Notification settings

Stay informed on activity in Asana by receiving notifications across email, browser, project, and Slack. 

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To access Notification settings:

  1. From the top bar, click on your profile photo
  2. Select Settings from the drop-down
  3. Select Notifications

From the Notifications tab, you can access:

  • Browser notifications
  • Slack notifications connect Asana and Slack via the notifications tab and manage Slack notifications from there.
  • Project notifications to set notification defaults for projects that you are a member of.
  • Email notifications to input your preferred email address for notifications on activity updates and summaries (with an option to turn on/off/pause notifications).

  • Do not disturb

Will notifications be in your Asana Inbox or your email inbox?

You will receive an email if you have opted for email notifications.

Asana notifications are a superset of email notifications, and for many stories, we send to both your Asana inbox and your email inbox.

Collaborate on tasks and messages to start receiving inbox notifications. Inbox notifications generate automatically as you complete and take action on your tasks.

Your Asana inbox displays updates on all projects you’re a member of and tasks that you collaborate on or are assigned within a given workspace or organization.

To stay informed on activity in Asana, you can receive email notifications or use Asana inbox.

There are four types of email notifications: Daily summaries, Activity updates, Mentions only, and Weekly reports.

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If you'd like to learn more about how Asana email notifications work, please refer to the guide article here.

To change your email address, first add a new one, then remove your old one.

Browser notifications

Get project updates and direct mentions notifications from Asana in your browser, even if you don’t have an Asana tab open.

Browser notifications are supported on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge.

How to enable browser notifications

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To enable browser notifications for Asana, click Settings from your profile photo and head to the Notifications tab. You can choose from three options:

  • All activity to be notified when assigned a task, added as a collaborator, something you follow is updated, or you are @mentioned.
  • @Mentions to be notified when another member of your workspace or organization @mentions you in a task, comment, or message.
  • Nothing

Once you have selected the type of notifications you prefer to get, you will have to allow them on the pop up notice that will be displayed on your browser.

How to disable browser notifications

You can disable notifications from Asana by selecting the Nothing option from your browser settings.

  • Learn how to disable notifications on Google Chrome from their support page.
  • Learn how to disable notifications on Mozilla Firefox from their support page.
  • Learn how to disable notifications on Microsoft Edge from their support page. Search for the Change website permissions tip.

Project notifications

Set default notifications for future projects.

From the Notifications tab, you can activate project notifications for:

  • Status Updates
  • Messages
  • Tasks added

You can also manage notifications for projects individually by clicking on Manage individual projects

Notification stories

Stories are generated when users take actions in Asana.

Currently, we show browser notifications for the following types of notification stories:

  • Task assigned
  • Comment added to a task
  • Added collaborator or @mention

A story is a sequence of events—e.g., Tom commented at 1:10 p.m., Tom assigned to Mary at 1:15 p.m., and Mary added a due date at 1:20 p.m. Stories are a history of the actions taken.

The option to allow notifications for Asana might be different depending on the browser you are using, but there will be a notice asking something similar to "Do you want to allow to display notifications?" and a button to allow and another one to deny.

Do Not Disturb

The Do Not Disturb feature enables you to pause push and browser notifications to allow you to focus on the work that matters most.

How to enable Do not disturb

Click the Do not disturb drop-down and click Pause notifications. You can also choose to pause notifications for specific times and days. 

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When enabled, Do not disturb will suppress the orange dot notification for inbox on web and mobile, and will temporarily disable browser notifications if you have them enabled. The black dot notification on your web browser will also be suppressed.

How to enable Do not disturb on mobile

Do Not Disturb is available through your Account settings on IOS and Android.

From your Account Settings, tap on Do not disturb. Here, you can pause notifications, set a do-not-disturb schedule, and enter your days off.

Slack notifications

You can now connect Asana and Slack via the Notifications tab of Settings. This feature is available for users with a paid Asana subscription.
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To connect Asana and Slack:

  1. Navigate to the Notifications tab of Settings.
  2. Click Connect.
  3. Go through the setup slow to connect Asana and Slack.
  4. Once connected, you will see a Manage button under Slack notifications in the Notifications tab.
  5. Click Manage to manage Slack notifications.

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