Keep collapsed sections collapsed when saved under "Save layout as default"

Our sections within a project refer to different parts of the project’s lifecycle. It would be incredibly helpful to keep future and past sections in the lifecycle collapse so that we can focus on the active section. Adding section collapse status to the “Save layout as default” would be a major time saver, not to mention sparing our cognitive load to avoid being overwhelmed!


We need this feature asana!

Asana, it’s time. Prioritize this feature. Please read through the use cases above and consider the UX (and trial conversion) impact vs. level of engineering effort here.

“You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around.” - Steve Jobs


Another user adding their name to this list. I’m absolutely shocked this simple request has not been addressed by now (1.5 years for a 1-week engineering ask!!!). We all need a way to make a section load collapsed by default and it seems we’re all being ignored :face_with_raised_eyebrow:


Have this best addressed yet? Seems like it should be an easy modification to make. It’s crucial the section have the ability to appear collapsed by default. Please address - thank you!

+1 for this. We have projects with a lot of sections and tasks. It’s annoying to have to recollapse the sections every time I go into a project to focus on just the section I need.

+1 and Upvoting this!

Great feature request, we have the same use case in our roadmaps where the default view should have sections related to the quarters in the future being collapsed.

So, big upvote from my side for this one.

Absolutely frustrating that collapsed sections refreshed in an expanded view.
How many votes need to be received on a topic to merit action?



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I’m trying to introduce Asana in my company department.
It will be really hard to get my co-workers to use Asana if List View doesn’t have a feature that collapses sections in one go. :roll_eyes:
Please! +1 :blush:

It’s now 2021. The original post/request was back in 2019. I am hoping Asana team has some good news about this possible feature? It would really help improve process efficiencies amongst my team if we have control of saving our default layout so that all sections remain collapsed upon reload/return to a project page. Thank you.


They should at least give us an answer. If the answer is no, or not for the foreseeable future, that would be good to know. Not addressing it at all is really disrespectful.


Hello fellow frustrated Asana inhabitants,

My company has reached out to a developer to build a workaround for this problem. If you are interested in going in on this with us & splitting the bill, feel free to message me by the end of the week.

This “bug” has been very annoying for me and my team too. We have many sections and many tasks, and it is not efficient to close every section or scroll that far down every time we enter a project. I really hope Asana does something about this so it looks cleaner and save us some frustration.


As a newer user, my team is pretty disappointed this is not a built in feature already. We’re generally also disappointed to see requests like these sitting around for so long without any response from Asana or implementation or anything. Does not make us want to transition to purchasing a higher tier of service.

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This feature would be incredibly helpful!!

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