Ability to create multiple blank Subtasks by pressing Enter disappeared

subtasks
#1

Hello,

From a Parent Task, once a single Subtask was created, you could press enter and create as many Subtasks as you’d like. Now you are limited to one blank task after a Subtask that has content in it. It turned out to be a widely used feature in our teams. Over 75% of our internal members use this feature. Would be nice to have it back and/or understand why it was deprecated.

Thanks,

J

#2

I am just curious, what did you use it for?

#3

If you just type one space in the subtask’s name field after you create it, that will allow you to create multiple seemingly-blank subtasks just as before.

The reason for the change is that Asana found that because it’s so easy to accidentally create a blank task - for example, if you just hit “Enter” after you type a task’s name, which is a not-uncommon reflex, then you’ve accidentally created a new task - they wanted to take some steps to cut down the number of blank subtasks.

(Just search for “blank task” here in the forum and you’ll find a number of threads where people are complaining about “why do I have all of these inadvertent blank subtasks?!?!?” :slight_smile: )

2 Likes