"Direct embedding" in tasks, the complete list

Hi all :wave:

I’m on a mission to catalog every format that can be seamlessly embedded into Asana tasks (and project brief) without the need for integration. I mean, drop a link, and like magic, Asana instantly displays the file right inside the task. Since I couldn’t find a comprehensive source, I’ve decided to build one. :wink:


:white_check_mark: Direct embedding works seamlessly
:orange_square: Direct embedding not functional

  • Video
    • :white_check_mark: Loom
    • :white_check_mark: Youtube
    • :white_check_mark: Vimeo
  • Design & Charts
    • :white_check_mark: Figma
    • :white_check_mark: Miro
    • :white_check_mark: InVision
    • :white_check_mark: Looker
    • :orange_square: Adobe Creative Cloud
    • :orange_square: Lucidchart
    • :yellow_square: Canva (seems bugged, “Forbidden (403)”)
Other tested formats
  • Cloud files
    • :orange_square: Google Drive
    • :orange_square: Box
    • :orange_square: Dropbox
    • :orange_square: OneDrive and SharePoint
  • Communication
    • :orange_square: Slack
    • :orange_square: Microsoft Teams
  • CRM & Mailing
    • :orange_square: Salesforce
    • :orange_square: Mailchimp
  • Developers
    • :orange_square: Github
📸 Screenshots

# Details

Category = Video


With viewing rights:

Without viewing rights:



Category = Design






Feel free to share other formats, and I will add them to the list :rocket:

Link towards the French translation of that article "Intégration directe" dans les tâches, la liste complète


Hi @Marie :wave:
I’m never sure where to put such articles. Forum leaders only? Or other categories?
Thanks :wink:

@Arthur_BEGOU great initiative!

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Your post is currently hidden in a private category, the Forum Leader Tips for me is the right category.


Thanks for creating this tip, @Arthur_BEGOU! As Bastien said, the Forum Leaders tips category is the right place to publish all your tips! :slight_smile:

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Kudos for this work, @Arthur_BEGOU! :clap:

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How about Canva? Anyone else use that?

For me, it does create a direct embed but it never “works”, it always shows a Forbidden (403) Canva page as the embed.

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Hi @Dyani and thanks for pointing that out; and indeed, I have the same issue, even with public links

Wow, this is clear! Thank you for putting this know-how together @Arthur_BEGOU :clap:

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Ok so it’s not just something weird on my end then! That’s exactly what happens for me no matter what permissions I put on the link.

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hi Emily! Does your team have a solution or are they looking into the Canva Forbidden (403) error message that pops up when we try to embed a canva design into an Asana task? thank you!


Since the new full screen views are now available, the “direct embedding” formats become more functional.
Especially the “Wide” or “Description” view allow a real full screen immersion into your file.

Example (this is a task view!)

Let’s hope Asana expands the list with more supported formats :wink: