You can use natural language to:
- Set start and due dates and times on tasks.
- Add or edit manual time entries.
- Snooze notifications in your Inbox.
What you'll need
- Natural language processing is available on all ClickUp plans.
- Guests can use natural language processing.
Natural language behavior
To use natural language, click into a date field in ClickUp and start typing.
As you type, you'll see the acceptable date and time options appear in a dropdown menu.
Press Return or Enter to accept the validated date and time.
Setting dates and times on tasks defaults to the future. For example, on July 10th you enter July 9. The date picker displays July 9 next year.
If you type in a time (such as 8 am or lunch) that's already passed, the suggested date is tomorrow.
To determine ambiguous dates we use your personal date format preferences and the order you typed the date in.
For example, if your date format is mm/dd/yyyy and you enter 1/1/2024, the date will be set to January 1st, 2024.
We override your date format preference if it's clear that the number isn't a valid month. For example, if your date format is mm/dd/yyyy and you enter 24/10/2024, the date will be set to October 24th, 2024.
Natural language options
You can combine most natural language options to set both a date and time. The following table outlines some of the available options and examples.
|Natural language phrase||Result||Example|
|In 2 hours.||It's 8 am. The time will display 10 am.|
Complete date/time stamps:
||Minutes, or months when setting start or due dates on tasks.|
|Noon or lunch||12 pm|
|Later this week||In 2 days.||It's Tuesday. The date is set to Thursday.|
|This weekend||This Saturday|
|Next weekend||The Saturday after next|
|Next week||Next Monday|
|Next month||The 1st of next month|
|Next year||January 1st of next year|
||At a particular time||Today @ 2pm.|
|No weekends||Use this phrase with a relative date to skip Saturdays and Sundays||Today is Thursday. You enter the phrase in 2 days no weekends. The date is set to Monday.|
|4-digit times such as 1530||24-hour time||1530 sets the time as 3:30 pm.|