Making Tasks Default to Public


My husband and I share a board but he can’t see any of my tasks unless I mark each one as public instead of private. My projects default to public and he can see those, but how do I get tasks to default to public?


Great question, @Allison_Alexander. If you add the tasks right within the board project that your husband has access to, he should be able to see the tasks by default. If you’re creating tasks in your My Tasks area, this is usually when the tasks default to being private. I hope that helps!


Is there a way to set the tasks in My Tasks to be Public? My team doesn’t have anything on Asana that we can’t let others read. Especially one of my employee is on the job site a lot and setting up tasks in MyTask is faster for him. But it becomes a slight chore to share with others. If there’s a setting that can allow him to default to his tasks Public that would be great. His family uses Trello and he isn’t too happy right now with the added steps he needs to take here so I am trying to figure it out for my team.



Hi Victoria - Glad to hear this person is finding My Tasks useful! At this time we are unable to default My Tasks to public. However, a workaround you might use is to create a public Work Tracking project and invite this employee to select all my tasks at the beginning or end of each day and multi home those tasks into the public Work Tracking project.


This is super annoying. It is a reason that I may stop using Asana. If I can’t have the tasks be public automatically I’m out. I’m just getting ready to launch two large projects on Asana and if I can’t do that it’s a game changer for me. Please advise.


Hi @Desta_Goehner - To clarify, if you’re working in a public project, all the tasks you create there will be public. The distinction is with My Tasks, where a task is automatically private if you create it in My Tasks specifically. If I understand your workflow correctly, then Asana will be able to support your workflow for your large projects. All you’ll do is create new tasks in the project and they’ll automatically be public, unless you change the project or task settings.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We’ll be happy to help!


I am in my workspace which is shared with others. I’m trying to add tasks in a project in that workspace. They are all automatically set at private. Not the name fill in that I am used to. Not sure how to get that or why it’s not there. Frustrating.


I do think it is important to allow us to have a default of public even if in our My Task area (which I am usually). This is work, so everything I do is mostly public. So maybe the default should be public to start with but at least we need a way to make all new tasks being public rather than private in my opinion.