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How to copy a Trello board?

Trello is an app-based around productivity and teamwork that can help your team get up to speed on its tasks rather quickly. The whole concept revolves around boards that can keep track of tasks, both completed and pending.

In this article, we’re talking about Trello boards, and how you can copy them.


What is a Trello board and why would you want to copy one?

Consider a Trello board, the digital equivalent of a whiteboard. Just as you’d put all the tasks for your team up on a whiteboard with different sticky notes, you can put up tasks for your team on a Trello board with different cards neatly categorised into different categories.

That said, making a proper Trello board can be quite the task. While it may seem simple at first, you’ll soon realise that there are so many customisations and control that you can spend hours building the perfect board.

Luckily enough, Trello offers board templates to help managers get their boards up and running rather quickly and with ease. There’s also the feature to copy an existing board. This can be really helpful if you want to modify aboard for another project but want to keep everything else intact. 

Boards for recurring tasks or chores can also be easily created by duplicating an existing board. 

Also read: How to close a board in Trello?


How to duplicate a board in Trello?

Duplicating a board isn’t exactly rocket science. Follow these simple steps to duplicate any board in a few clicks.

Step 1: Open Trello and your board. Click on the Show Menu button on the right.

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Step 2: Click on More.

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Step 3: Scroll down and you’ll see the Copy Board button. Click it to proceed.

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Step 4: Fill in your new board’s name, select the team you want it to be in and the items you want to keep. Click Create when you’re done.

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Trello will duplicate the board as you asked and will automatically switch you to the new board.

Also read: How to delete a card in Trello?


How to copy Trello cards?

Copying Trello cards is just as simple as copying an entire board itself. Follow these steps.

Step 1: Click the card you want to copy to expand it and open the card menu.

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Step 2: Scroll down and click Copy under Actions.

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Step 3: Fill in the new card’s name, list and position and click Create card.

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Trello will automatically create a duplicate of the card you copied in the list you specified.


Copying checklists from cards

Trello even allows you to copy only the checklists from a card. Here’s how.

Step 1: Click on the card you want to add the checklist in.

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Step 2: Click on the Checklist button.

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Step 3: Under Copy Items From… select the checklist you want to copy.

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How to copy lists in Trello?

If copying cards isn’t cutting it for you, you can copy entire lists to keep things going. All you need to do is click on the three horizontal dots to the right of the list and click on Copy List…

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Also read: All the Trello keyboard shortcuts you need to know to streamline your work 

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