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Watchers are people that are "watching" (or "following") a task. These people receive notifications when tasks they watch are updated. 

Throughout ClickUp, you’ll see the "Eye" icon indicating Watchers: 

How to watch a task 

While viewing a task, click the eye icon on the top right side of the task window. Then, select yourself and/or others to add to Watchers. 

Manage Watchers for a task: In addition to adding yourself, you also can add, edit, or remove watchers for the entire task. The names that are in purple are Watchers.

Other places you can adjust Watchers: 

  1. Notifications page: Easily watch and unwatch tasks directly from the Notifications page by clicking the eye icon
  2. Creating task: Click the Eye icon in the Create Task window to add people to the Watchers list. 
  3. Multitask Toolbar: If you need to add Watchers in bulk, use the Multitask toolbar to add watchers to multiple tasks at the same time.

What's the difference between a Watcher and an Assignee?

An assignee is responsible for completing one or more items within a task, and is automatically made a Watcher. 

On the other hand, Watchers receive updates when any changes are made within a task, but they are not necessarily assigned to complete anything within said task.

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