Creating & editing on Android

Quick Add

Tap the + button at the bottom right corner of your screen to create a tasktask 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 or ConversationConversation Conversations are how users communicate in Asana. Start a conversation on any project or team page. Read more , or projectproject Projects are lists of tasks. Read more .

Tap the + button to:

  1. Create a project
  2. Create a Conversation
  3. Create a task

Tasks

Create Tasks

To create a task, tap the quick add icon, then tap the checkmark icon.

From the create task screen, you can:

  1. AssignAssign The person responsible for the task or subtask. Asana allows one assignee per task or subtask. Read more your task
  2. Add your task to a projectproject Projects are lists of tasks. Read more
  3. Name your task
  4. Add a **task descriptiontask description Task description is a text field that allows users to add details and context to their tasks. Read more
  5. Give your task a due datedue date The date that a task or subtask is due. Read more

The fields when creating a task are context sensitive. If you tap the Quick Add button from:

  • Your My Tasks - the assigneeassignee The person responsible for the task or subtask. Asana allows one assignee per task or subtask. Read more will automatically populate as you
  • Another Member’s My Tasks - the assignee will automatically populate as that person
  • A project - the project affiliation will automatically populate to that project

You can still change a task’s assignee or project even if either of those fields are already populated.

View Task Details

Tap any task to view its details.

The details screen will display the task’s:

  1. Name
  2. AssigneeAssignee The person responsible for the task or subtask. Asana allows one assignee per task or subtask. Read more & due datedue date The date that a task or subtask is due. Read more
  3. Description
  4. Associated projects
  5. SubtasksSubtasks Subtasks break a task into smaller pieces. Subtasks, like tasks, have assignees, due dates, comments, and hearts. Read more
  6. Associated tagstags Use tags to mark tasks or group together similar tasks. Read more
  7. FollowersFollowers Add followers to any task and they will receive notifications about updates to the task. Read more
  8. CommentsComments Comment on a task or conversation to offer help, answer questions, and help move work forward. Read more and AttachmentsAttachments A file that is attached to a task or conversation. Read more

The larger circle indicates the assignee and the smaller circles indicates the followers.

From the details screen, you can also modify a task’s details.

From the task details screen, you can:

  1. Mark the task completecomplete To mark a task with a checkmark to indicate that it is done. Read more
  2. 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 the task
  3. Edit the task’s details
  4. Access more options
  5. Add a task followerfollower Add followers to any task and they will receive notifications about updates to the task. Read more
  6. Write a commentcomment Comment on a task or conversation to offer help, answer questions, and help move work forward. Read more
  7. Upload an attachmentattachment A file that is attached to a task or conversation. Read more
  8. 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 an existing comment

Edit Task Details

Tap the pencil icon to edit a task’s details.

From the edit task screen, you can:

  1. Edit the task’s name
  2. AssignAssign The person responsible for the task or subtask. Asana allows one assignee per task or subtask. Read more the task
  3. Add followerfollower Add followers to any task and they will receive notifications about updates to the task. Read more to the task
  4. Set a due datedue date The date that a task or subtask is due. Read more for the task
  5. Modify the task descriptiontask description Task description is a text field that allows users to add details and context to their tasks. Read more
  6. Change the task’s associated projects
  7. Change the task’s associated tagstags Use tags to mark tasks or group together similar tasks. Read more
  8. Create subtaskssubtasks Subtasks break a task into smaller pieces. Subtasks, like tasks, have assignees, due dates, comments, and hearts. Read more
  9. Delete the task

You can delete a comment in an existing task. Tap and hold a comment, then select Delete Comment.

More Options

Tap the three dot icon in the task details screen for more options.

This dropdown allows you to:

  1. Unfollow the task
  2. Copy URL of the task to your Android device’s clipboard
  3. Share the task through another application on your Android device
  4. View the task’s activityactivity Updates to a task—including changes to its description, due date or project—are recorded below the description field. Read more history
  5. Delete the task

Projects

Create project

To create a project, tap the quick add icon, then tap the notepad icon.

From the create project screen, you can:

  1. Name the projectproject Projects are lists of tasks. Read more
  2. Add the project to a TeamTeam A team is a group of people in an Organization who are working together on a collection of projects. Read more

Conversations

Create Conversation

To create a Conversation, tap the quick add icon, then tap the chat bubble icon.

From the create Conversation screen, you can:

  1. Identify the TeamTeam A team is a group of people in an Organization who are working together on a collection of projects. Read more or projectproject Projects are lists of tasks. Read more you’d like to post the Conversation in
  2. Enter a subject line for your post
  3. Provide context in the body of the post

When creating a Conversation, all three fields are required.

Conversation Details

Tap any Conversation to view its details.

From the create Conversation screen, you can:

  1. FollowFollow Add followers to any task and they will receive notifications about updates to the task. Read more /unfollow the Conversation
  2. 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 the Conversation
  3. Access more options
  4. Add followers
  5. Write a commentcomment Comment on a task or conversation to offer help, answer questions, and help move work forward. Read more
  6. Upload an attachmentattachment A file that is attached to a task or conversation. Read more

More Options

Tap the three dot icon in the Conversation details screen for more options.

This dropdown allows you to:

  1. Copy URL of the task to your Android device’s clipboard
  2. Share the task through another application on your Android device
  3. View the Conversation’s activityactivity Updates to a task—including changes to its description, due date or project—are recorded below the description field. Read more history

Shortcut Actions

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

Shortcut actions 1

Shortcut actions 2

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

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