Task comments & attachments

Comments

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 paneThe 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 followersfollowersAdd 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 InboxInboxMy 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 paneThe 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 to 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 dateThe date that a task or subtask is due.Read more changes, assigneeassigneeThe person responsible for the task or subtask. Asana allows one assignee per task or subtask.Read more changes, sectionsectionSections 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.

Attachments

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:

Browse:

  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 paneThe 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.

grouped

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 AndroidAndroidAsana's mobile application for Android devices.Read more app by taking a photo or using files from your phone or Google Drive.

For iOSiOSAsana’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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