How To Use Time Tracking On ClickUp

Do you want to track your time spend on one of your tasks on ClickUp? Or do you want to make it easier for your employer to track your hours worked in a day on the app? Either way, you can use the time-tracking feature on the app. Follow our guide below to learn how.


When working on a task or project, you might want to track the time you spend. In this way, you can gauge if you’re using too much time to focus on a single part of your job.

If you’re working on your ClickUp tasks, you can use one of their native time-tracking options. In this way, your team won’t need to use third-party apps to monitor everyone’s work.

By default, the time tracking feature isn’t enabled on workspaces. However, admins and workspace owners can enable it for everyone on the app.

How to enable the time tracker on ClickUp

If you want to use time tracking within your ClickUp workspace, you’ll first need to enable the feature on the ClickApp section of your workspace. You’ll need to be an admin or the owner of a workspace to enable time tracking for your spaces on the app.

Here’s our guide about enabling time tracking on ClickUp:

  1. Open the ClickUp desktop or web app and sign in to your account.
  2. Click your profile or workspace icon on the bottom left part of the app.

  3. Once the menu appears, select “ClickApps.”

  4. Scroll down and enable the Time Tracking option.

After enabling the time tracker, you can now use it on different tasks on the app.

How to use the time tracker on ClickUp

If you want to keep tabs on the amount of time you spend on certain tasks, you can use the time tracking option on ClickUp. Once an admin or workspace owner enables the feature, you can go ahead and use it on the tasks on your workspace.

You can use the timer option whether you’re using ClickUp on your phone or computer. Check our tutorials below, and we’ll show you how to do it for both.

On your computer:

  1. Open the ClickUp desktop or web app and sign in to your account.
  2. Click the Quick actions button on the bottom right and select “Track Time” from the menu.

  3. Select the Timer option, choose one of the tasks on your workspace, and click the play button.

  4. Press the stop option to end the time tracker.

That’s how you use timers on the ClickUp desktop app. You’ll get more features on your tracker if you have a Business plan or above subscription.

You can minimize the time tracker so that it won’t interfere with your work. You can easily end the tracking by clicking the stop button.

On your phone:

  1. Open ClickUp on your device and sign in to your account.
  2. Tap the Quick actions icon on the bottom right.

  3. Once the menu appears, select the “Track Time” option.

  4. Make sure you’re on the Timer tab, select one of the tasks on your workspace, and tap the play button to start the timer.

  5. Tap Done on the top right to minimize the timer.

If you want to end the timer on your phone, tap the green bar on the top of the app to open the timer options and select the red stop button.

Aside from tracking using a timer, you can add the time you spent on a task manually. You can explore the Manual and Range tab option to do so.

To wrap things up

With the help of the time tracking option on ClickUp, you can now monitor how long you work on certain tasks on your workspace. If you find the native tracking feature lacking, you can integrate one of the supported time-tracking apps like Hubstaff and Everhour into your workspace.

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