How To Add A Checklist To A Card On Trello

Do you want to add subtasks within a card on your Trello board? Do you want to use checklists to keep track of unfinished tasks within the card? If so, you can include a checklist in one of your cards and assign its items to different members of the board. Check our step-by-step guide below to learn how.


In Trello, cards can represent tasks, ideas, and subjects within your board. To efficiently use cards, you can integrate checklists within your board to minimize the use of multiple cards.

You can use checklists to give out specific instructions to members assigned to a card. In this way, you can make sure that their tasks can progress smoothly before marking them as complete.

Here’s our guide about using checklists on Trello.

How to use checklists on Trello

Checklists on Trello can help you keep track of subtasks within one of the cards on your board. Once everything on the checklist is complete, you can mark the card as finished and move it to another list.

You can add checklists on your Trello cards whether you’re using the web or mobile app. Follow our quick tutorials below and we’ll show you how to do it from both app versions.

On your computer:

  1. Visit Trello using your preferred web browser and sign in to your account.
  2. Head to the board that you want to manage and select one of its cards.

  3. Under the “Add to card” section, select the “Checklist” option.

  4. Enter the checklist’s name and click the “Add” button.

  5. Add items until you complete your checklist for the card.

When you’re creating a new checklist on a card, you have the option to copy items from another checklist on your board. In this way, there’s no need to add items one by one.

Please note that you have an option to assign items inside a checklist to your board members. You can also set a due date, add emoticons, or mention someone before adding the item.

On your phone:

  1. Launch Trello from your home screen or app drawer and sign in to your account.
  2. Head to the board that you want to manage and select one of its cards.

  3. Select the “Add Checklist” option under the Quick Actions section.

  4. Add the name of the item on your checklist and click the check icon in the upper-right corner of the app.

  5. Keep on adding new items until you finish your checklist.

That’s how you add a new checklist on the Trello mobile app. You have the option to assign members to an item, set a due date, and do other stuff when building your checklist in a card.

To wrap it all up

Now that you know how to use checklists on Trello, you can add subtasks to your cards on the app. With the help of checklists, you can efficiently use cards and make sure that your board members handle a task smoothly without further instructions.

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