How To Set A Due Date On Asana
Last Updated: October 3, 2020
Asana is one of the most popular collaboration apps online that specializes in workflow and task management. Users can use the platform to create projects and assign tasks to their team members. And when it comes to work, members can set due dates to keep track of their tasks and projects.
While due dates are sometimes the source of stress and pressure in a workplace, one can’t deny the fact that these time constraints are necessary for any task or project. It sets expectations for the team, reminds everyone of the schedule, and it also can maintain and ensure a stable workflow on a project.
It is worth noting that tasks without due dates on Asana don’t show up on the Calendar view. Adding these time constraints allows you to track and monitor the assignments with ease.
But if you’re new to the platform and are not familiar with managing these time reminders, don’t worry, we’re here to help you. We’ll teach you how to set due dates on tasks and projects on Asana from your desktop or smartphone.
How to add a due date on a task
There are a couple of ways to set due dates for tasks on Asana. Whether you prefer to use the list or board view, we got that covered in our guide below.
- Sign in to Asana on your web browser. Select a project and choose the List layout from the header.
- If you can’t see the due date column on your List view, click Fields and enable “Due date.” If the white circle is on the right side of the toggle, it means that you can view and access the field on the list.
- Click the “Due date” field on one of your tasks.
- Browse the calendar and choose a due date.
If you’re not a fan of using the list, you can head over to the board layout and set the due date of your tasks from there. Both of these project views are pretty much the same, but the board view gives you a better visual overview of your tasks.
- Check the different column sections on the board and hover your mouse pointer on a task to see some of its options.
- Click the calendar icon on the bottom part of the task.
- Click on any date in the calendar to set the due date.
Aside from these two methods above, you can also click on tasks to view its details. From there, you can also manage and adjust the due date reminder.
Use the Asana app
If you have the Asana app on your phone, you can use it to set due dates on tasks.
- Open and sign in to the Asana app on your smartphone.
- From the Home tab, select a project.
- Tap on any task to open its details. It doesn’t matter if you’re using the Board or List layout.
- Tap on “Due date” to change its settings.
- Pick a date in the calendar and tap Done to save the changes.
How to set a due date on projects
In Asana, you can also set a due date for projects so that anyone on your team is aware of the time constraint and the schedule for the entire project. All you have to do is check the project details and change the settings from there.
On your web browser:
- Open your project from the Home tab or on the menu on the left.
- Click on the drag down icon on the left side of the title to view the available project actions. From the options, select “Edit project details.”
- Click the “Due Date” button to manage the date range of your project.
Using the Asana mobile app:
- Go to the Home tab and select a project.
- Tap the title, the project icon, or the drop-down icon on the header.
- From the options, select About to view the project details.
- Tap “Due Date” and pick a date in the calendar.
Due dates are necessary for any work or project so that the team members are always aware of their task responsibilities and expectations. These reminders can help in maintaining and following the schedule of the project.
Now that you know how to set these date reminders on Asana, you can go ahead and set deadlines for all your existing tasks and projects. In this way, you can track and monitor all of your work with ease using the Calendar view.
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