Meet your new My Tasks


There will be no difference for Guests @Paul_Grobler, their My Tasks will look just the same :slight_smile:

There isn’t I’m afraid @Chad_Rogers1! This is a pretty complex migration, so to be sure things o smoothly we need to stick to a strict roll out and migration plan!


I’m looking forward to this.

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Is showing task custom fields supported?


Not in this initial release of the new My Tasks. Keep your fingers crossed for after that. :crossed_fingers:



Looking forward to this, and thanks for taking our feedback into account regarding the design and rollout of this key update.

Is there any sense of when the two mobile apps will be updated? I’m sure many customers rely on those apps for My Tasks in particular. The web app is, of course, a fallback but ideally there would not be a long period with a loss of functionality on mobile for this particular update.

Many thanks,



Can you apply these new “sections” in the Calendar view? I almost exclusively use calendar view and have no way to sort tasks except to give them a dummy due time.


Thanks @AaronE :+1: Have you planned to add custom fields to the view customization? For example, we use a custom field “Size” to estimate workload and tasks size, and it will be very useful to see this kind of extra information within the My Tasks section. So everyone could check at glance how many hours has planned – or left – for today, tomorrow or later.

I see you guys don’t want to pack the section too much. Perhaps, allowing custom fields and setting up a maximum number of active fields would be a nice compromize.

Thanks again

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Not initially for this new version; we can hope for having it added as a capability later on. :crossed_fingers:


Hi @lpb,

I believe the mobile app will be updated simultaneously since all updates have already been made for our mobile to support the new My Tasks!


Way to go, Asana! Thanks, @Marie!


Can I ask, are rules for my tasks going to be locked behind the premium pay wall?

If so, is there any plans in place to mitigate what will be a significant loss of functionality for users who don’t have a paid plan?


Hi Sam!

Short answer: NO.

Longer answer: While free users won’t have access to the more full set of rules that paid users will, free users will be able to create rules to move tasks to a certain section when the due date is approaching by a user-specified time, thus providing the equivalent capability (actually more flexible) as the current auto-promotion feature.


I just received this update today as an old (!) user added to a new client’s existing organization.

Very nice job on the onboarding screens that let you know it’s changing, choose either List or Board as a default, and then setup the headings (four styles available, or make up your own).

(See also Upcoming changes coming to My Tasks in Asana and the API! [breaking changes] - #20 by lpb for a bit more info.)



Hi everyone,

Good to see an update of My Tasks. My colleague just joint Asana and has this new layout. We are using premium.

What I liked most about the “old” was the autopromotion of task from later → upcomming → today. Does anyone know if this stil is possible? (because it seems that it are sections)
I can’t find it by my colleaguedoubt and doubt that it works because you can change the text of the default sections.

Besides that I made, in the “old” version, sections under Today where I sorted my tasks. Is that still possible?

Hi @Valentijn_Kok,

We will be implementing Rules for My Tasks early April which will allow you to recreate the auto-promotion mechanism and more :slight_smile:

In the new My Tasks, you won’t be able to create sub-sections but you will be able to create as many sections as you like :slight_smile:

Hi @Marie ,

Thanks for the fast respons! Good to hear that the auto-promotion mechnism is will be implemented :grinning: :grinning: :partying_face: (I was a little worried that it was gone :stuck_out_tongue: )

Do I understand correctly that the new users (my collegue) are not yet able to use the “auto-promotion mechanism”? (and that this will be released early April as you told in the previous message)

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You’re very welcome @Valentijn_Kok :slight_smile:

Correct! However they should be able to sort task by due date within sections (the same way you can currently do in projects), so that should help ensure that tasks due today/upcoming automatically show up at the top of their custom sections :slight_smile:

This is a good idea indeed for now :slight_smile: tasks for next week or next month it will get a long list, so looking forward to the auto-promotion mechnism :smiley:

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