How To Create A Folder On ClickUp

Do you want to organize your lists on ClickUp? Or do you want to set up new parts of your project separately? Either way, you can create different folders on your workspace. Follow our guide below, and we’ll cover the things you need to know to create a folder on your account.


ClickUp’s organizational structure consists of six levels starting from a workspace. Having a hierarchy provides you with a structure to organize different parts of your work.

After workspaces and spaces, the next thing on the organizational structure is folders. Folders allow you to group different lists together so that you can separate your projects or jobs from one another.

Folders are available on any ClickUp workspace plan. Anyone within your workspace can create folders, but guests can’t use folder templates.

With that in mind, here’s our guide about creating folders on ClickUp

How to create a new folder on ClickUp

If you want to organize the stuff on your ClickUp workspace even further, you can create folders within the spaces you manage. Each folder can contain multiple lists, which can contain a lot of different tasks.

You can create new folders whether you’re using the ClickUp mobile or desktop app. In our tutorials below, we’ll show you the steps for both devices.

On your computer:

  1. Launch the ClickUp desktop or web app and sign in to your account.
  2. Expand the Spaces section on your sidebar, hover your mouse pointer over one of the spaces, and click the ellipsis (three dots icon).

  3. On the menu that appears, select Create New > Folder.

  4. Add the folder’s name and change its settings. Click Create Folder to confirm your decision.

That’s how you create a new folder from the ClickUp web and desktop app. You can find your new folder under one of the spaces on the sidebar.

If you don’t want to create a folder from scratch, you can use one of the available templates on the app. You can also create a template for future folders on your workspace.

On your phone:

  1. Open the ClickUp mobile app and sign in to your account.
  2. Tap the three lines on the top left side of the app.

  3. Once the sidebar appears, expand one of your spaces and tap the plus icon.

  4. Tap the Create a Folder option.

  5. Choose a name for your folder and adjust its settings. Tap Create on the top right to confirm your decision.

Although folders can’t contain tasks directly, they can host different lists which can contain tasks. Since folder templates are not available on the ClickUp mobile app, you’ll need to open your account on the web or desktop app to use them.

Please note that you can create templates on top of the default ones you can use on the app. In this way, you can create a template that other workspace members can use on your workspace.

To wrap things up

Folders can help you organize your projects or jobs on ClickUp. This feature is optional, but we recommend using it as you expand your organization.

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