Create a Whiteboard

Create Whiteboards in the Sidebar, as a view, and from the Quick Action menu.

In ClickUp 3.0, you can also create a Whiteboard from the Whiteboards Hub and the toolbar.

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, but cannot create new ones.
  • If using Google Chrome, you must enable hardware acceleration.
  • Whiteboards Hub and the toolbar are only available in ClickUp 3.0.

Create a Whiteboard

You can create a Whiteboard in the following ways: 

  • In ClickUp 2.0 and 3.0, you can create a Whiteboard in the Sidebar, as a view, and from the Quick Action menu.
  • In ClickUp 3.0, in addition to the above locations you can create a Whiteboard from the toolbar and Whiteboards Hub.

    You can also quickly create a Whiteboard from a template.

Create a Whiteboard from the Sidebar

To create a Whiteboard from the Sidebar or from the Sidebar 3.0:

In ClickUp 3.0, the Whiteboards Hub is also located in the Sidebar and can be used to create Whiteboards.

  1. From the Space, Folder, or List, click the ellipsis ... menu.
  2. Select Create new.
  3. Select Whiteboard
  4. Name the Whiteboard.
    You can also select the following options:
    • Private view: Whiteboards are available to everyone in your Workspace. Click to make your new Whiteboard private to you.
    • Pin view: Pin your Whiteboard to the top of your Workspace for easy access. 
  5. Click Add Whiteboard.

Create a Whiteboard view

To create a Whiteboard view:

  1. Open an Everything view, or a Space, Folder, or List.
  2. Add a Whiteboard view.
    • In ClickUp 2.0, you'll select + View from the Views Bar.
    • In ClickUp 3.0, you'll select + Add from the Views Bar. Or from the location header, you can click the ellipsis ... then Create new.

      Everything view does not have a location header.

  3. Select Whiteboard.
  4. Name the Whiteboard.
    You can also select the following options:
    • Private view: Whiteboards are available to everyone in your Workspace. Click to make your new Whiteboard private to you.
    • Pin view: Pin your Whiteboard to the top of your Workspace for easy access. 
  5. Click Add Whiteboard.

Create a Whiteboard from the Quick Action menu

To create a Whiteboard from the Quick Action menu:

  1. Open the Quick Action menu. 
    • In ClickUp 2.0, this is located in the lower-right corner.
    • In ClickUp 3.0, this is located in the upper-right corner of the toolbar
  2. Select New Whiteboard.
  3. Name the Whiteboard.
  4. Edit the location and privacy.
  5. Click Create Whiteboard.

Create a Whiteboard from the toolbar

To create a Whiteboard from the Create items button in the toolbar:

The toolbar is only available in ClickUp 3.0.

  1. In the upper-right of your Workspace, click New and select the Whiteboard tab.
  2. By default, Whiteboards are added to the Everything level as a view. You can pick a different location using the location dropdown menu.
  3. Give your Whiteboard a name.
  4. Whiteboards are available to everyone in your Workspace. You can make your new Whiteboard private to you by clicking the Private toggle.
  5. Click Create Whiteboard.

Create a Whiteboard from the Whiteboards Hub

To create a Whiteboard from the Whiteboards Hub:

Whiteboards Hub is only available in ClickUp 3.0.

  1. Open your Whiteboards Hub.
  2. In the upper-right corner, click New Whiteboard.
  3. Select a location for the Whiteboard.
  4. Name the Whiteboard.
  5. Whiteboards are available to everyone in your Workspace. You can make your new Whiteboard private to you by clicking the Private toggle.
  6. In the lower-right of the modal, click Create whiteboard.

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