approval subtasks are shown as regular tasks when user has comment privliges

Briefly describe (1-2 sentences) the Bug you’re experiencing:

When I have an approval subtask in a parent task only users with edit permissions on the board can see it as an approval task, users with comment permissions see it as a regular task that was completed regardless of the value in the approval task.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. create two users on a board, one with comment access, the other with edit access
  2. create a task
  3. create an approval subtask
  4. user with edit access sets the approval task to “changes requested”
  5. user with comment access will not see it reflected on their side (they will see a misleading green checkmark)

Browser version:

Asana desktop app: current release (4/12/22)
Chrome: 100.0.4896.75

Upload screenshots below:

Request Change Status

edit access

comment access


Reject status

edit access

comment access


Oh good catch! Not sure if this is considered a bug, but worth mentionning.

Approvals either rejected or approved are considered completed, so it does make sense technically, there is no error, but ones would like to see the actual approval decision indeed.

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Thanks for flagging this, @Yoni_Sidi! Our Product team are aware of this and are currently working on it.

I’ll let you know as soon as I have any updates :slight_smile:


I understand your distinction, this may be a feature enhancement.

I couldnt understand why other board members were acting as if a task could move on in the process flow when i could see it wasnt approved. only after we screenshared on something else did I notice that they were seeing a different reality than me.

Any update on this? It’s pretty important to our workflow.

Checking in once more. Anything on this?

Hi @Rebecca_McGrath are there any new updates or updated timelines regarding this issue resolve being in beta or production?

Hi @Yoni_Sidi, @Jeff_Gibbard1, we don’t have any updates as of yet but I will comment on this thread as soon as we do!

Thanks for your patience here :slight_smile:

Hi everyone! This is just a quick note to let you know this issue should be now resolved. Please let us know if you still experience any problems and we are happy to investigate further :slight_smile:

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