Release notes

Last updated 02.08.24 with releases from February 2024
 

February 2024

  • Capacity plans: Create capacity plans to allocated people across projects and get a high-level of how they are staffed across workstreams in Reporting. 

  • Jira Cloud comment syncing: Comment on tasks or issues in a linked project, and have that comment  automatically reflected in the other tool.

  • Gmail sync: Enable the Gmail sync future replies to a newly created task using Gmail add-on which will automatically sync future email replies to the Asana task as a comment.

  • Custom new user onboarding: Admins can tailor the onboarding process for new users from the admin console. 

  • Portfolio project limit: Portfolio project limits have  increased from 500 to 1500.

  • Asana for Tableau integration: Quickly extract project-level data from Asana into Tableau and build project-level reports.

  • Your Year in Review: Access a recap of 2023 usage stats from Home in Asana.

  • Multiple accounts switcher on web and desktop: Navigate between multiple Asana accounts without logging in and out each time.

  • Add collaborators in Microsoft Teams: Automatically add collaborators to Asana tasks shared in a Microsoft Teams chat.

  • Multi-filter in Gantt view: Apply multiple filters to Gantt view. 

  • New rule builder in bundles, templates, and workflow: Create rules with conditions and branching in Bundles, Templates, and Workflow

  • Suggested conditions in rules: When selecting a trigger in the rule builder, use the "tip" box to add a suggested condition.

  • "Field is changed" trigger for date custom fields and start date: Automatically route work to the right people and projects, based on the start date and/or date in the custom field. 

January 2024

December 2023

November 2023

 

October 2023

  • Percent allocation in Workload: Designate the percentage of a person’s total bandwidth that should be allocated to a certain task in Portfolio Workload and Universal Workload. 

  • Filter for missing effort fields in Workload: Find and update tasks missing a custom effort field by toggling on the option to “show projects missing work effort custom field” from the Workload filter menu.

  • Gantt view: Use Gantt view to manage structured, complex projects that require comparing original plans against real-time progress.

  • Dynamic “assigned to me” filter in projects: Filter for tasks assigned to you with the dynamic “me” filter. Save it as a new project tab so everyone can see their own tasks when going to that project. Learn more here

  • Optimize with Asana Intelligence: Super admins can enable or disable AI features in the Admin console.

  • ”Apply changes” in Bundles: See the “apply changes” button and update reminders on the dashboard when drafting changes in Bundles

  • Bundles gallery search: Search within the Bundles gallery using multiple filters at the same time.

  • Rollup custom fields in portfolios: Add rollup fields to formulas in portfolio to enhance decision-making, optimize resource allocation, and gain a holistic understanding of your portfolio.

  • Recognize Ambassadors in Asana: Navigate to a user’s profile to view an Ambassador badge, which easily identifies if they are an Asana Ambassador in the organization.

 

September 2023

  • Org-wide goal templates and types: Standardize how everyone in an organization writes goals with 3 fixed org-wide goal types and customizable templates.

  • Goals CSV export: Export company goals, team goals, and status update data into a spreadsheet.

  • Goals description text editor upgrade: The goal description text editor now supports headers, tables, inline images, and more.

  • Set tasks to repeat on a certain day of the month: Select a specific weekday for recurring tasks when setting a task to repeat monthly.

  • Universal workload filters: Use filter options in universal workload for a more targeted view of the work you want to see. Select from filters like “Task completion status,” “Include tasks from,” “Subtasks filter,” and more.

  • Advanced formula custom fields: Create more complex formulas in custom fields with the advanced formula builder.

  • Update text and numeric custom fields with rules: Create a rule action to set the value of a numeric or text custom field when a rule is triggered. See how.

  • Updates to saved views: Now, there are more ways to customize saved views. Add, remove, reorder, and rename project views. Save multiple copies of the same view with different filters, sorts, and section collapse configurations.

  • Custom project tab icons: Replace default project tabs based on the layout with an emoji. Start the tab name with an emoji for it to become the tab icon. Get some tips on the power of using emojis.

  • Project sharing permissions enhanced: Project admins can now customize who can share a project and modify members. Learn more.

  • Asana + Google Docs smart chips: With Google Docs smart chips, @-mention Asana tasks directly into a Google Doc to surface relevant data from Asana and maintain visibility on workflow progress.

  • Asana + Jira cloud data sync: Improve collaboration and strategic planning with a two-way sync to automate updates between designated fields in Asana and Jira

August 2023

  • Updates to universal workload: Universal workload now includes subtasks when an effort field, due date, and assignee are added. Share the universal workload view with teammates, and favorite a universal workload view to save it in the sidebar. Learn more about universal workload.

  • Editor access level in projects: Allow Editor level permissions for project members who need to add and edit tasks and messages without modifying the project structure.

  • View-level saving in projects: Save a default project view for everyone and set different filters and sorts per view. See how to surface the most relevant information by saving views.

  • Task or all subtasks completion status in rules: Add a new rule for when tasks or all subtasks are marked complete. For example, set a rule to complete a parent task when all subtasks are completed.

  • Dynamic values: Variable assignee in rules: Use variables for the assignee when creating a rule with "create task" or "create subtask/approval." Read more about variables in rules.

  • @mention in basic search: Search a collaborator or project by @-mentioning in the search bar. Learn more about basic search.

  • Custom project Icons: Enterprise customers can add custom icons to projects.

  • Improvements to admin app management: Super admins can include a message when the app blocked feature is turned on. Read more about app management and integrations.

  • Enhancements to Asana and Okta SCIM integration: SCIM provisioning sync now allows IT admins to sync enhanced user profile attributes, such as location, manager, and cost center, from Okta to Asana.

July 2023

  • Workflow bundles: Standardize processes at scale with bundles. Apply any combination of rules, fields, sections, and task templates across multiple projects at once. Learn more.

  • Variables in rules: Reference variables, such as task assignee, task creator, due date, and custom field values in the “Add a comment” text field when creating rules. Read more.

  • Goals planning template: Use this goals process workflow to make it easier for you to orchestrate your organization's or team's goals process in Asana. Get more details.

  • Goals duplication: Duplicate existing Goals in Asana and specify which attributes to copy over when creating a new goal.

  • Salesforce for Asana Goals integration: Create goals in Asana directly from Salesforce, and connect your Asana goals with data and insights from Salesforce to help you monitor impact. Check out more. Also, create and view reports of your Salesforce-powered goals in Universal Reporting.

  • Formula custom fields on Mobile: See formula custom fields from both Android and iOS apps. Learn more.

  • Admin controls for artificial intelligence features: Super admins can turn on or off Asana’s artificial intelligence features to use machine learning for their organization. Find out how to optimize with artificial intelligence.

  • Hubspot integration in rules: Set up rules for deal updates to automatically create and update Asana tasks. See more on the HubSpot + Asana integration.

June 2023

  • Add formulas to custom fields: Use basic formulas in custom fields to manage numerical data. Read more.

  • Auto-shifting dates for dependent tasks: Due dates between dependent tasks will now automatically shift from any project view. Learn how.

  • ”Mark task as approval” rule action: Create a rule to automatically convert a task to an approval. Find the new action under the “Update task” section in the custom rule builder. See how to use rules to create a task action.

  • Universal workload: View your teammates' workloads across all tasks and projects in Asana. Access universal workload from the reporting tab. Learn more.

  • Increased custom field limits: We’ve increased the custom field limit in projects from 30 to 100.

  • Preset rules for integrations in Premium: Preset rules for select integrations are now available in Premium. Check out more on rules integrations and widgets.

  • Filtering in portfolios: Use basic filtering functionality to view a subset of projects within a portfolio. See how.

  • Date filtering option on the Export API: Super Admins in Enterprise accounts can use Service Accounts to apply date filtering on tasks and messages when using the Export API. Learn more about Service Accounts.

May 2023

  • Duplicate dashboard for universal reporting: Duplicate a dashboard in the “Reporting” tab for easier setup and standardization. See how.

  • New text formatting for comments: Add headings, images, and tables in comments across tasks, messages, status updates, and goals. Check out more on text formatting.

  • Updates to critical path on Timeline: The critical path task limit has been increased to 2000. Read about critical path on Timeline.

  • Multi-filter for calendar view: Apply multiple filters to calendar views in projects, just like on list and board views. Learn more about multi-sort and multi-filter in project views.

  • Export audit logs to CSV: Super admins in Enterprise domains can export audit log events to CSV from the Admin Console via the Security tab.

  • Actual time in advanced search: Search for actual time in advanced search and specify the search criteria in HH:MM format with options like equal to, less than, greater than, between, etc. Learn about time tracking.

  • Developer app sharing settings: Developers can choose how their apps are distributed and have the ability to share an app with specific workspaces only. See more about managing distribution.

  • Print to PDF from status updates: Print to PDF from project, portfolio, and goal status updates. See where to print a status update.

  • People and date fields for reporting: Group and filter by people and date custom fields for reporting on projects, portfolios and for universal reporting.

April 2023

  • Portfolio dashboards: Track and manage real-time insights across all projects within a portfolio. Read more.

  • Custom field rollups in portfolios: Add a rollup to see a view-only custom field that sums numeric data across all projects within that portfolio. Learn about adding custom field rollups to a portfolio.

  • Bynder integration: See important information fields for assets with the Bynder task widget. Connect Bynder + Asana.

  • Notion integration: Preview and sync Asana tasks and projects inside Notion pages and databases with rules and task widgets for Notion. Connect Notion + Asana.

  • Confluence integration: Use Asana Rules to attach Confluence pages in Asana tasks. Connect Confluence + Asana.

  • Docusign integration: View the details of DocuSign envelopes in Asana tasks with the DocuSign widget. Connect DocuSign + Asana.

  • Multi-sort and multi-filter in projects: Apply multiple filters in the project view. Choose from multiple sort options in ascending or descending order. See how.

  • Draft comment widget on Home: View un-submitted comments by adding the Draft Comments widget to your Asana Home screen. Check out this post.

  • Previous status updates: Reference a previous status update from the “build your update” pane when creating a new status update making it easier to copy/paste.

  • Proofing images from task descriptions: Use proofing to add feedback directly from an image embedded in a task description or comment. Learn more about proofing.

March 2023

  • Time tracking subtask rollups: See actual and estimated time field values on subtasks roll up and sum in the parent task. See more about subtask rollups.

  • Time tracking import/export support: Import and export time tracking values with a CSV. Learn more about importing time tracking values.

  • Time tracking support in templates: Estimated and actual time fields are carried over to any project created from a project template where these fields are used.

  • Time tracking read API support: Now it's possible to read time tracking information for tasks in the API. See further information on read data in our Community Forum.

  • Reporting by time contributor: Use the time contributor filter called “Time added by” to see who added time. Check out how to build charts by time contributors in project, portfolio, and universal reporting dashboards.

  • Sections to forms: Add headings to your form to organize questions into sections. See how to create a form heading.

  • Freshdesk + Asana integration: Synchronize your Freshdesk tickets and Asana tasks to see important context and updates in both tools. Get Freshdesk for Asana.

  • Intercom + Asana integration: Keep track of Intercom conversations and their statuses in Asana. Install Intercom for Asana.

  • Mailchimp + Asana integration: Streamline Mailchimp email campaign details and metrics in Asana tasks. Connect Mailchimp and Asana.

  • Additions to Asana’s Audit Suite: Asana’s Audit Suite now includes Data Loss Prevention (DLP), archiving, and eDiscovery integrations to help prevent data leakage and meet compliance needs. Read more about Asana’s Audit Suite for Enterprise organizations in the Asana Guide and the Community Forum.

  • SCIM deprovisioning customization: Super admins can customize who is the default recipient of a deprovisioned user’s previously assigned tasks after they are deprovisioned via SCIM. Read more about SCIM deprovisioning customization.

February 2023

  • Goals team sharing: Scale and socialize goals more easily by adding teams as collaborators to goals, not only individual contributors. Learn more about sharing goals.

  • Rules on subtasks: Automate workflows that rely on subtasks. Select an option to include tasks and subtasks when creating a rule.

  • Integrations in rules: Automate work across tools to keep teams more connected with these new integrations in custom rulesGoogle CalendarDropboxBoxOneDrive.

  • Subtasks on timeline: See subtasks in timeline view to visualize complex projects with dependent workstreams. Read more about subtasks on timeline.

  • Variable assignees in project templates: Add roles to a project template to create assignee placeholders that will automatically assign tasks to the right teammate when launching a project from the template. See how to add roles to a project template.

  • Create projects from templates in portfolios: Launch new projects from templates in the portfolio view.

  • Lag shifting due dates in timeline view: Maintain buffer time between dependent tasks when changing due dates in the timeline view. See more about auto-shifting dates for dependent tasks.

  • Start and stop timer: Track time with a timer on tasks. In addition to manually entering time for work in the past, now start a timer to capture work actively being done.

  • Drag and drop images in task descriptions: Drag and drop an image into the task description from your desktop. Learn more about adding in-line images.

  • New question type in forms - start/end dates: Add a date range question so that form submitters can enter a start and end date.

  • HubSpot + Asana integration: Keep track of important context from deals and email marketing campaigns in Asana. Connect HubSpot and Asana.

  • New developer documentation: Build better with Asana. See an updated version of Asana’s developer documentation.

  • Asana Academy refresh: The Asana Academy has a new look (and it’s more than just a makeover): Explore new learning paths to get started or dive deeper into using the Asana platform.

  • 20-day productivity challenge Level up your productivity with our 20-day productivity challenge, a new course to help you get into a more productive routine for working smarter, not harder, in 2023.

January 2023

  • Admin Console mobile data controls: Ensure tighter mobile data security to the Asana app from the “Mobile Apps” section on the Security page of the Admin Console. Learn about what this new section allows Admins of Enterprise domains to do.

  • Estimated hours in Workload: Use estimated hours as an effort field in Workload to standardize resource planning across teams and projects. See how to add task effort to gauge capacity.

  • People and date custom fields in Portfolios: Portfolios now support tracking with People and Date Custom Fields. Read about [managing custom field data for projects in a Portfolio] (https://asana.com/guide/help/premium/portfolios#gl-view).

  • Comment-only projects in Portfolios: Comment-only projects can now be added to Portfolios.

  • Attachment upload date on hover: Know which attachment is most recent when similar attachments are on the same task. See a tooltip with the uploaded date and time when hovering over the attachment.

December 2022

  • Time tracking: Track and report on estimated and actual time spent on tasks. Read more about how time tracking is rolling out over 3 release phases.

  • Custom fields in My Tasks: Add new private custom fields in My Tasks or add existing fields already used in projects. Like fields in projects, you can add fields to your My Tasks via the customize menu.

  • Create a new task using rules: Create new tasks, milestones, or approval tasks in rules. Choose a trigger or combination of triggers, and Asana will create the task when the rule runs. See how to create a task action.

  • Updated portfolio view: Resize and reorder columns in the portfolio list, similarly to the Project grid. Read more about portfolio view.

  • Increased limits on forms and form questions: Build up to 20 forms in a single project and add up to 200 questions per form. Check out multiple forms per project.

November 2022

  • Goals in universal reporting: Build charts in reporting to see how goals are progressing across the business. Create charts on goals.

  • Enhanced goals in project overview: See important goal information at a glance now that goals are more prominent in the project overview.

  • New integrations in rules: Build new rules with fresh integrations including Gmail, PagerDuty, and Twilio. Read more on how these integrations work with Asana.

  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP) integration with Nightfall: Nightfall admins can get alerts when sensitive data, such as social security or credit card numbers, are entered into Asana. See how to connect Nightfall for Asana.

  • Asana for Workplace integration: Convert Workplace conversations into actionable tasks in Asana without switching back and forth between tools. Learn more about Asana for Workplace.

  • Duplicate forms and questions: Duplicate forms within a project and questions within the same form. Check out how.

  • New custom fields in portfolios: Find two new fields for portfolios in list view. “duration” will calculate the duration of each project based on the start and due date, and “time remaining” will automatically tally the time left for each project listed in the portfolio. Show or hide these fields from the “customize” menu.

  • Increased custom field options limit: Custom field drop-down options now have a 500 field limit. Read about different field types and limitations.

October 2022

  • Desktop App icon: See priority tasks by due date in your My Priorities and set a timer for heads down focus time from the new Desktop App icon.

  • Time in Stage workflow metrics: Report on the time it takes for tasks to move through stages of work with two new reporting fields: Time in section and Time in Custom Field. See how much time tasks have spent in each section of a project or how long they’ve been assigned a custom field value. Learn about Time in Stage

  • Form submission triggers: Set a Rule to automatically move your project form submissions to a new section or project without triaging them manually. Read more

  • Metadata fields on mobile: Access metadata fields (e.g., created by, task creation time) in projects and My Tasks from the mobile app. Toggle fields on or off from within the Customize menu.

  • Goals bi-weekly update reminders: Get goal update reminders every two weeks. Select the bi-weekly option from the goal update reminder menu. More on Goal Reminders

  • My Goals drag and drop: Drag and drop goals in the order needed from the My Goals tab.

  • HIPAA Compliance: Asana now offers HIPAA compliance that can be added to Enterprise organizations. Learn more about enabling and maintaining HIPAA.

September 2022

  • Apps in My Tasks: App integrations aren’t just for projects. Add an app to My Tasks by clicking the Customize button and choosing an app from the list. See how
  • Metadata Fields in My Tasks: Metadata Fields (e.g. task creator, task creation time) are now available in My Tasks. Toggle fields on or off from within the Customize menu. Learn more about Metadata Fields
  • New Custom Field types: Date and People Field types are now available. Add a Date field to track dates that are unrelated to a task’s due date. Use the People field to to clarify important roles or stakeholders for a specific task. Check out more on People Custom Fields
  • Access permission for read-only links: Super Admins can implement more data security by restricting read-only link sharing to members within their Organization. See more about Read-only link sharing
  • Form Settings consolidated: View, edit, adjust privacy, and share project Forms from one location within the Form Settings.
  • App intake in Workflow Builder: Easily bring in data from other apps to create tasks in Asana when building workflows in the Workflow Builder. Read more
  • Like from an email notification: Like an Asana task, message, comment, or status update directly from an email notification to keep work moving forward in Asana without leaving your email inbox.
  • Custom password policy: Enterprise Admins can select a “Custom” option to customize the complexity of password requirements for their Organization. Learn more about password strength levels
  • Improvements to the Zapier Connector: Now, there are more ways to trigger Zaps and automate work with the Asana and Zapier integration. See how one of our Asana Community members gets time back by using Asana and Zapier.

August 2022

  • Set a focus for the week: Focus on work that matters most by setting a focus for the week on Asana’s mobile app. A weekly focus stays visible in your My Tasks to keep high priorities top of mind. Find out more
  • Improved Google Drive integration: Sync Google files to tasks in Asana so when a comment is added to a Google file, task collaborators receive a notification of the open comment in Asana. Learn more about Asana and Google Drive
  • Connected work links: See when a task or project has been mentioned elsewhere and access related work. Connected work links appear in the activity feed with a ↔ symbol and are automatically created when @ mentioning in a task, status update, message, or Goal in Asana. Read more
  • Task to Project via Template: Convert a task to a project using a template. From the task three dot menu, select “Convert to” a “Project” and then “Use a template.” Check out how here
  • Mobile push notifications for start and end times: Receive reminders via Asana’s mobile app when your tasks have a start and due time. Download Asana’s mobile app
  • Portfolio limits: You now can add up to 500 projects (including archived projects) to a single Portfolio.

July 2022

  • My Goals: Find and sort the goals you own in the new My Goals tab. Filter by All goals, Open goals, and Closed goals. Read more about My Goals

  • New Home widget: My Goals: Monitor your goals directly from the Home page using the My Goals widget. Access from the Home Customize button

  • Automatic goals progress roll up: Get real-time visibility into the progress of goals with Automatic progress roll-ups. Link projects and subgoals to automatically update each goal. Learn about measuring goal progress

  • Comment only goals: With Comment only goals, team leaders can gain confidence that only the right people can edit company and team goals.

  • Appreciations: Activate the Appreciations feature in Goals each time a goal’s progress is achieved. See more about Goal celebrations

  • Embeddable Forms: Embed Asana Forms on internal or external websites. Copy and paste the embed code snippet to the web pages. Read about sharing Forms

  • Security Contact Email: Super Admins have the option to set a security contact email in the Admin Console to stay informed about security updates. Get more information on the Admin Console

  • Metadata Fields: Task metadata, such as Created on, Created by, or Completed on, can be added as custom fields to projects in List view. Find additional information on Metadata Fields

June 2022

  • Asana for Google Chat and Spaces: Get notified of updates on Asana projects and tasks, and create new tasks right from Google Chat. Start using Asana for Google Chat
  • Asana widget for Figjam: Share design work by importing Asana projects or tasks directly into FigJam. Capture new actions on stickies from within FigJam boards and convert them into tasks in Asana. Learn more about Asana + Figma
  • App Management: App management provides Super Admins in Enterprise Organizations the ability to monitor and control the Apps and service accounts that are active in their domain. Read more

May 2022

  • Search results by task relevance: Search results are now sorted by relevance. Learn more about search and search views
  • New language: Bahasa Indonesia: Asana is now available in bahasa Indonesia. To change your language in Asana, go to your My Profile Settings, and select Display. Learn more
  • New Home widget - Tasks I’ve assigned: Drag and drop the new “Tasks I’ve assigned” widget onto your Home page to see a list of tasks you’ve assigned to others (available on Asana Premium or above). Get started with Asana Home
  • Increased row limit for CSV exports: The task limit for project CSV exports has increased from 2,000 to 140,000.

April 2022

  • Request Goals status updates: Request a status update from the Goal detail page, so the Goal owner is prompted to keep the goal up-to-date with the latest status. Get started with Goals
  • My Goals: Find and sort the goals you own in the new My Goals tab. Read more about My Goals
  • Multiple Forms per project: Create multiple Forms per project to support different types of work requests.
  • Forms access permissionsManage who can access and submit Forms on a project-by-project basis when sharing sensitive information. Enterprise Super Admins can set access permissions across an entire domain.
  • Increased Rule limit: To support more complex automation, we’ve increased the limit of Rules per project from 20 to 50.
  • App Components: Build and publish apps directly into Asana tasks and Rules with App Components, a new developer-focused feature in beta. Learn more about App Components in this on-demand webinar.
  • Subtasks in Charts: Charts in Project Dashboards now include subtasks by default. Choose to exclude subtasks by adding the subtasks filter in the Chart details. Get started with Charts
  • Admin Console Switcher: Easily switch between different Admin Consoles with a new dropdown menu for Asana Admins who access multiple Admin Consoles.

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