Adding a heart is an easy way to express enthusiasm for a task, offer agreement to a comment, or express gratitude for a task completion. Read more tasks, conversations, or notifications
  • Add or delete comments
  • Invite teammates
  • Archive or unarchive stories in your InboxInbox My Inbox displays activity on tasks, projects, or conversations a user follows. Read more

Asana offline

When you create a task or comment offline, a light grey cloud icon will appear next to those which have not been synced, which means they are currently only visible to you. When you are online these changes will sync and your entire team will be able to see the updated tasks, projects, and conversations.

You can also quickly add a task offline. An Add a task… prompt will appear at the top of any list in the app. Add a task, tap your device’s enter button, then start typing your next task.

A tally at the bottom of the app counts the actions you’ve performed offline. When you’re online again, the pending number will count down until all your updates are live in Asana and the grey cloud icons will disappear.

Tasks and conversations within a project that have never been opened on your app before will not be visible offline, but you can add tasks to these projects while offline.

Shortcut Actions

Tap and hold the Asana app icon in order to create a new task, access your Inbox or open search directly from your home screen.

Shortcut actions

These shortcut actions are only available on Android devices with the OS version 7.1 or later.

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Asana Lessons

Learn the Asana basics in less than 15 minutes with these quick lessons


Tasks Lessons

Track all of your work

3 Minutes

My Tasks

My Tasks Lessons

Always know what to do next

3 Minutes


Projects Lessons

Work with teammates

3 Minutes


Inbox Lessons

Communicate even faster

3 Minutes

You can use tasks to track, collaborate on, and organize all your work.

Tasks can be to-dos, ideas, notes, or reminders.

Assign a task to yourself or a teammate.

Press Tab+M to quickly assign a task to yourself.

Add a due date so your deadline is clear.

Add instructions and expectations in the task description field.

Type @ to link to other tasks, people, conversations, or projects.

When you @mention someone, they’ll be added to your task as a follower.

Followers get notified when new comments or attachments are added.

Add anyone who needs to stay up to date on your task as a follower.

They can always unfollow to stop getting notifications on your task.

Add comments to ask questions or give followers updates.

Heart a comment to let followers know you’ve seen it.

Add relevant files or irrelevant GIFs as attachments.

You can also attach directly from Dropbox, Google Drive, or Box.

Create subtasks to break your task into smaller steps.

When you’ve added a subtask, press enter to add another.

Subtasks can contain all the same details as regular tasks.

Click the comment bubble to add comments or attachments to a subtask.

You can create tasks from any screen using your top bar.

Every Task has a unique URL to easily copy and share.

Congrats! Looks like you’re up to the task.

On to the next lesson!

Always know what to do next with My Tasks.

My Tasks is a list of every task assigned to you.

It makes managing your work simple.

Click on your My Tasks list and start typing to add tasks.

Like a text document, add a new line for each new task or paste in any list.

Forward to to turn your emails into tasks.

Asana will translate your email into a task, including your attachments.

New tasks will appear at the top of your list in Recently Assigned.

Tasks you add to My Tasks are private to you.

Click Make Public to share them with your team.

Prioritize tasks as Today, Upcoming, or Later.

Click on the blue dot next to the task, to quickly sort it.

Mark the tasks you’ll have time for Today.

Teammates can view your My Tasks list to see what you’re up to.

They’ll only see tasks you’ve made public or shared in a project (more on projects later).

Mark tasks due within a week as Upcoming so you can see what will be due soon.

On its due date, your task will move from Upcoming to Today.

Just like magic.

Mark tasks due in more than a week for Later.

They’ll be out of your way until their due date approaches.

Your tasks will move from Later to Upcoming a week before they’re due.

Keep My Tasks prioritized to always know what to work on and what’s coming next.

Now you know how to track and plan your work!

Next, learn how to work with your team in Asana.

Work together on groups of tasks with projects.

Projects help you track and organize the steps in a process or initiative.

Like an event plan, product launch, or editorial calendar.

Like My Tasks, simply click and type to add tasks to your project.

If you have your steps in a document or email already, paste in that list.

Add tasks to your project from email.

View your project’s unique email address from the project dropdown menu.

Add your tasks to other related projects.

Tasks can be included in multiple projects.

Add sections to organize tasks in a list project.

Type Tab+N in any task row to create a new section.

Or, add columns to organize tasks in a boards project.

Drag and drop tasks between or within columns to reorder.

Assign your tasks and set due dates.

Never miss a deadline with your project calendar.

Drag and drop tasks on your calendar to change their due dates.

Add everyone who needs to stay updated on your project as members.

Project members will get notified of new conversations, statuses, and tasks.

Post conversations to make announcements or start discussions.

Your post will be sent to all project members.

Use Progress to see how your project is moving forward.

Set a project status to update your team on how it’s going.

The Project Owner will be reminded to set a status once a week.

Open and organize projects from your sidebar.

Favorite projects to pin them to the top of your sidebar.

Click the star button on the left of your project name to favorite it.

Create new projects from any screen using your top bar.

Now you can move projects forward with your team.

Just one more lesson before you dive in.

Communicate and coordinate faster with Inbox.

Check Inbox to quickly read and respond to your latest updates.

Inbox will notify you when you have a task due…

and when teammates update tasks, conversations, and projects you follow.

Open and respond to updates without leaving Inbox.

Click an update and you’ll have all the context you need to respond.

Archive updates you’re ready to dismiss.

Click the X that appears on the right of an update to archive it.

Open Archive to move dismissed updates back to your Inbox.

Click the arrow that appears on the right of an archived update to move it back to Inbox.

Unfollow tasks or projects to stop receiving updates about them.

In the end, you have control over the updates you receive (or choose not to receive)

When you’re ready, you can turn Asana’s Email notifications off.

Most communication with your team can be more easily managed from Inbox. Just remember to check it often.

Congratulations! Now you’re ready to have a great work day with Asana.