Task comments & attachments


Comment on a task to ask questions, provide extra information, or offer insight.

A task’s comments will appear at the bottom of the right paneright pane The right pane holds the details of a task or Conversation. Read more .

Anyone with access to a task will see its comments.

Task comments support rich text and emojis.  

Add Comments

To post a comment:

Click into the comment field, type a comment, and click the Comment button.

Press Tab+C on your keyboard to focus on the comment field.

The followersfollowers Add followers to any task and they will receive notifications about updates to the task. Read more of the task will receive a notification of your new comment via email or InboxInbox My Inbox displays activity on tasks, projects, or conversations a user follows. Read more .

If you draft a comment and forget to submit it, the comment text will be saved as a draft for the next time you visit the task.

Delete or Edit Comments

To delete or edit a comment:

  1. Hover over the comment and click the drop down arrow that appears
  2. Select Edit Comment
  3. Select Delete Comment

You can only delete or edit your own comments.

Pin Comments

If a task has important comments you want everyone to see, you can pin these comments to the top of the task’s Activity Feed in the right paneright pane The right pane holds the details of a task or Conversation. Read more .

To pin a comment:

  1. Hover over the comment and click the drop down arrow that appears
  2. Select Pin from Top

Once a comment is pinned, it will appear twice in the activity feed:

  1. Pinned to the very top
  2. Inline in descending chronological order with other task updates

Pinned comments are also indicated by a yellow marker.

Unpin Comments

  1. Hover over the comment and click the drop down arrow that appears
  2. Select Unpin to Top

Activity Feed

A variety of actions create task activity feed stories, including task creation, description changes, name changes, due datedue date The date that a task or subtask is due. Read more changes, assigneeassignee The person responsible for the task or subtask. Asana allows one assignee per task or subtask. Read more changes, SectionSection Sections let teams organize your task lists. Divide projects or My Tasks list based on category, workflow stage, or priority. Read more changes, and more.

collapsible history

If you click on Show previous updates you will see a collapsible history of the actions taken on that Task.


You can upload a file to any Asana task from the right pane.

From a Computer

To attach a file that you have saved on your computer, you have two options:


  1. Click the paperclip icon
  2. Select From Computer and browse for the file

Drag & Drop:

Drag the file anywhere from your desktop and drop it on the right paneright pane The right pane holds the details of a task or Conversation. Read more of the task.

Once you attach a file, it will appear in:

  1. The attachments field of the task
  2. The activity feed of the task

It is also possible to copy and paste images or files into Asana as attachments from your clipboard.

Group text and attachments in task comment

Users can include a block of text and one or more attachments grouped together. Attach a file or attach an image and comment seamlessly.


This streamlines comments that contain both text and attachments.

Attachment Limits

There is a 100MB per file limit for attachments from your computer. If you have a larger file, consider attaching it from Dropbox or Google Drive.

There is no storage limit for the number of files you can upload.

Attachment Integrations

You can attach files from Box, Dropbox, Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive/SharePoint directly into Asana tasks.

Each of these integrations have their own set of permissions associated to their files. Our integration does not change your files’ permissions whatsoever, so you may also need to share the file with your colleagues after attaching it to a task.

To attach from an external application:

  1. Click the paperclip icon
  2. Select one of the three options and a new window will popup allowing you to log into that respective account. Login and choose the file you wish to attach.

If you are logged in to multiple Google accounts on your computer, you can select which Google Drive account to attach files from, regardless of which Google account is currently associated to your Asana account.

Via Email

You can attach files when you create tasks by email.  

Via Mobile

Attach files via our AndroidAndroid Asana's mobile application for Android devices. Read more app by taking a photo or using files from your phone or Google Drive.

For iOSiOS Asana’s mobile application available for iOS devices. Read more devices, it is only possible to upload photos.

Delete an Attachment

To delete an attachment:

From the drop-down arrow in the attachment’s name you have three options: Request approval, Download attachment and Delete attachment.

Choose Delete attachment if you wish to delete.

Removing the thumbnail for an image or the story for an attachment from the activity feed will not remove the file from the task. The activity feed is a list of timestamped actions above the comments field.

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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.