Delete a task

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Created a task by accident? Want to permanently delete an old task or one that is no longer needed? Deleting a task sends it to the Trash.

Deleted tasks remain in Trash for 30 days before being permanently deleted.

Deleting a task in multiple Lists deletes it from all Lists.

There are three ways to delete tasks within ClickUp:

  1. Delete a task from Task view

  2. Delete a task with the Bulk Action Toolbar

  3. Delete a task from List, Board, or Calendar view

Delete a task from Task view

  1. Open the task and click on the ellipses ... symbol. 

  2. Click on the Trash icon to delete the task.

Screenshot the task settings menu highlighting the option to delete a task.

Delete a task with the Bulk Action Toolbar

  1. Hover over a task and click on the task selector

  2. Select each task you wish to delete

  3. Select the Trash icon on the right side of the Bulk Action Toolbar

Animation deleting multiple tasks.

Delete a task from List, Board, or Calendar view

  1. Open a view

  2. Right-click on a task to reveal the Task Action Menu

  3. Click on the Trash icon to delete the task

Screenshot of the option to delete a task from List view.

View deleted tasks

Workspace members have access to items that they have deleted, but admins and owners can see all items in the Trash.

 

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If you don't want to delete tasks, you can hide them by closing or archiving.

 

Close a task

You can close a task and view it later by clicking Show Closed in List view or using a filter to show closed tasks in a view.

 

Archive a task

You can archive the task from the task settings, which will remove it from the view entirely.

 

Screenshot of the task settings menu highlighting the option to archive a task.

Once archived, you can show that task later by showing all archived tasks from your Sidebar.

Screenshot of the option to show archived items in the Sidebar.

 

Be sure to check out how to archive and unarchive Spaces, Folders, and Lists as well!

 

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