How To Change The Project Owner On Asana

While there isn’t much any difference between the member and project owner in Asana, the latter is usually the one responsible for updating the team. The owner is also the one who shoulders the bills if there are any. So if you want to reassign the role to yourself or someone else, check our tutorial below.


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Every project in Asana can have a lot of members and collaborators, but only one can be the owner. Depending on your permission settings, any member can edit, add, or delete anything on your project. That includes

Since that is the case, what is the role of the owner? Well, there isn’t any significant difference between the owner and the member in terms of accessibility. However, owners usually are responsible for posting updates, checking on tasks, and paying the bills.

By default, the person who created the project is the owner. However, you can pass it down to other members of the team if you want. Whether you’re retiring or you’re assigning the job to someone else, there’s no need to worry, since you can change the member permissions anytime you want.

So to help you, we have here a few methods to change the project owner on Asana. Take note that any member of the team can and reassign the role.

How to Reassign the Project Owner

There are a couple of ways to change the project ownership in Asana. You can do it from the progress tab, the project details, and from the permission settings.

We have here three methods to change the project ownership in Asana:

Use Progress View

Premium users have access to the progress view of their projects. This feature shows status updates from members of the project. It also includes information about the project and the option to change the ownership.

Here’s the step-by-step process:

  1. Select the project that you want to modify.
  2. Navigate to Progress view.

  3. On the “About this project” section, click on the project owner to make some changes.

  4. Type the name or email of the person you want to be the owner and press Enter.

Open Project Details

You can also change the project owner through the project details. Access this feature by clicking on the information icon on the project header.

Here’s the step-by-step process:

  1. Select any project.
  2. On the header and beside the project name, click the information icon to open the details.

  3. Click on the owner of the project to change its settings. Type in the name of a member and press Enter to assign the ownership to that person.

Once you reassign the role to another member, the person will receive an email notification from Asana.

Manage Project Members

You can also change the project permissions to determine and assign a new owner.

  1. Select your project.
  2. In the header, click on the member profile icon.

  3. Under the project members section, click the drop-down menu across a member’s name to manage permissions.

  4. From the options, select “Set as Project Owner.”

Take note that depending on the permission settings, each member has the option to change the ownership of the project. So before you add people as members, make sure that you trust them and brief them about your work rules.

To Sum It All Up

There isn’t much difference between the members and the owner of the project. While the owner can enable weekly status updates and is generally responsible for the whole team, anyone in the project can edit, add tasks, or modify with the right permissions.

So if you want to change the ownership of the project, there are a couple of methods you can do. You can access the project details, open the progress view, or manage the individual permissions of each member to pass the ownership.

Now that you know how to reassign owners in Asana, you can freely give the role to other members. Just make sure to notify everyone beforehand of the changes.

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