Converting tasks into projects

You can easily convert tasks into projects in Asana. This article covers how to convert and add tasks to projects.

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Convert a task into a project

task to projectTo convert a task into a project:

  • Click the three dot icon from the task details pane
  • Navigate to Convert to and from the drop-down menu choose Project
  • Enter the project's name
  • Select the team you would like to add the project to
  • Select Blank project or Use a template
  • Select Convert

In organizations, you also select what team the project should be created in. By default, the project will be created in the same team as the original task.

Your new project

After a task is converted into a project, many of its details will convert over to the new project:

Original field: New field:
Task name Project name
Task assignee Project owner
Task collaborators Project members
Subtasks Parent tasks

Additionally, a link to the original task will be included in the project description.

Task files and task comments do not convert over and will remain in the original task.

The original task

A link to the new project will be included in the original task's right pane.

Permissions

After a task is converted into a project, the new project will inherit the original task's permissions.

  • A public task will convert to a project which automatically receives team only project privacy.
  • private task will convert into a project which is private to members, with the option not to include collaborators as project members.

Add a task to a project

add task step 1

To add a task to a project:

  • Click on the three dot icon from the task details pane and select Add to another project
  • Search for and select the project you would like to add the task to

You can also use the shortcut Tab + P to add a task to another project

from task details

From task details:

  • Click the + from the task details pane under Projects
  • Hover over Add this task to another project and click through
  • Search for and select the project you would like to add the task to

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