Set Time Estimates

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Add an estimate of how long a task will take! You can add Time Estimates from tasks and views.

What you'll need

  • Time Estimates are available on all ClickUp Plans.

  • Setting Time Estimates per assignee is available on the Business Plan and above.

  • Everyone, including guests, can use Time Estimates if a Workspace owner or admin has given them permission.

Set Time Estimates from a task

You can add a Time Estimate from a task:

  1. Create or open a task.

  2. Click on the hourglass icon.

  3. Enter an amount of time using natural language, for example:

    • 1 hour

    • 1h

    • 30 mins

  4. Press Enter to confirm your selection.

  5. Your time estimate will be added to the task!

Screenshot of adding a time entry from a task.
When a task is assigned to multiple people, you can split the Time Estimate between assignees.
Screenshot showing Time Estimates being split between two users in a task modal.

Teams cannot be assigned Time Estimates.

Set Time Estimates from a view

You can view and set Time Estimates from the following views:

  • List view

  • Table view

  • Gantt view

  • Box view

To set a time estimate from one of the views listed above:

  1. Create or open a view.

  2. Make sure Time Estimates are visible.

  3. Click on the hourglass icon next to a task.

  4. Enter an amount of time using natural language, for example:

    • 1 hour

    • 1h

    • 30 mins

  5. Press Enter. Your time estimate will be added to the task!

Screenshot of the Time Estimates column in List view.

 

 

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