This is a needed feature that shouldn’t take 2 years to implement.
Wait this simple issue of not being able to insert hyperlinks isn’t done yet. Time to move onto a new platform then as Asana obviously doesn’t have the basics yet.
It’a amazing that Basecamp beat Asana to such a simple feature.
Hi folks, and thanks for continuing to comment on this thread and add your votes. I know how popular this request is in the Forum, and while I can’t promise when it will be implemented, I can ensure you that I regularly relay your feedback to our Product Team.
I know this isn’t what you’re all looking for, but just in case you’re not aware about it, hyperlinks can already be used in Text Custom Fields. This allow you to open a link directly by clicking on the custom field (see screenshot below). Again, I’m aware this is not exactly what’s this thread is asking, but this is one step toward making Asana more hyperlink-firendly!
It seems that this post misses the point. The only way it shows the “Visit Link” is when it is a true URL (i.e. http_:\).
We need to be able to follow a URI link. (i.e. C:\users\bob\documents\RequiredFeaturesNeededInAsana.txt)
The key would be to add a link within the description, not as a full URL, but as a bit of text linked to a url.
I’d love this feature as well. It would be very important in our documentation strategy.
Currently shopping for a new PM tool and the lack of this basic feature plus the failure of Asana to properly respond to to the community is going to be a deal breaker for my agency.
Same here, so frustrating. We have over a thousand users and we just made a decision to shut down Asana for our company. Too many missing basic features.
Cannot find or access this “Text Custom Field” feature in my organizations, paid or otherwise. How is it accessed? Is it definitely rolled out to everyone?
If you choose the Text type, you will be able to enter URL links as explained in this article here.
I hope this helps!
Found it, tried it, did not work. The link icon you highlighted did not appear.
Interestingly, the feature you need is present here, in the editor for this comment, so its really easy to do here. Self referential link. You need to go to a developer, tell them exactly how embarrassing and business critical this situation is, show them the “Hyperlink” feature in the editor of comments in this forum. This is not rocket science, this has been available in pretty much every rich text web editor I’ve used in the last 15 years, until Asana. So why it was not included from the beginning it is pretty much beyond my comprehension. If me and my business end up leaving Asana, this will be a big contributing factor.
Please bring in the use of Anchor Text/Hyperlinks. Would clean up interface and save screen real estate, especially when copy and pasting large/long links
Is this in the pipeline?