How to move tasks to a different project

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#1

How do you move already existent tasks from one project to another? I don’t want to copy the task, I just want to move them to a different project. I don’t want them live in 2 places, just the 1 project.

It seems that this option isn’t available, which becomes problematic if the tasks are already being worked on, but aren’t located in the correct project. Is there a workaround to this?


#2

Hi @Sabrina_Pfeiffer. What you’re looking for is commonly called “multihoming” in Asana. You can simply add the task to another project then remove it from the project you do not want it associated with any longer.

Here’s more information on how to add a task to multiple projects: https://asana.com/guide/videos/multi-home

Once you’ve added it to the project you want it in, simply click the “x” beside the project you do not want it in to remove it from that project.


#3

Hi @Sabrina_Pfeiffer

If you want a _really _quick way of moving tasks from one project to another, I’ve discovered that you can drag them straight across. Select all of the tasks you want to move, then simply drag them over to the other project in the sidebar. They’ll automatically be placed at the top of the other project, so you’ll just need to reorder them.

Done!


#5

Hey @Sabrina_Pfeiffer, Michael from Asana here :wave:

These are great recommendations! Based on how you wish to use this Task, it sounds like both @Crystal_Alifanow (multi-home) & @Mark_Hudson’s(drag & drop) suggestions would work perfectly.

If you do choose to follow go the route @Crystal_Alifanow recommended, it is really important to keep her warning in mind when removing the multi-homed Task from the original project, per the screenshot she provided, rather than deleting the Task. Doing so will delete the Task from all the spaces in which it appears.

Hope this helps!


#6

I don’t understand. When I do this it copies the task in other project. But if I delete it, then it deletes from BOTH projects. This is enormously frustrating. Shouldn’t moving a task be a one-step deal???


#7

Seriously. How do I MOVE a task? I am not going to read your documentation all afternoon (although I’ve already been through much of it).


#8

@Kirsten_Loop did you try the multi-home option as described above rather than dragging and dropping?