Smart summaries

Smart summaries offer visibility into the latest activities and progress about work. Whether you've been added to in-progress work and need to get up to speed, or are wanting to stay on top of work that you're not actively involved in on a day-to-day basis, smart summaries will help you focus on the most important conversations and work updates in Asana. 

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Smart summaries for tasks

Available on Asana Starter, Advanced, Enterprise, and Enterprise+ tiers, as well as legacy tiers Premium, Business, and Legacy Enterprise.

Smart summaries for tasks allow users to get highlights from task descriptions and comments by summarizing task content and pulling out key action items as subtasks.

Summarize task content

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  1. Open the task details pane and select the Asana AI icon from the rich text toolbar.
  2. Choose Summarize task from the drop-down menu.
  3. Asana AI will generate a preview, and once the summary is available, you can choose to Discard, Copy or Edit before posting as a comment.

Note: Content generated via task summaries can only be summarized at the task level.

Create subtasks

  1. Open the task details pane, under Subtasks click the drop-down arrow on the Add subtask button.
  2. Choose Create subtasks from the drop-down menu.
  3. Asana AI will generate suggested subtasks.
  4. Once available, you can choose to Discard or Add subtasks.

Smart summaries for projects

Available on Asana Starter, Advanced, Enterprise, and Enterprise+ tiers.

Smart summaries for projects keep you updated on what teams have been working on. In the Overview tab, you can find a summary of recent activity in a project without checking each task individually. This will summarize all recent activities, like discussions, decisions, and work completed, in one place so it's easily scannable and provides valuable insights to jump back into a project. Smart summaries for projects help you stay informed and get you up to speed on notable changes.

Using smart summaries for projects:

  1. Open the Overview tab of your project
  2. Find Project summary in the right pane and select View summary
  3. Once Asana AI has generated the project summary, you will receive an email notification containing the generated output
  4. You can regenerate a project summary if you want to review different outputs

Note: Smart summaries for projects are private to the user who generated them.

Smart summaries for portfolios

Available on Asana Advanced, Enterprise, and Enterprise+ tiers.

Use smart summaries for portfolios to review recent portfolio activity. From the portfolio Progress tab, you can find a digest of recent activity in a portfolio that summarizes task activities that have occurred within the projects in a portfolio. The summary will provide an overview of recent activities, like discussions, decisions, and work completed, in one place so it's easily scannable and provides valuable insights to jump back into a portfolio. Smart summaries for portfolios allows you to stay better informed and get up to speed on notable changes quickly, without needing to descend into each project in the portfolio to see what has happened.

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Using smart summaries for portfolios:

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  1. Open your portfolio and navigate to the the Progress tab
  2. Find the Portfolio summary widget at the top and select View summary
  3. Once Asana AI has generated the summary, you will receive an email notification containing the generated output
  4. You can regenerate a smart summary by clicking Refresh summary if you wish to review different outputs
  5. To subscribe to a recurring summary, turn on the Notify me automatically toggle in the bottom left corner of the portfolio summary widget. You should receive a smart summary roughly once per week, as long as there has been sufficient recent activity inside the portfolio.

Note: Portfolio summaries capture activities that occurred in projects within that portfolio. If there are projects within the portfolio that the user does not have access to, smart summaries respects the privacy of those projects and does not pull summary information from them. A smart summary is private to the user who generates it.

Smart summaries in Slack

Stay up to date on task details with Smart summaries directly in Slack. These Ai-generated summaries allows teams to get a quick overview of work happening in a task without having to leave their Slack workspace. Visit this Help Center article for more information on Smart summaries in Slack.

To use Smart summaries in Slack

  1. Copy the task URL and paste it in a Slack channel or direct message.
  2. A task preview will appear. Click Summarize task to generate a task summary.

Note: The task summary is not visible to other members of the slack channel. It is only visible to the user who requested it. Any member of the Slack channel with access to the task will have the option to summarize the task, however the summary itself is only visible to the user that clicked on the Summarize task button.

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