Subtasks in List and Board View

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Create, view, and edit subtasks directly from List and Board Views!

Creating Subtasks

List View

For a task that does not yet have an existing subtask, you can create one by hovering over the task and selecting the icon below!

Screenshot of create subtask icon

Note: For an even deeper level of subtask organization, you can arrange subtasks into their own hierarchy with Nested Subtasks!

Board View

Gift showing how subtasks appear in Board view.

You’ll see this same icon appear when hovering over a task without subtasks in Board View.

How to show subtasks as separate items

Click on the subtask dropdown menu in the upper right corner of your screen: 

Showing how you can expand your subtasks.
  • “Expanded” will expand subtasks directly beneath their parent tasks

  • “As separate tasks” will display subtasks as separate items from their parents. Select this option if you want subtasks to appear in your filtering results.

  • “Compact” will hide your subtasks from view, but you can always click on the subtask icon to expand them in place

Change subtasks in bulk with the Bulk Action Toolbar

Utilize the Bulk Action Toolbar to quickly take action on tasks and subtasks! 

In List View, hover over a subtask or task and click the dot that appears on its left side. Then, choose an action from the Toolbar:

The subtask multitask toolbar is highlighted at the top of the app.

You can use the Bulk Action Toolbar in Board View as well! Either:

  • Hover over a task and click the dot that appears to select it

  • Click on the ellipses at the top of a column and choose “Select all” to select all tasks and subtasks in the column

Showing how you can select all tasks in a status on board view.

Turn Tasks into Subtasks

If tasks you want to convert to subtasks are in the same view, simply drag one task onto another! You're also able to quickly rearrange your subtasks by dragging and dropping them where they should go.

Moving subtasks around by dragging and dropping them.

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