Completed tasks notifications in the Inbox should be automatically archived

It would be helpful if completed tasks didn’t appear in the Inbox or could be filtered out. If I’ve completed it, in my mind I’m done with it. Having it to clear it from the Inbox is redundant.

If you completed the task yourself, it does appear in the Inbox, does it? :thinking:

@Bastien_Siebman It could re-appear if someone makes a comment on this task! :slight_smile: @Crystal_Fernandes-Ha Thanks for the feedback!

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Yes @Marie but the notification will be about the comment, not the completeness isn’t it?

@Marie I’d expect it to show up again if someone comments or likes it, but that’s not my experience.
If I complete the task, it’s showing up in my Inbox I believe as the due date approaches, which is just clutter.
Attached is a perfect example. That task was assigned to me on Feb 2, I completed Feb 9, and today it’s in my Inbox even though it’s complete. There are no additional comments or likes.Asana%20Task%20Complete%20Inbox
Thanks guys!

I have the same experience. Notifications for tasks that I have completed remain in the inbox.

I completed the task, there has been no activity on the task, the message in my inbox regarding this task states “You have a task due September 10 (2 days ago)”. I expect this message to not be appear in my inbox.

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Hi @Tim_Phillips and welcome to the Community Forum! Can you confirm if the notifications re-appears after you cleared it from your Inbox and completed the task?

When completing a task, notification won’t automatically clear up from your Inbox, but they should not re-appear after you clear them from your Inbox (unless someone comments or likes the completed task).

Hi @Marie, thanks for the response. If I archive the notification in my inbox and then complete a task, it does not return.

When completing a task, the notification doesn’t automatically archive, that’s my issue. It is redundant to have to complete the task and also archive the notification.

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Got it @Tim_Phillips, thanks for clarifying! Hopefully this is something we can implement in the future! :crossed_fingers:t3:

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This issue really annoys me, too. Whenever I’ve completed a bunch of tasks, my inbox becomes obfuscated with no-longer-relevant tasks that I have to manually archive, one by one. This creates needless busywork for me, and forces my attention away from the tasks that actually matter (ie. incomplete tasks).

The completed tasks remain in the inbox even if I refresh Asana or close and restart it. I really hope you address this. It’s unnecessary UX friction, and is a design flaw, in my opinion.

One way to fix the issue would be to have the inbox automatically archive completed tasks, as Crystal suggested. This could possibly be an opt-in feature that you can turn on in the settings, for those people who do like seeing completed tasks in their inbox (I’m guessing these are in the minority, but they surely exist, and their experience shouldn’t be forcibly changed)

Another way to fix the issue would be to add an Archive Completed button to the top of the inbox, alongside the current Archive All button. Since this would be a manual process that was explicitly user-initiated, this button should have an extra power: it should archive not just tasks that the user completed herself, but also tasks that were completed by others (this is what the user would expect of a button called “archive completed” anyway, and would provide an extra level of tidiness).

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I’m still new to Asana, and was surprised to see completed tasks in my In Box. I thought I might have missed an option or setting to remove completed tasks from my inbox.

I’d like to see a toggle for “Show Current Tasks / Show Completed Tasks / Show All Tasks”
and an option to retain individual completed tasks in the In Box.

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I’m all for this being changed as I waste a lot of time clearing dead tasks from my inbox when I could use that time to shake up the world! I notice (and am surprised) that there is only 1 vote for this to be changed, though. Please vote if you want this improved!

I went from being an avid user of the “Inbox” functionality to not using it whatsoever anymore because of this. The far majority of my Inbox consists of “completed” tasks with a few incomplete tasks. I want to “archive” all tasks that are complete (or preferably have them automatically archived if completed).

Shocked that this thread exists and yet it has been this way for so long.

Has anyone else totally stopped using the Inbox functionality because of this? Especially on a small team where you are the main one using Asana, this information is just so much redundant.

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I no longer use the inbox either. It’s useless and a waste of my time to have to sort through completed tasks.

How do you know there was a comment on something for example? :thinking:

@Bastien_Siebman If someone comments on a task I’ve completed that has been archived, it’ll appear in the inbox. However, that isn’t the issue at hand. What everyone is asking is why are tasks not being auto-archived after being completed?

In the images below, both tasks were completed two days ago but are still present at the top of my inbox:

Whatever that case may be, it doesn’t excuse that fact that, even after a year of complaints, Asana has yet to addressed and fix what seems to be nothing more than a simple coding issue.

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