Connect and align Whiteboard objects

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Whiteboard connectors are lines and arrows used to create relationships between objects. Use the connector Object menu to customize color, shape, size, and more.

Don't let your Whiteboard get messy! Neaten it up with Smart Alignment Guidelines.

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, we recommend enabling hardware acceleration.

Add connectors with the toolbar

Connectors are lines or arrows that represent a relationship between objects on your Whiteboard. Objects are the content on your Whiteboard.

All objects can be connected with the Whiteboard toolbar.

  1. From the toolbar, select the Connectors icon.
    Screenshot showing location of Connectors icon in the toolbar.

  2. Hover over any object on your Whiteboard to highlight it.

  3. Click and drag the cursor to the other object.

  4. When the second object is highlighted, the connector attaches.
    Screenshot showing connectors connecting.

Connect and duplicate objects with Quick Create

To connect sticky notes and shapes to each other or any other object, use Quick Create.

  1. From the Whiteboard toolbar, click the shape or sticky note icon to add it to your Whiteboard.

  2. Click the shape or sticky note to see the gray plus buttons at the top, right, bottom, and left.
    GIF showing how to click the plus buttons to duplicate a shape or sticky note.

  3. Click the plus button in the direction where you want the duplicate object.

    • If a sticky note has a connector, its duplicate has a connector.

    • Text inside the shape or note doesn't duplicate.

You can't copy and paste tasks or connectors using keyboard shortcuts.

Customize connectors

You can use the Object menu to customize your connectors however they were added.

  • Color dropdown: Select from nine colors.

  • Connector style menu: Select from three line weights.

  • Arrow menu: Move the arrowhead to the start or end of the line.

  • Connector type dropdown: Select a straight, elbow, or curved line.

  • Text menu: Add text to your connector.
    GIF showing text on connectors.

    Connector text can only be horizontal, and up to 265 characters.

  • Ellipsis ... menu: Click to copy, delete, or arrange the connector in relation to the other objects on your Whiteboard.

Align objects

Use Smart Alignment Guidelines to evenly position objects against each other on your Whiteboard. A red guideline automatically displays when objects are aligned at the left, right, top, or bottom edges.

Screenshot showing red guideline that displays when objects are aligned.

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