# Background tasks
It is often desirable and very convenient to make usage of tasks (opens new window) in async Python. Sanic provides a convenient method to add tasks to the currently running loop. It is somewhat similar to
async def notify_server_started_after_five_seconds(): await asyncio.sleep(5) print('Server successfully started!') app.add_task(notify_server_started_after_five_seconds())
Sanic will attempt to automatically inject the app, passing it as an argument to the task.
async def auto_inject(app): await asyncio.sleep(5) print(app.name) app.add_task(auto_inject)
Or you can pass the
app argument explicitly.
async def explicit_inject(app): await asyncio.sleep(5) print(app.name) app.add_task(explicit_inject(app))