Subtasks add an additional level of organization to your Workspace hierarchy, allowing you to create more detailed goals or smaller to-do items as part of a task. When a subtask is added, we refer to the original task as the parent task.
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Subtasks are available on every ClickUp Plan.
Create a subtask
You can create subtasks wherever a parent task exists.
To create a subtask:
Open a task and scroll down to see Subtasks section.
Click into the New subtask field to add a task name and any other details.
Note: You can also create subtasks using the Create subtask icon found on tasks.
Convert a task into a subtask
To convert a task into a subtask:
Find the task you want to change.
Click on the ellipsis ... at the top of the task window.
Select Convert to.
Select Convert to subtask.
Choose the parent task you want the subtask to be under.
Tip: If the tasks you want to convert to subtasks are located in the same view, you can drag one task onto another and the task will automatically be converted.
Convert a subtask into a task
To convert a subtask into a task:
Find the subtask you want to change.
Click on the ellipsis ... at the top of the subtask window.
Select Convert to.
Select Convert to task.
Tip: You can use Bulk Action Toolbar to select multiple subtasks and make changes in bulk.
You can display all subtasks under a parent task in a List, Board, or Box view. Find the Subtasks button in the upper right corner of your Workspace and choose a display option:
Collapse all: Subtasks are collapsed under their parent tasks. This option is on by default.
Expand all: Subtasks are expanded under their parent task.
As separate tasks: Display all subtasks and tasks at the same level. Subtasks can be identified by the subtask icon.
Nested Subtasks provide an additional layer of organization by giving you the ability to create subtasks within subtasks.
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