Hi Asana Community!
My name is Ben, and I’m a Product Marketing Manager on the team. As teams create and manage their tasks in Asana, one way they organize their work is with custom fields. They help with sorting and filtering your views, but more importantly, they create a standardized way to track what types of work your team is completing. The team has been working on an exciting development that I know many of you have been asking for a while. Starting this week, you can now use Multi-select custom fields on all your tasks and projects!
With this new custom field type, you can create a single field that allows you to select multiple options. Managing a social media campaign and need to note multiple social media platforms on a task? Launching a global sales campaign and need to select multiple target regions? Running a design workflow and need to select multiple sizes for a deliverable? Now you can accomplish all this with Multi-select custom fields and keep a cleaner record of all your teams work.
To add these new fields, you can either click the “+” column on your projects or navigate to the “Customize” menu to find the Custom Fields Library. Choose “Multi-select” in the field type drop down, and start adding all your options. Once you’ve created the field, you can start selecting options on each of your tasks and they’ll show up in your project view.
Note: as you’re creating a new field and plan to use it on other projects, make sure to add the field to your library. (This also helps if you need to report on work across multiple projects!).
And guess what, we’re not stopping there! Over the next few months, we’ll be launching Multi-select custom fields on all parts of Asana, including on Forms, Rules, Portfolios, Status, and more! We’ll update this community post as that new functionality gets rolled out.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, please let us know. And we’d love to hear how you plan to use Multi-select custom fields with your projects!