How To : Setup Your Trello Notifications so You Don’t Miss Out

Q: I don’t want to miss any updates made to a Trello card. How do I ensure that I get updates even when I’m not tagged?

A: If you want to receive updates whenever team members make changes to specific cards, you want to use the “watch” function. 

When you watch a card, you are notified each time there’s a new comment on the card or when someone moves or archives it. You’ll also receive notifications about card due dates and such – regardless of whether you’re tagged or not. 


How to:

Step 1:

Open up the Trello card that you want notifications about

Step 2:

Under the Actions menu, select “Watch” 

Step 3:

That’s it! You’ll get a notification to any update or when the card is moved or archived


You can also use the watch function on an entire board or a list.

To set up notifications on a Trello board:

  • Open the board in question
  • Click on the “Show Menu” link
  • Click on the “More” option
  • Find and select “Watch”

To set up notifications on a Trello list:

  • Start by clicking the three dots next to your list name to open the list menu
  • From the drop-down menu that opens, select “Watch” 
  • Now you’ll get notifications for updates to any card on that list

If you liked this How To blog, consider checking out the other two in this series:

How To: Duplicate Trello Boards so You’re Not Starting from Scratch Every Time

How To: Create Trello Cards Straight from Your Inbox

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