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Private Boards


Who can use this feature:
Anyone on your account
Available on Pro and Enterprise plans 


Private boards are meant to only be seen by the user and anyone that they choose to invite to the board. This is great for when you would like to create a project, to-do list, or plan before executing it to your team.



A few facts about private boards

  • All private board items are private and can be viewed and used by the subscribers of that specific private board.
  • Only the owner of a private board can add subscribers to the board. 
  • They are not searchable, meaning that they will not appear in search results.
  • If you are an admin and looking to export the account data, this will export all private boards of the account as well. This means that Admins do have access to private boards when they export the entire account's data. 
  • The owner of the private board may share it with other members of their account by clicking on "Invite" at the top of the board.



Note: Admins of an Enterprise plan will be able to view high-level details of a private board such as its name, subscribers, and creation date via the content directory.


To learn more about the different board types, check out this article


Requesting access to a Private Board

If you've stumbled upon a Private Board that you do not have access to, you'll find the below error message displaying that the board is private and you currently do not have access to it. In order to instantly request access to the Private Board, you can click on the blue "Request access" button as below: 



Clicking this button will send a notification to all board owner(s) of this Private Board, showing that you've requested access. By clicking on the notification, the board owners will be directed to the subscribers page to grant you access to this Private Board if they so choose. 


Changing a board's type

As the board owner, you can change your board from Private to Shareable or Main. Simply click on the three-dot menu at the top right of your board and then select "Board settings". From there, click on "Change board type" and then choose the type of board that you'd like to change it to. 

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If you have any questions, please reach out to our team right here. We’re available 24/7 and happy to help.