Not Started Statuses

You can use the Not Started Status Group ClickApp to differentiate between tasks that have been started and not started in your Workspace. Not Started Statuses will always be shown on views even if there are no tasks with this status; this lets you easily create tasks at the beginning of your workflow.
You can create multiple Not Started statuses, allowing for more detailed Dashboard reporting.

What you'll need

  • The Not Started Status Group is available on all ClickUp plans.
  • Owners and admins can create, edit, and delete statuses by default.
  • Owners and admins in Business Plus or Enterprise Workspaces can give members and guests advanced permissions to create, edit, and delete statuses.

Enable the Not Started Status Group ClickApp

You need to be an owner or admin to enable the Not Started Status Group ClickApp for your Workspace.

If the Not Started Status Group ClickApp is disabled after being enabled, all Not Started statuses will move to Active status.

To enable the status group:
  1. In the upper-right corner, click the Quick Action menu.
  2. Select ClickApps.
  3. Browse or search for and enable the Not Started Status Group ClickApp.
  4. Your default Not Started Status is To Do. It can't be deleted, but you can rename and change the color.
Screenshot of the status modal showing a not started status group with the 'to do' status.

Add Not Started Statuses

You can add as many statuses as you want to the Not Started group.  
To add a status:
  1. In the Sidebar, hover over the Space, Folder, or List.

  2. Click the ellipsis ... icon.

  3. Select Space, Folder, or List Settings.

  4. Click List statuses or Task statuses.

  5. From the statuses modal, select Use custom statuses.

  6. Under the Not started group, click the Add status button.
    Screenshot highlighting the add status button under the not started status group.

  7. Name the new status.

    Reorder statuses by dragging them up or down using the drag handles to the left.

  8. You can use the color picker to change the default color. You can click the dropper icon for more colors.

  9. In the lower-right corner, click Apply changes.


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