Last modified date changing when no changes have been made.

Briefly describe (1-2 sentences) the Bug you’re experiencing: Tasks without any changes to the task or any updates. Ex: task shows no activity since 27 Nov 2023 but has a last modified date of 15 Dec 2023

Steps to reproduce: Not sure - this is inconsistent.

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What version of Asana are you using (Basic/Premium/Business/Enterprise)? Business

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Are you sure you toggled to “all activities” the dropdown at the bottom of the task? Can we see a screenshot of that part of the task pane?

In my task list I see that “Last Modified” is set to today. However, when I look to the updates (all activities) then nothing changed today.

So, what can trigger “last modified” to today, because this is confusing. It looks like some action was don on the task, but it is not the case.


Hey @Niels_Oomen,
can you open one of the task that show last modified today and switch to “all activity” in the comment section to see what shows and if there was any action performed today?

Hi @Andrea_Mayer,

I was already looking to “All activities” and there have been no updates.


And the task is without subtasks?
Does anybody else have access to the task? Because I am wondering if somebody might have added a subtask and then removed or added a comment and then deleted it.

Also tasks due today would reflect today under “last modified” as well

Is that really the case? That would mean that “Last Modified” is absolutely useless.
Last modified should only change based on an activity. The fact that it has a due date for today should not trigger the Last Modified attribute.

As a PM I want to validate when task have been processed.

What is the logic behind this?

To be honest I only noticed today that indeed tasks with a due date of today were set to “last modified” today although no changes were made. I agree this is a bit weird.
And I did have another task where a comment was added to a subtask but it did trigger the “last modified” date of the main task.

I have also found this task with a discussion about what normally impacts the “last modified” and the due date is not mentioned there

A bit weird indeed to be honest. I will do some more testing with tasks.

Any update on this? An when will it be fixed?

I would recommend creating a post in the Report a Bug forum section, something like “Last Modified date changes when there have been no changes to a task” and provide the specifics. I suspect it’s not a bug but that’s the best way for Asana to check on it and report back.

@Niels_Oomen reported this same issue last month in another thread; I just merged those posts in here.


Hi folks, thanks for flagging this. I’m consulting our developers and will get back to you as soon as possible.

Hi everyone, our Developers have looked into this report and confirmed that although there’s no bug here, they recognize that there’s an opportunity to enhance the task log behavior for better clarity. The feedback has been forwarded to the relevant team, and we anticipate making improvements in the future. I’ll keep this topic as “In progress” for now.

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Hello everyone,

I’m closing this thread for now following instructions from our Developers. As mentioned earlier, you can be assured that they’ve added this request to their opportunities list and will thoroughly consider it for future enhancements. Sorry for the inconvenience in the meantime!

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