Auto Assign User to Task


Hi all,

I have 2 different Projects. Tal’s To Do List and Hope’s To Do List.

Is there a way to auto assign Tal and Hope in their respective projects when I create a new task?

Thanks in advance!


Hey Tal

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to auto-assign tasks that you create in Projects in Asana, but there are a couple of tricks you might want to use:

  1. Any task created in your My Tasks list or using the QuickAdd button at the top of your screen will automatically be assigned to you.

  2. If you’re creating a whole list of tasks for another team member, you can multi-select these tasks then assign them in bulk (

Hope this helps!


Hello, we have an organization with many departments. Please let us know if there is a way that tasks under a specific project can be “auto” assigned to the person that is in charge of managing this project. Currently, when tasks are added to the project, they are left unassigned until a manager assigns it. But for many projects, there is one person in-charge of executing the task. It would be great if all incoming requests can be auto-assigned to the person in charge without a manager going in every day to handle task assignments that could be handled automatically. Thank you.


Hi @CANN_Media, Michael here from the Asana support team here.

As @KaylaT noted above, while this type of automation isn’t possible in-product, it absolutely is if you’re able to use our API. This may require the work of a developer, who would be able to create a bot to assign tasks in randomize/round robin fashion.

In the mean time, I also want to take this opportunity to familiarize you with our Developers & API section of the Asana community (, which will prove to be an invaluable resource to crowd source knowledge from fellow developers using our API about making this possible. Additionally, I’m sure there are a number of folks with whom you could also engage with that you could probably commission to make this happen for you and your team :slight_smile:

Hope this adds a bit of clarity with regard to what’s possible!