Include Overdue Tasks in Daily Summary

It would be useful to see overdue tasks in the Daily Summary email that Asana sends out.

The Asana Email Notifications page indicates that they are not currently included: “Overdue tasks will not appear in Daily Summary emails.”

The problem with that is that, unless a user is constantly monitoring their My Tasks list, they can easily miss the fact that they have overdue tasks. Adding them to the Daily Summary email would seem to be a simple solution to that.

Welcome to the Forum @wwwKris and thanks for your feedback; we’ll take it onboard for future updates!

Hey @Marie - I’m coming in late to the party again, but I wanted to put in an additional request for the “Daily Summary” - which is to include a Summary of Inbox notifications.

Whenever I do roll-out of Asana with new users, I always stress the 2 most critical places to go everyday are My Tasks, and their Inbox. So if the Daily Summary email mirrored that it would be super helpful - showing users a rundown of their Tasks, and new Inbox comments/activity.

AND I agree with @wwwKris that Overdue Tasks should absolutely be included in this Summary. I’m actually quite surprised they’re not and don’t totally understand what the thinking is behind leaving them off.

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Thanks @Joel_Charles, I think it a great idea! Especially if you rely heavily on email notifications. I’ve gone ahead and escalated a task to our Product so they can keep this in mind for the future!

Were you responding to posts on Christmas?!

Thanks for passing this along. I totally understand Asana’s stance that users should be encouraged to NOT rely on emails, and I also agree with that (personally I have all email notifications turned off). But the Daily Summary seems like a good “snapshot” for new users or those who slow to adopt. And for those users, having Inbox messages would be a great addition and I think it would give anyone everything they need to see at a glance.

Merry Christmas!

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In the Home view I would like the “Tasks due soon” section to show not only upcoming tasks but also tasks that are overdue. I think this would make more sense, as you would have to complete overdue tasks most urgently as well.

How can this be done?

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Welcome to the Forum @bjoern and thanks for your feedback; I’ve moved your post to the #productfeedback to allow you and other users to vote for this feature request! :slight_smile:

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+1 missing this too

+1 on this. I would say even that I’d like currently in My Tasks view we have:

  • Recently assigned
  • Today
  • Upcoming
  • Later

and there should be also - Outdated

+1 !!! As warden suggested I would love an Outdated My Tasks view. It would also be helpful if all outdated tasks were included in the daily summary email.

+1 to overdue tasks in Tasks Due Soon (or on to the home page in some way).

Hi everyone!

As part of our plans to improve notifications in Asana, we just rolled out an update to include overdue tasks in your Daily Summary inbox notification and in your mobile push notifications. This way you can easily keep an eye on task gone overdue and action them or re-adjust their due date!

Overdue tasks in inbox (1)

This update is currently available to all customers. Let me know if you have any questions! :slight_smile:

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