Show/Hide Activity Feed


#1

It would be helpful to be able to show/hide the activity feed. We’ve got some pretty long lists, and it pushed the comments section down. I know that “owners” can delete them, but if we could just toggle them show/hide, that would be easier. Or, what if there was a checkbox in settings that would allow users to track this info or not?

I’m sure that to some folks this info is critical, but it’s not for us. Interested to hear what other folks have to say!


Activity logs - Hide by defaults
#2

Are you referring to the inbox in Asana? I recommend archiving notifications as often as possible e.g. all the ones you get about tasks being assigned to you or tasks being complete. You can then deal with comments and come back to them later if needed.

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#3

Hey Erin, I could swear we had a discussion about this kind of thing before (too many stories/long activity feeds), but I can’t find the thread -

Anyway, I personally understand getting lots of activity with not a lot of comments can be overwhelming, especially in oft-used/changed/little commented tasks. However, I don’t want to see a change because I think it’s important for the history to be right there and in the emails people get (esp those who don’t use Asana really).

One thing we do, is if the comment is on a dormant task - or important, or it’s THE feedback comment, we pin. I pin so many things - files, comments, etc.


#4

I would love for there to be a show/hide on the activity field.

I think it’s important to have that history recorded but if it’s a long feed then it starts to overwhelm comments and can be very distracting.

Paul, I’m pretty sure Erin is talking about the activity feed that shows on tasks, not the Asana inbox.
This is a typical example
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And this is for a simple task without any others involved! It can get pretty long once you start adding followers and reassigning, or if you’re using custom fields.


#5

Crystal - THANK YOU. This is exactly what I am talking about. I end up making a bunch of templates that get copied from one task and/or project to another, and I try to remember to delete that history before it gets copied as official.

Show/Hide would be supremely helpful - then it’s there when you need/want to refer to it, and not distracting from the comments when you don’t. :slight_smile:


#6

Couldn’t agree more with this. Seems such a simple thing but would massively help people see the wood (crucial comments) for the trees (activity feed).


#7

I would love to be able to hide/show the activity feed. It can quickly distract from essential comments and attached files. People in our agency are becoming more and more annoyed with the activity feed. If you have a lot of interactions on a task it also looks ugly.


#8

I always delete mine because the overload with those + the comments. I am that person who hates to see the bubble on my outlook app showing unread emails. Lol


#9

I would also love to be able to hide/show the activity feed!


#10

Another vote to hide the activity feed. It really clutters the interface.


#11

I would give quite a lot to be able to hide the activity feed. We’re lawyers and don’t care a whit about it. So it just serves to interfere with our productivity. It makes the interface seem messy and the task list feel much more burdensome than it actually is. Please, please, please allow us to hide it.


#12

Even if the Activity Feed was moved after the comments, that would be helpful. It’s something we hardly ever use, so having it as a reference is nice, but it doesn’t need to take up prime real estate.

If a Show/Hide Activity Feed option is added, we should be able to set it as the default, rather than having to manually click it for each task.


#13

Can I “upvote” my own topic? :slight_smile: We’ve recently started using Asana much more consistently as a company (YAY!!) and are finding the the activity feed helpful, so that’s a plus. On the flipside, since so many more people are using it, the activity feed is growing and it’s making it harder for everyone to see the comments at a glance. I really, really, really would love the ability to show/hide the feed and agree with Kimberly about the ability to set a default on a Team level. Can anyone from Asana let us know if this is getting any traction/attention from the development team? Thanks!