Coming soon: Asana redesign to help you find what you need quickly and easily

This is great! :partying_face:
Will there be any changes to the mobile experience?


What is the status of this update, and when will it be available to everyone?

Hello @Goran_Milic, we’re still in the testing phase. We hope to roll this update out to all customers in the next few weeks. I will post an update eon this thread as soon as that’s the case!


The new sidebar menu design was just released to our organization, and we love it! Great work Asana. :clap:

I have the new side bar and my projects have been DELETED and I only have 10. NOT 10 that I picked but Asana selected.
This is client work that is GONE. 1000s of hours!!! WHY???
There was no letting me select which 10 projects! This is NOT COOL!!!

Hi @Holly_Weidman , welcome to the forum :wave:
Have you had a chance to look at your ‘Starred’ section in the sidebar? This used to be your ‘Favorites’ section where you likely had the projects you are looking for.

You can read more about the changes in a post I created to help teams prepare for the new sidebar redesign here: ✅ Ultimate Guide to the new Sidebar redesign: Get your team prepared!

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I hope this is just because @Holly_Weidman can’t find them rather than her projects having been deleted. Thought I have to say that I would only be half surprised if this is actually the case. Asana’s control and testing of new features are very questionable.

Good luck Holly.

@Richard_Sather Sorry but this is a very unsatisfying answer. I use favorites for my key projects but do you know how many projects my company uses on a daily basis and how many teams we have created to sort things the best we could? This would be impossible to work with all those projects as favourite but it would also be impossible or very difficult to work if they were not there sorted in the sidebar.
The starred section is clearly not a one fit all solution…

I have been reading “the guide” a few times and I’m still worried about this change coming as I know it won’t fit my company’s real needs and will require 50 people to learn again new processes to work with Asana. I’m glad some people are welcoming open harm to those changes, believe that not everybody does… unfortunately.

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Hi @Davy_Dadou , I think you have misread my reply to @Holly_Weidman . I was not implying that the ‘Starred’ section should be used for all projects. It still remains to be used as the ‘Favorites’ section was, so I’m just simply pointing that out.

I can empathise that your company has numerous teams and projects that you will no longer see at first glance by having them all expanded in the sidebar. But I support Asana’s design choice as this is a step forward towards a cleaner sidebar with less clutter and endless scrolling through expanded Teams. I personally always had all Teams collapsed so the flyout menus are now a bonus, but that is just my personal experience.

Every change can be challenging and I’m sure that this one will be no exception. I am simply offering advice and support to make it a little easier. I have spent the past weeks providing the same to all my clients that are raising the same questions. It will take some time for everyone to adapt, but that is expected.


Hello Richard,
No, I’ve reviewed all of the side bar.
Starrd has three projects.
But under neither has the actual list of other projects.
Only 10 exist and all my others are deleted, gone, and I’m very upset by this. It represents so much work for me and for clients!!!


@Holly_Weidman While I understand this update shook up your personal organization, I’m confident your projects haven’t been deleted, they’re just not visible from your sidebar anymore, which I can understand is confusing at first. Have you tried to search for them via the Search bar? Do you see any results there?

I also see you reached out to our support team. Could you send another email at with examples of projects you cannot locate? If you could provide a couple of titles, our team will be able to search for them and figure out how you can access them again.

I truly hope they haven’t been.
But searching for projects that I don’t remember the names to isn’t going to help me. I have clients that come and go and so I put some work in Archieve, it is much easier for me to click up the project tab, See all, that to search for something I’ve forgotten about the name.
I’ve already emailed support.


I sent in a similar concern. Thank you for reiterating it.

@Holly_Weidman if you’re looking for a list of archived projects, you can find all of your archived projects under the home screen of each Team, click on the Team first on the sidebar, and then click the “Filter” button above the list of projects and select the “Archived Projects.”

I hope that solves your issue.


We don’t like the projects section. We can’t list all projects, we can’t reorder them, iterate through them… It’s frustating and it takes much longer to manage projects and tasks with a large amount of projects.

We usually review all the projects weekly to check new tasks, estimate, assign, … We can’t do that anymore, we are forced to search for each one of the projects with the risk of forgetting one or more projects.

I hope you bring back the possibility of listing all the projects in the Sidebar.


The sidebar is no longer usable. We should be able to retain the option to organize our projects manually vs ‘recent’ or ‘top.’ I have to take many more steps now to find a list of active projects. The sidebar should be able to display all of my active projects and in the order I choose. Before it was simple: ‘show more’ and ‘show archived’ and then I could manually sort the order.

Please give us the additional option to display the projects manually. I’m very disappointed in losing this simple yet important tool.


I have several workspaces. In one space new dasign was delivered. On another i dont know how turn it on

It’s still being rolled out to all workspaces. There’s no way to turn it on but it’ll arrive in your other workspace, likely sometime soon.

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We’ve been using the new sidebar for a while and in general my team seems to like it.

One piece of functionality I have been missing though: it used to be that I could right-click on a project in the sidebar and open it in a new tab. This was useful during some of our planning sessions when I wanted to review what was currently in-flight against priority candidates, for example.

Since the right-click now shows a menu specific to the project, I can’t do this anymore. I would love if y’all could add an “Open project in new tab” option to that right-click menu to enable this navigation again. I’ve ended up using the “Copy project link” option, manually opening a new tab, and pasting that link in, but having a built-in option to do this would be handy.

@Sassafras On our workspace, I can right-click on a project on the sidebar, and there is an option to “Open in a new tab.” There is a good chance that it’s on the testing phase, and they haven’t rolled that out to all workspaces.

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