Coming soon! Connected work links! 🔗

Hi Asana Community!

It’s Erica, a Product Marketing Manager here on the Communications team. I wanted to share that connected work links are coming soon to the Asana web, desktop, and mobile apps! Connected work links provide context and access to related work, so your team can move faster!

How are connected work links created?

Connected work links are automatically created when a user @ mentions a task, status update, message, or goal in Asana. These links will appear in the activity feed of the work graph object that has been mentioned. They are tagged with a ↔ symbol.

In this example, Neel references a task in his comment

Neel’s reference appears in the activity feed of that task


How can I interact with connected work links?

There is no limit to the # of connected work links that can appear in the activity feed. Clicking on a specific connected work link will bring you the task, status update, message, or goal in Asana that has been @ mentioned.

Just like other items that appear in the activity feed, connected work links can be deleted manually.


Who can see connected work links?

Connected work links can only be seen by users who have access to the task, status update, message, or goal in Asana in which has been @ mentioned. Users who don’t have access will not see anything. This works similarly to multi-homing - when a task is multi-homed into a new project, only users with access will see that project appear in the list of ‘Projects’.

In this example, Neel has access to the ‘Q3 staffing plan’ task, and thus is able to see the connected work link in the activity feed

Sue does not have access to the ‘Q3 staffing plan’ task, and thus is not able to see the connected work link in the activity feed


Connected work links will be available to all customers in Asana in a couple of days. We will post an update in this thread as soon as we launch it!

If you have questions or feedback about this new feature, we’d love to hear from you!

Thanks!

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This ability needs to be removed. Having audit metadata able to be removed is not good.

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I am still trying to grasp what you mean by “connected work links” but I’m hoping you mean we can finally create links to the work files on our server just like we do in Microsoft Teams or Outlook:
for example
\xyzcompany.com\at\ATL\22\0035\00__Formal_Milestone_Deliverables\2022-05-26_Permit_Documents

Is that what Connected work links means? (I saw several other requests for this feature in the forum quite some time ago.

Thanks for the clarification in advance!

This can be the start of something Transformative!
Is there a plan to build a visual graph to see all the connections?

Thanks for your feedback @Getz_Pro! As it stands, connected work links can only be deleted by the user who @ mentioned a task, status update, message, or goal in Asana. We don’t have immediate plans to remove this option but I will make sure to share your feedback with our Product Team!

@Scott_Mizée connected work links are automatically created in the activity feed when a user @ mentions a task, status update, message, or goal in Asana. They are tagged with a ↔ symbol. These links are not related to work files on Microsoft Teams or Outlook. See another example below:

@Eden this is a great idea! We don’t have plans to implement a visual graph, but feel free to create a new thread in our #product-feedback category, so other users can upvote for this feature too. We will also let you in that thread if we have any news in the future :slight_smile:

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This is great. Thanks for sharing this launch.

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