Ability to expand/contract all subtasks in task list at once

Just searched for an ‘expand all’ feature i Asana and found this post. I also think this would be an extremely useful add in. Lets hope my comment creates a tipping point :slight_smile:


Are no product managers paying attention to this feed?

Welcome to the Asana Community Forum @anon98270171!
They are monitoring just not commenting on every „I want this“ or „+1“ comment…

Just have a look at the release notes and you will see how many feature are actually being launched, including many from posts that had hundreds of votes :slight_smile:

Hi @anon98024087, welcome to the Asana Community Forum! :raising_hand_man: Feel free to upvote at the top of this thread if you’ve not already done so. :arrow_up::+1:

Does anyone know if this new update allows the user to do this (namely, save view with subtasks visible)?

Asking because my Asana platform hasn’t received the update yet.

I also need this feature. When I try to ctrl + f to search something, it doesn’t search the collapsed items, which is pointless because then I have to open every drop down to see all subtasks so that I can search it. If there was an easy way to open all subtasks at once, then I could ctrl + f easily.

I’m surprised this basic functionality doesn’t exist.

You know what else doesn’t exist? The ability to show the exact time (not just the date) that a task is due. I have several sequential items all due on the same day, but in order to see the times they’re due, I have to click on each item individually. As soon as I click on the next item to look at the time, I can no longer see the time for the old item. So there is absolutely no way for me to see all the due times at once. What’s the point of even having that field then? Anyway, that’s not why I’m here. I’m here because I would love a way to expand all subtasks, or close all, similar to excel or google sheets pivot tables.

Each day, I discover some basic functionality that Asana doesn’t have and each day, I’m just as dumbfounded as before.

This post is over 3 years old, are we ever going to get this feature? Seems like enough people think it is a good idea, disappointed in asana for not adding this simple feature yet.


Would love an Expand All as well! It would be great for it to be an option to have everything expanded upon opening the project.

Hi David,
This feature request is supported by very many users.
I do understand not every wish will be executed.
I do not understand the reason WHY this very high rated request is not executed the last 3 years: technical issues? capacity?

3 years and this isn’t a feature yet. A toggle option would be good.

Agree 100% this would be valuable and save project managers many mouseclicks.

Any news on this feature?

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Hello @asana team. I just upvoted. This feature would be a really great incremental value add.

Yes pleae Asana

I assumed this would be a feature from day one. I can only now assume that Asana does not actually read these streams, and likely doesn’t use their own software.


@Stefan_van_Boxtel, I hear your frustration and I hope you voted at the top of the thread because I know that Asana has a detailed process for evaluating Forum and other feedback. And they do rely on their own software.



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LOL, this issue is 3 years old with 675 votes.

ZERO chance Asana evaluates the Forums for feedback.

Instead, they implemented an AI assistant which doesn’t work, for which we provided multiple and specific examples to them of where it provided incorrect project status information.

But… still can’t expand all sections and sub-tasks.

Hi @Jeremy_Hunter, thanks for the candid feedback. I can assure you that our team does consider the community Forum feedback. I’m sorry to hear you don’t feel this way!

At Asana, our goal is to create a product that empowers our users and helps them work more efficiently. We are dedicated to making improvements based on user feedback, and we are constantly evolving to meet the needs of our diverse user base. We do take feedback requests in the Forum and across other channels seriously, and they play an important role in shaping the future of Asana. I recommend you checking this thread where we share more details: How Asana co-creates our product with customers

You can also find all community requests that have been implemented in the :rocket: Features Launched category.

In regard to the ability to expand and collapse all subtasks at once in List view, we don’t have immediate plans to implement this option. You can add the subtask to the project to always have it visible in list view. Here is a workaround using bookmarklets.

I hope this helps, and thanks again for your feedback. If you have any other specific questions, please feel free to reach out to me. I’m only a DM away!


I’d like to add my vote to this particular feature request, but Emily from Asana’s response above seems to suggest this isn’t on the cards in the short to medium term, despite the interest from the user community.

This is a key feature - for projects with several dozen tasks and multiple tasks lists it is far too onerous to expand every list and subtask one by one. Other tools do this by default or with a keyboard shortcut. What used to take me one click or no clicks at all in other tools now take several clicks and adds considerable time to what used to take no time at all.