Get help from Asana Intelligence to respond in just the right tone

Introducing Asana Smart Editor, part of Asana’s latest AI features release. Ensure your responses are precise and to the point by simply clicking the 3-star icon when writing descriptions or comments. In comments, hover over to see the option “Edit Writing”; if you are in task descriptions, click and then select “Edit Writing” from the options.

Asana will then conduct a brief check for spelling and grammar. It will automatically correct any errors, such as capitalization, spelling (e.g., ‘likelihood’), and quotation marks. For someone like myself this is so valuable as I am terrible at spelling and grammar, it has never been my strong point, and I do not want anything to get lost in translation (plus we all like to look good!)

Next, a pop-up named “Tone and Length” will appear on the left side of the box. Here, you can adjust the tone to Direct, Polite, Professional, Casual, or Friendly. This makes it easy to convey your message appropriately for your audience and company. Depending on who I am addressing in the comments or who is the destined assignee I might opt for a more professional tone (with the CEO or stakeholders) vs a more friendly tone (with a direct colleague).

If you’re dissatisfied with the changes made, you can always click ‘discard’ on the right of the box to revert to the original text. Conversely, if you’d like to proceed with the revised version from the writing assistant, click “Replace”. This will then replace the writing that you had previously with the new (and hopefully improved!) version by the Asana Smart Editor.

Few extra points of note:

  • It works with bullet points and tables (it keeps the bullets in place but removes the table)
  • Always read before you post
  • Subtask description and comments box has this too
  • There is a minimum that it will read and change (roughly a ten word sentence)
  • Provide feedback to improve the Asana AI experience, see how in this article.