Within Teamwork Projects, you can make someone an observer on a particular project.

When you make someone an observer, they can access and interact with that project like anyone else.

Note: Observers are not visible to people in external companies to assign them tasks or to select them for notifications.

There are a few notable exceptions to this:

  • If an observer comments on an item, their name and company will be visible to everyone within the comment details and comment chain.
  • If the observer is assigned as the task assignee, timelog assignee or milestone assignee, they will be visible to any people in external companies who can see those items on the project.
  • Finally, if an observer is added to a Project Role, they will then be visible to any people in external companies who can see those roles.
People in the owner company will be able to see observers in order to assign tasks to them, and in the notifications area they can use the switch to show observers in the list.

For example, when you click the 'Select People' option to notify of a comment, you can toggle on/off the observers switch in the top right:


For more information see: Adding observers to a project