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The Basics of Groups

A group is a color-coded section on your board that contains your items (rows). When creating a board, you then need to create your groups. A group can be a week, a month, a specific step of a project, or whatever you want! This article covers everything you can do with a group 🙌



Adding a group

Your board will by default always contain at least one group. To add a new group to your board, hover over the title of any existing group. You will see an arrow appearing on the left side. Click it and choose "Add Group".


Next, type the name of your group, click enter and you are done!


Customizing a group

Once your group is created, you can rename it and change its color. It is so simple! Just click on the arrow on the left of your group's titles as below: 


From there you can choose amongst 18 different colors:


Note:  Columns are added at the board level, not at the group level. This means that the columns added to your board will appear in all of your groups, with no variation between groups.  


Duplicating a group

In case you need an exact copy of the group you already made, you can simply duplicate the group, instead of recreating it from the start. By choosing "duplicate items", your group and the columns will be duplicated. You can also duplicate the updates by choosing "duplicate items and updates".


You can also duplicate your groups automatically by using our monday.com automations. Check out this article to learn more about it. 


Collapsing a group

If you'd like to get an overview of all the groups within your board, you can collapse all your groups. To do so, click on any of your groups and select "collapse all groups" as shown below. To expand your groups, just click each group!


This is how your board will look like after collapsing: 


Tip: You can use the shortcut Ctrl + G to collapse or expand all your groups at once. 


Moving a group

To move your groups easily within your board, we recommend that you first collapse them all (see right above to learn how). Then simply drag and drop them to re-organize them to the way you want. 




You can also move your group to a different board by clicking on "move group to board" as below: 



Important Note:  Before moving your group to a different board, please make sure the board structures are the same (same columns, in the same order) otherwise, you might lose some information on the way. 


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