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Looking like a 32 month interim! :wink:

Is this on the roadmap anywhere?

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I wouldn’t use this feature in most of my tasks but when I need it for specific projects, I really miss it! Having this feature would speed up those workflows by a lot.
I’d love to know where this is on Asana’s roadmap.

Hello Asana, when can we expect this?

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I’m new to Asana, and I may be missing something, but it appears that I have to do them in separate steps. I can’t see a way to comment and attach a file at the same time. In other words, I comment, then I have to attach a file (consequently triggering two notifications, one for the comment, one for uploading the file). Can’t these go together? What am I missing?

The answer is: No.
However, is the real issue the count/frequency of notifications? in which case you might consider changing your notifications settings. Just remember that there are Project-level settings as well as your Profile settings that influence notifications.

I don’t think @Brian_Burch is worried about the frequency, for me it’s about the misleading effect of receiving 2 notifications that actually represent the same idea (comment + attachment).

By providing what is requested in this thread Asana would be resolving the double notifications issue, since the comment+attachment (or comment+image) will be 1, the notification will be 1.

So again, @asana1 when can you provide this?

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Thanks @Juan_Diego. Yes, I’m not worried about notifications, I can manage those. What I’m hoping for is being able to place the pertinent image (.pdf or .png or .jpg) in with the corresponding comment box for clarity in jobs with lots of comments and lots of attached files. Also, I’m hoping that @asana1 is working on having .pdf files display thumbnails similar to .png or .jpg bitmapped files. That’s pretty common and doesn’t seem to be a big technology challenge. Is it on a REV or DEV list?

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+1 agree

Hi there,

I noticed, when we add images or screenshots the chat sessions dont hold them in place rather add them at the bottom of the chat. This becomes a problem because when I go thru the chat, it becomes confusing which image they are refferning.

In Skype, whats up and other common chat messages programs, the images is also part of the conversation , so its easy to understand. Instead of checking all the attachments at the bottom of the chat.


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This would be a very nice addition! At least being able to somehow link to an uploaded file within a task, so that you can open it without scrolling down to the bottom and guessing what file was attached/related to what comment.

Hi @Anthony_Sequeira and welcome to the Asana Forum!

This is actually a popular request in the Forum and we already have an existing thread on this topic, so I’ve gone ahead and merged your post with this existing thread to compile all feedback and votes in one place!


Hi there,

Can you let me know the link to the forum,that has this request?

also another issue is that task are very easily deleted , sometimes the task are deleted by mistake and is not recoverable.




My team just upgraded to Asana Premium and we’re loving it. I’m preaching to the choir, but I would like to add my vote into to have the HTML code adjusted to include an attachment link in the comment field. It kinda makes sense, right? Here is my design and my comment. It’s logical.

@Marie wrote “…and this is definitely something we might look into for future improvements.” was written in February 2018, over a year. I guess might was the operative word.

…or make the link bar sticky.

…or create a key command, which activates the attachment pane, so we don’t have to scroll all the way to the top. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Right? A link to the existing thread would be helpful. :roll_eyes:

HI @Dimitry :wave:t3:

Thanks for the mention and for sharing your feedback with us. We’re aware that this is a popular request among our Forum members and while we reconsider it ahead of each roadmap, it hasn’t been yet prioritized. I can’t promise when this will be implemented, but I can ensure you that I’m closely following on this topic and representing your voice internally.

@Anthony_Sequeira; this is the thread I’m referring to! You initially created this post Chat session - images as part of the conversation and I merge it into the thread you’re reading now which already had many replies and vites :slight_smile:

I would like to provide direction via a comment on a task and provide a markup pdf or etc to that comment. Instead each attachment is a comment in the thread.

the reason is my vendor uses this as notification because he doesn’t sit in asana all day, he’s in it just for us. So, if we are in a rush I have to contact him via other methods because currently asana spams with email.

I have read the other threads and I know there are various solutions but they all require people learn the quirk of asana or zip files first. Why not make the experience more like what people are used to by having a comment/post include an attachment?

Welcome to the Forum @steven.laster and thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to provide us with some extra information on why this would be a helpful improvement for you!

I completely understand where you are coming from. This is a known topic in the Forum and something our team is aware of. Hopefully this is something we can implement in a near future!

In the meantime, I’ve gone ahead and merged your post with the main thread to consolidate feedback and votes! And while I can’t promise when this will be implemented, I’ll make sure to update this thread as soon as I have more information about it!

I have always had the issue of giving/receiving feedback on specific images in Asana. I was wondering if you could insert images in a comment inside the task that requires to have image(s) Like a link to the image? Well, maybe something, as they do in Trello, which makes it very easy to communicate, especially speaking from a designer standpoint,

For example like I’m presenting multiple designs ideas and sometimes I need to refer to a certain image/file to comment about inside the Asana task and when working on bigger projects (20 plus images) it gets hard to refer to specific designs in comments. I think this could help expedite a lot of projects.


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Hi @Maher_Sinjary and thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us! This is quite a popular request in the forum, and we have an existing topic, so I’ve gone ahed and merged your post with the existing thread to consolidate feedback!

Specifically in description and comment boxes, but really anywhere you can put text like Conversations too.

Often when laying out the details of a task or project it is beneficial to include images. Currently, if you’re typing up a longer story or response you have to say something like “See attached Image.” This gets even more cumbersome if you need to reference multiple attachments. It would be great if we could simply embed an image right in with the text. Basecamp and most other PM software I’ve used work this way.

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