Tasks on Android

Create a task

Create Task

To create a task:

  1. Tap the quick add icon
  2. Add a task title
  3. Tap to add an Assignee or Due Date
  4. Add a description
  5. Add your task to a project
  6. Add a subtask
  7. Tap to add Collaborators

The task will then appear in your My Task list view once you tap Create.

By default the task you create will be Private to you. Upon creating your task, privacy indicators will be visible, indicating if the task is Private or Public.

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.

It is also possible to create a task in Asana via the Share menu in other apps on your Android device.

Edit a task

Edit Task

To edit a task:

  1. Tap on the task from your My Tasks list view
  2. Edit the Assignee or Due Date
  3. Add a task description
  4. Add a Project or Subtask
  5. Tap to add an attachment
  6. Add a comment/ @ mention someone/ take a photo/ Add an image or attachment
  7. Add Collaborators to your task
  8. Complete/ Like/ share your task/ or tap the three dot icon to view more options

Task comments

task comments

When you tap and hold a task comment, you can:

  1. Pin a comment to the top
  2. Copy the comment
  3. Edit the comment
  4. Delete the comment

Recurring tasks

To create a recurring task, tap the Due Date field at the top of your screen.

recurring tasks

recurring task 2

From the next screen:

  1. Tap Options
  2. Select Set to Repeat
  3. Choose the frequency for how often the task repeats
  4. Click the drop-down arrow to select Never, Daily, Periodically, Weekly, Monthly or Yearly.

A recurring task will only duplicate itself for the next time it is set to be due after it has been marked complete.

Adding a start date or due time

Start dates

Add a start date to your tasks so you know when to start your work, how long it should take, and never miss another due date.

start date 1

To add a start date:

  1. Tap Options
  2. Then, tap Add Start Date

Enter the day you need to start working on your task as your start date. Then enter the date you need to complete your task by as your due date.

start date 2

Due time

You can add a due time to your task at any time.

add due time 1

To add a due time:

  1. Tap Options
  2. Then, tap Add Due time

Add a time for your task.

start date 2

Drag and drop

Tap and hold tasks to drag and drop them to manually order your tasks.

drag and drop

Drag and Drop is only possible when the list is sorted by priority.

Swipe options

Swipe a task left to mark it complete. Swipe a task right to pick an assignee, due date, or to delete it.


If you have the Celebrations Hack enabled, you may see a narwhal jet triumphantly across your screen after completing a task.

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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 x@mail.asana.com 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.