Show to the user that s/he's sharing a Private Link (that collaborators can't see)

When you add a link to a project or task in a task / comment, and (some) people that follow that task, don’t have access… Especially when transparency is default (this is even part of Asana’s culture as they officially define it :)), this is extremely annoying. We have dozens of these conversations per week:

The underlying problem is that people see different things of course. In my example, Debbie just sees her project or task, and I see :lock: Private Task. But she has no way of knowing that…!

IMO the fix is not too complex and does not have to lower privacy: simply show a tooltip / icon when you do this, so you have an extra reminder in case you do want people to be able to read what you’re referring to.

Or, of course, to improve privacy by not accidentally adding people as collaborators who should not even read what you write…

Let me know if this is unclear please!

Good idea. A tooltip saying “Hey, Josh cannot see this, just so you know” :slight_smile:


Thanks for sharing this feedback with us @rubzie, I love the idea of warning users when sharing a link that will not be accessible to other users!

It feels like a small feature to me, and since it still annoys us all several times a day I thought I’d post another typical example :slight_smile:

Would love it if you could fix this, it plays well with privacy promo I think as well, to make people aware that and when things are private (also for promoting your paid plans)


I can also search on “private link”, “parent is private”, etc etc, and they provide similar results. Super annoying and a huge waste of time.