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@mention

@mentioning allows you to link people, projectsprojects Projects are lists of tasks. Read more , 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 , tagstags Use tags to mark tasks or group together similar tasks. Read more , and ConversationsConversations Conversations are how users communicate in Asana. Start a conversation on any project or team page. Read more from any description or commentcomment Comment on a task or conversation to offer help, answer questions, and help move work forward. Read more field in Asana.

Use @mention to link to other tasks, projects, tags, Teams, or Conversations in the notes, or to draw a teammate’s attention to a comment by linking to their name.

@mention

To @mention:

Type @, then start typing the name of a task, project, tag, Conversation, or person. Select the item you want to @mention in the autocomplete field that appears.

When you @mention someone in a task or conversation, they are automatically added as a follower and receive an Inbox notification.

Rich text

Use the following keyboard shortcuts to format your text:

Action Mac Windows
Bold ⌘B Ctrl-B
Underline ⌘U Ctrl-U
Italics ⌘I Ctrl-I
Monospace ⌘⇧M Ctrl-Shift-M
• Bulleted Lists ⌘⇧8 Ctrl-Shift-8
1. Numbered Lists ⌘⇧7 Ctrl-Shift-7
Indent your list ⌘] Ctrl-]
Outdent your list ⌘[ Ctrl-[

is the Command/Apple key on Mac OS, Ctrl is the Control key on Windows.

Any link you type or paste will automatically convert to a clickable hyperlink with no formatting needed.

Emojis

Task descriptions, comments, and project descriptions support emojis. You can either copy and paste an emoji into the task description field, or type the emoji command into the description field and the text will automatically convert into its corresponding emoji.

For example, type :smile: into the task description field and it will convert the text into .

Click here to view a full list of supported emojis and their corresponding commands.

ASCII emoticons are supported and will automatically convert into emojis.

rich text

Supported fields

The following fields support @mention, rich text, and emojis:

  • Task DescriptionTask Description Task description is a text field that allows users to add details and context to their tasks. Read more
  • Task commentscomments Comment on a task or conversation to offer help, answer questions, and help move work forward. Read more
  • Project DescriptionsProject Descriptions The project description is a place to provide teammates with the goals and overview of a project. Read more
  • Project statusstatus A way to update project members on the progress of a project. Status includes a color (red, yellow, green) and short summary. Read more updates
  • Body of a ConversationConversation Conversations are how users communicate in Asana. Start a conversation on any project or team page. Read more
  • Conversation comments

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