Sometimes, it's necessary to remove a person from your Workspace. ClickUp makes this super simple and fast.

How to Remove someone from a Workspace

Only available to admins+. More details about user roles available here.

  1. Open the Workspace you would like to remove a user from

  2. Click your avatar in the bottom left corner

  3. Select People

  4. Locate the person you want to Remove

  5. Click the ellipses ... under Settings and select Remove

  6. All done!

arrows pointing to where the People tab is in settings and the ellipses that allows you to remove a user

How to Remove a Member from a Space

Only available in private Spaces. Members can make changes to Spaces they own, admins+ can make changes to any Space they have access to.

Remove a member using Space settings

  1. Click on the ellipses menu ... next to the Space name

  2. Select Space settings

  3. Choose Shared with

  4. Hover over the avatar and click on the X for the user you would like to remove

Panel that lets you choose if the Space you're creating will be private or public to the Workspace

Remove a member using the Spaces page

  1. Click on your profile avatar and select Spaces

  2. Find the desired private Space

  3. Hover over the avatar and click on the X for the user you would like to remove

Removing a member from the Spaces tab in Settings

If you're interested in how to delete an entire Workspace, please see our doc here!

What happens to their data when a member is removed from a Workspace? 

  • Any unshared, private items that the member had, will be off limits. If a user is removed, they will lose access to all Private items. Even if they are re-added to the Workspace, they will not regain access to those Private items.

  • Any public items created by the member will remain and maintain accurate activity history

  • The member will still show as assigned to tasks and comments, but an "Inactive" label is added by their name. It's easy to remove them and reassign those tasks with the Multitask Toolbar!

  • If you remove a member from a paid plan, that seat will remain open and you will be able to reassign it to a new user. If no new user is assigned before your next billing cycle begins, your member seat count will be adjusted down. 

  • Keep in mind attachments that were unshared and private, will count towards your storage. 

Inaccessible Spaces
If a user is removed and Space settings cannot be accessed by the remaining members, follow these steps:

  1. Make a user in the Space an admin on the People settings page

  2. Then they will be able to add people to the Space and make someone else the Space owner!

  3. The user who was made an admin, can be changed back to a member

If a user is removed and a private Space is left without any members in it, the Workspace owner can take over ownership on their Spaces page

How to view inaccessible spaces in the Settings of your Workspace

How to reassign tasks from a deleted member to another member:

  1. While viewing "Everything", sort your tasks by assignee. Be sure to 'Show closed tasks' or filter for all statuses. Then, you'll see this inactive user's tasks appear under his or her name.

  2. Use the Multitask Toolbar to select all of these tasks and un-assign them.

Privacy of Folders, Lists and tasks

You can also choose who has access to your Folders, Lists and tasks. Click here to learn more!

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