Add items to a Whiteboard

In addition to the standard shapes and connectors, you can add dynamic tasks and Docs to your Whiteboard. You can also add editable app cards and embed websites.

Or duplicate items for an evenly-spaced horizontal line that's great for flowcharts.

What you'll need

  • Whiteboards are available on every ClickUp Plan.

  • The number of Whiteboards that can be created depends on your plan:

    • Free Forever: 3 Whiteboards.

    • Unlimited: 10 Whiteboards.

    • Business, Business Plus, and Enterprise: Unlimited Whiteboards.

  • Guests can use Whiteboards.

  • If using Google Chrome, you must enable hardware acceleration.

Add items to a Whiteboard

Learn how to use the Whiteboard toolbar and hotkeys to move around your Whiteboard

To add an item to a Whiteboard:

  1. From the left side of an open Whiteboard, select an item from the Whiteboard toolbar. 
  2. Drag the item to a spot on the Whiteboard.
  3. Click to place it.
  4. Use the Item menu to customize your Whiteboard.

Available Whiteboard items

The following options are available:

You can also type / for the available /Slash Commands.

Items Function

ClickUp Items

Shift + T

Add tasks and Docs to your Whiteboard and edit them without leaving the canvas.

Tasks and Docs have the same functionality as the other Whiteboard items, you can duplicate, connect, and draw on them!

Website Cards 

Add a dynamic website or app card. If the app file is editable, you can update it from your Whiteboard.

Available apps:

Figma, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, and YouTube. 


Shift + D 


Draw with three line widths and a range of colors.


Shift + S 

Add a square, diamond, triangle, circle, or trapezoid shape to your Whiteboard.

Shapes automatically scale vertically to the amount of text you type.

Resize shapes by dragging the corners of the item.

Sticky Notes

Shift + N

Add sticky notes in a variety of colors.

Sticky notes automatically scale vertically to the amount of text you type.

Resize sticky notes by dragging the corners of the item.


Ctrl + T


Add a text box.

Boxes scale vertically to the amount of text you type.

Resize horizontally by clicking into the text box and dragging out from the square on the right or left.

Pasting text onto your Whiteboard automatically adds a text box!


Shift + C 

Use to connect any items.

Add lines and arrows in a variety of sizes and colors to represent relationships.

Mind Map

Visualize and analyze a central concept with this hierarchical diagram.


Choose from a selection of ready-to-use templates from a blank or in-progress Whiteboard.



Upload a JPG, PNG, or SVG image file.

Duplicate items

You can use keyboard shortcuts to quickly duplicate items. This creates an evenly-spaced horizontal line of items that's great for flowcharts!

  • For Macs use the shortcut Cmd + D.

  • For Windows use the shortcut Ctrl + D.

You can also use the Whiteboard ellipsis ... menu to duplicate items.

  1. From an open Whiteboard, click into an item.

  2. Click the ellipsis ... to open the menu.

  3. Select Duplicate.

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