Create task Relationships

Task Relationships allow you to quickly link tasks across your entire Workspace. You can link related tasks for quick reference or use them to highlight important items for you and your team.
If a task must be finished before another one can begin, we recommend using Dependency Relationship.

What you'll need

Create a task Relationship

In ClickUp 3.0, Task view and Relationships have been updated.

ClickUp 3.0

There are three ways to create task relationships in Task view 3.0.
Using the Create Relationship tab:

    1. Open a task.
    2. To the right of the Activity section, click the plus icon.
    3. Select Link Task.
    4. Search or browse for the task.
      Screenshot of someone linking a task in Task view 3.0.

From the ellipsis ... menu:

    1. Open a task.
    2. In the top-right, click the ellipsis ... to open the Task settings menu.
    3. Select Relationships.
    4. Click Task.
    5. Search or browse for the task.

Using /Slash Commands:

    1. Open a task.
    2. In the task description or a comment, type /blocking,/waiting, or /link to.
    3. Press Enter on PC or Return on Mac.
    4. Search or browse for the task.Using /Slash Commands:

Task view 2.0

A Workspace owner or admin can enable the Relationships ClickApp to make more Relationship types available.

There are two ways to create task relationships in Task view 2.0.
From the Relationship section:

    1. Open a task.
    2. Scroll down to the Relationship section.
    3. Click the +Add Relationship button.
    4. Search or browse for any task.
    5. A new Relationships table will be created for the linked tasks.

Using /Slash Commands:

    1. Open a task.
    2. In the task description or a comment, type /blocking,/waiting, or /link to.
    3. Press Enter on PC or Return on Mac.
    4. Search or browse for the task.
    5. If you already have tasks linked, then you can go straight to the Tasks Relationships table and click the Add Task button below the table.

If you already have tasks linked, then you can go straight to the Tasks Relationships table and click the Add Task button below the table.

Remove a task Relationship

You can remove task Relationships in a few clicks.

Task view 3.0

To remove a Relationship from Task view 3.0:

  1. Open a task.
  2. Under the Relationships section, click Blocking, Waiting on, or Task.
    • Alternatively, click Blocking, Waiting, or Task Links in the right sidebar.
  3. Under the Relationships table, hover over the task you want to remove and click the x icon.

Task view 2.0

To remove a Relationship from Task view 2.0:

  1. Open a task.
  2. Scroll down to the Relationships section in the lower-left.
  3. Hover over the task you want to remove and click the x icon.

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