Default assignee

+1! Add the option to assign all new tasks to myself.

Recently started using Asana again after some time away from digital projects. I can’t believe this isn’t a default option, without upgrading to the Business plan and creating rules. Really?

What is a very simple coding task (allow or no) is ignored and/or included in an upgrade for some reason. Let’s be reasonable.

I know the minority might not like tasks assigned to them automagically, but the majority does.

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.

COMPLETELY agree. One should have the option. Most of my tasks are for me too. Annoying to have to take the extra step to assign to myself.

If there’s any reason why Asana could be clunky to use, it’s definitely THIS. This is a feature request for years now. I believe this project management tool is created for efficiency, and not having the option to make tasks automatically assign to you as an individual user (and not a team) is highly inefficient. It makes it redundant having to select each task just to assign to myself. Subtasks you assign to yourself also don’t show up on the calendar. It’s hard to recommend a tool to colleagues when I can personally see the flaw from a user’s experience.

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This is crippling my ability to use the platform - adding myself to the list of 100+ who want this.

Currently we can add a Rule to a project that assigns a newly created task to a specific user (via a text box). Could I suggest (sorry if it’s already been given) to expand this functionality to change the assignee to the creator of the task? That way, it could be used only on projects where that makes sense, not across the board. Also, if people want more customization, we could allow the trigger (“Task has been created”) to also specify an optional Section to look for. If not present, all tasks on that project would be affected by the rule.

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+1. Migrated to a simpler but powerful competitor (Sunsama) because of small issues like this that Asana has never dealt with. Still, some teams force me to use Asana, and this is still an issue years later.


Common guys, can we already have this? I use it only for me! :stuck_out_tongue:

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BIG +1 in fact… crank it up to +11 =)

Another big +1.

In a team of one it is an unnecessary additional step that is very easy to skip over - the result being occasionally missing daily tasks when working from the calendar view of My Tasks - this is essential - please, please add!

+1 here

Just delved into Asana to help better manage personal projects, and I find the lack of this feature quite the dealbreaker when it comes to considering the paid tiers. +1 from me.

Hey evrybody, i also would like to set a default assignee for new tasks

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I’m a new user and just recoiled in horror that I have to manually add myself to tasks I create, and that there is no way to assign a default. Add another vote for me. Thank you.

Baby start-up company of 1 person here. I’ve just started using Asana and loving it over Trello for the project management and task list integration BUT found having to individually assign subtasks to myself a real drag. I’m not a business customer YET as my budget for getting started is all spent up but that’s not to say I won’t become a paying customer as my business develops. Sad that there isn’t a real work around, other than creating tasks in My Tasks and then having to assign them to the correct projects - just swings and roundabouts when it comes to the ineffienciency of unnecessary button clicking.

+1 for implementation of a default assignee function on behalf of all the companies of a single person. Pretty please, lovely Asana peeps.

+1 from me too! Have used Asana for years now, both while at an agency and now as a freelancer. Would love the platform to be more inclusive of solo businesses.

Yes, just signed up and wish this was a featured, as I am currently a company of 1.

Count me in as another “how is this not already a thing” vote.

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The ability to assign a default assignee greatly reduces the risk of forgetting a very crucial tasks. We should be able to turn the option on and off. The lack of this feature is the NUMBER ONE reason I keep trying other applications.

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