Use custom commands in the Command Center

Create customizable commands to use in the Command Center.

What you'll need

  • Custom commands are available on all ClickUp plans.
  • Guests can't create custom commands.
  • Members and above can create private custom commands.
  • Admins and owners can share their custom commands with their Workspace.

Types of custom commands

There are three types of custom commands you can create:

  • Link: Open a link to a URL. For example: Open your Company Handbook.
  • Clipboard: Copy and paste content using the clipboard actions:
    • Copy Text to Clipboard: Copy the same text to the Clipboard to paste it anywhere. For example: copy the link to schedule a meeting.
    • Paste Text to Active App: On the desktop app, use this command to paste text wherever your cursor is located.
  • Cloud Commands: Developers can build fully customizable and interactive commands. To create a cloud command, create an endpoint on the web that returns JSON and adheres to the command response specification. Read the documentation to learn how to build your own cloud commands.

Create a custom command

To create a custom command:

  1. Open the Command Center.
  2. In the lower-right corner, click Settings.
  3. Select Search Settings.
  4. In the sidebar, click Commands.
  5. From the Commands modal, click Add command.
    Screenshot of the Add command button in the commands modal.
  6. Select a command type and fill out the required information.
  7. In the lower-right corner of the modal, click Create Command.

When creating commands, we recommend using a naming convention that matches built-in ClickUp commands. A good format for a command is a verb, followed by a noun, written in titlecase.

For example: Open Company Handbook, Show Oncall Schedule, Search Customers.

Use a custom command in the Command Center

To use a custom command:

  1. From the Command Center, type the command.
  2. Matching results automatically display.
  3. Click Return on Mac, Enter on Windows, or click the command to launch it.

Screenshot of someone using a custom command in the Command Center.

Share a custom command

Admins and owners can share their custom commands with the Workspace.

To share a command:

  1. Open the Command Center.
  2. In the lower-right corner, click Settings.
  3. Select Search Settings.
  4. In the sidebar, click Commands.
  5. To the right of the command under the Shared with column, click Private.
  6. Select Workspace.

Screenshot of someone sharing a custom command with their Workspace.

Edit a custom command

To edit a command:

  1. Open the Command Center.
  2. In the lower-right corner, click Settings.
  3. Select Search Settings.
  4. In the sidebar, click Commands.
  5. To the right of a command, click the ellipsis ... icon.
  6. Select Edit command.
  7. Update the command and click Save.

Delete a custom command

To delete a command:

  1. Open the Command Center.
  2. In the lower-right corner, click Settings.
  3. Select Search Settings.
  4. In the sidebar, click Commands.
  5. To the right of a command, click the ellipsis ... icon.
  6. Select Remove command.

    Deleted commands cannot be recovered.

  7. Click Ok to confirm.

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