View asset usage

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Asset usage display an asset's lineage (who used an asset, and where) across all tasks once it is published to the library. You can scan distribution channels and drill into the analytics of each child's analytics. 

View an asset's usage

  1. Go to Library view.
  2. Find and select an asset. The Details view panel displays.
  3. Open the Usage section.


You can see the versions and dates that the asset was created, modified, and reused. You can see the distribution channels (such as Twitter or WordPress) for each child just after the asset title.

You can see the usage of the asset separately without opening the details page, while also being able to see all assets from a task regardless of their usage date. 

Understand permissions for asset usage

Asset usage lets you view and repurpose an asset between parent and child instances. However, if you have access to the parent organization but not the child, you cannot view the task or analytics in the child organization from asset usage.

In the following example, the asset was first used on Jun 24, 2017, by the parent organization NewsCred Group. Then it was used in NewsCred Spain on Jul 26, 2017 (on WordPress, Facebook, and Twitter), and Sep 11, 2017. Lastly, it was used in NewsCred Germany on Jan 9, 2019.


From the first share in NewsCred Group to NewsCred Spain, you can see the connector tree line is a straight line because the user has permission for both the organization and can view the task and analytics from here. 

When the connector tree line from the parent to NewsCred Germany is dashed and the title is gray, it means you do not have permission to access in NewsCred Germany and cannot view the task and analytics for it from the asset usage.