Tagging or referencing attachments



Is there a way for a team to reference existing attachments (files) that have been uploaded into a project, rather than uploading again?

I added a file during a task discussion, so it is part of the project, but in another task I wanted to bring that file to the attention of people working on that different task. I tried @filename to reference it but it didn’t work. I ended up copy / paste the attachment url.

I think being able to @reference the file like you can with other objects (people, tasks, projects etc) would make for a more consistent interface


Tag attachments

So far as I know, asana doesn’t let you at-tag attachments, but:

  • You can achieve a similar (though less pretty) result by copying and pasting the address of attachment (see visuals below)
  • The disadvantage here is the long, messy-looking link, as asana doesn’t allow you to turn words into links. You can make your link cleaner using bit.ly (as suggested by @Sebastian_Paasch here)

And paste!


I would want to tag an attachment in a comment section (like you would now add a person, task or project > @attachment name)
and also tag an attachment to several tasks / projects


Hey @Floris_Assies, merged your request thread with this one - don’t forget to hit ‘vote’ at the top left =)

I think this would be lovely, and I know that it’s a little similar to the ‘referencing images’ dilemma in comments, but hopefully some sort of workaround or solution presents itself.


This would be a great feature as I would like to have just a collection of images/designs to reference for the build team. Adding a clickable link is easy enough but would be faster and save a step if we can just reuse the image from existing files.