Ability to work on all levels of subtask from List view

Is there an update on implementing this Feature? Having Multiple layers of subtasks will be beneficial from a project management overview as some of my projects are consisting of multiple teams that have a multi tier process to complete the OVERALL project.


It must be part of the concept of Asana to show only one level of sub-tasks. Otherwise users could get overwhelmed. They want to protect us from this!
But often I have also the feeling that they (Asana Team) do not want to implement new features any more. But I can be completely wrong with this.

New user here. Wondering on status of this capability? I want to start managing projects in Asana rather than Smartsheet but without multi-level view in list form (Task, Subtask, Subtask of Subtask, etc) I’m not sure I want to anymore.

Ability to see the full heirarchy of my project in list view: project/Section/Task/Subtask/Sub-
Subtask/Sub-Sub-Subtask/and so on

I would like to see all sububtasks of subtasks in the list view. This should be collapsible and will make it easier to update a task and all its sub-sub-sub components.

The Jira “Structure” feature is a perfect example of what im suggesting. If the team can replicate this, I would be most happy!



This is a must. It’s really painful to navigate complex projects.


Hi @Emily_Roman, are we any closer to this feature? It would honestly be a game changer for Asana

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Hello, is there any update on the development of this feature? It is so hard to get to nested subtasks in complex projects, it’s imposible to navigate and a total waste of time. A tree structure like the Jira shared above would be ideal.

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I also would love the ability to see the full hierarchy of my project in list view: project/Section/Task/Subtask/Sub-
Subtask/Sub-Sub-Subtask/and so on

Any update on adding this feature? Honestly this make’s Asana seem like a lite version of every other project management tool

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Hi, I know that this was originally from April 2020, but hoping someone is still monitoring this thread.
Whilst I agree with others, this is sorely needed and is a standard in every other CRM that I have used, I am now not able to use the triangle dropdown?
It seems to have disappeared, is there a reason for this, that would have been massively helpful, even though it didn’t go far enough, just seeing that would have helped, but it seems we’re going backwards instead of forwards if it’s been removed.
Can you tell us how we can do this now please.

Welcome, @Denise_Fowler,

I bet you do not see the expand/collapse arrows because you have your project filtered or sorted. It only works when neither is applied. You may want to vote here:



Thank you, yes, I do have them filtered so that I only see uncompleted tasks, which obviously is important, but it was the sort feature that blocked it, what a pain! I’ve voted, thank you so much

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Thanks, @Denise_Fowler. Yes, fortunately at least the incompleted filter doesn’t cause an issue but some of the other filters do, like sort.


Would love to see this feature implemented. The ability to expand/collapse subtasks at all levels from the List view would do wonders for speeding up managing the tasks within a project.

Hi everyone. Trying to explore options for scheduling tasks with my team and hitting a roadblock.

My team would like to have a one-stop-shop page to add dependencies and schedule tasks and their subtasks. Some tasks may need 2-3 layers of subtasks. Smartsheet does this well, where you can expand every layer of task and quickly add in dependencies and timelines.

While Asana is doing fine with the task and subtask 1 level (by clicking the little black triangle to expand the parent task), I can’t seem to be able to expand subtask 1 level. Having to click through the detail panel is time consuming and cumbersome.

Ideally, I basically want Excel/Smartsheet functionality in the list view. The ability to see every single line of task in one place to quickly set dependencies and schedule.

Am I missing something?

Thank you!

(In this poor drawing, would love to see an expansion arrow for each layer of subtasks in the list view.)

P.S., Would also love to have the duration column from the Gantt in list view as well.

Hello @happybunnyflower,

Have a look at this feedback request thread

I think that is what you are interested in?
If so then I‘ll merge your post into this thread.

And here is another interesting one.

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Hi @Andrea_Mayer - the first link you posted is indeed the same request. Thank you.

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Merged @happybunnyflower. Don’t forget to vote (see top of the thread)

The absence of this is super painful. Good people at Asana, please consider including this in your feature rollout plan.


This is a really key feature for us that is missing.

This feature is desperately needed. I am still on my trial of Asana, and this would be a determining factor to whether or not I stay here or find another solution

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