Slack & Asana

Use Asana’s integration with Slack to receive updates from Asana tasks in a Slack channel or to use the Asana slash command to create tasks from Slack.

With this integration, Asana will post updates to a Slack channel when:

  • 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 is created
  • A task is marked completecomplete To mark a task with a checkmark to indicate that it is done. Read more
  • A task is renamed
  • A task description is modified
  • A commentcomment Comment on a task or conversation to offer help, answer questions, and help move work forward. Read more is added to a task

Connect Slack and Asana

If you don’t yet have a team in Slack, start by creating one here.

If you already have a team in Slack, start by logging in here.

Once logged in:

  • Install the Asana integration for your team.
  • Choose a Slack channel where Asana updates will be posted
  • Connect Slack to Asana through Asana Connect  

Configure your Integration

Configure your integration

  1. Select a Workspace or Organization and specify the projects you’d like updates from
  2. Choose how comment related updates behave in Slack
  3. Change the Slack channel you receive Asana updates in
  4. Choose how Asana appears on your list of Slack integrations
  5. Edit the name of the bot that posts updates from Asana in Slack
  6. Change the icon for the bot that posts updates from Asana in Slack

Slash command

Use /asana in Slack’s message input box to perform quick actions in Asana from Slack:

Command in Slack Action in Asana
/asana add [task title] Create a new task
/asana add [task title] to [project] Create a new task in a project
/asana add [task title] @[assignee] Create a new task and assignassign The person responsible for the task or subtask. Asana allows one assignee per task or subtask. Read more it
/asana comment [Task ID] [comment] CommentComment Comment on a task or conversation to offer help, answer questions, and help move work forward. Read more on a task
/asana complete [Task ID] CompleteComplete To mark a task with a checkmark to indicate that it is done. Read more a task
/asana list List all tasks in your Workspace or Organization

Your Task ID is the last string of numbers in your Task’s URL. It should look like app.asana.com/0/Project ID/Task ID

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