We just HAD to solve the problem of inserting attachments in comments. How often do you upload an attachment and then talk about that attachment in your comment?

To fix this, there are two ways of adding attachments in Task view:

Showing how an attachment can be added as a comment.

Left side: Attach to task

Dropping files on the left side uploads them to the task as normal. Attachments uploaded on the left side will only be visible in the 'Attachments' section (left side) of the task. 

Showing how to add an attachment to a task.

Note that you also can click the 'Browse' link in addition to dragging and dropping to upload files. 

Right side: Attach to comment (and task)

Alternatively, dropping files on the right side inserts them into the comment editor. Here, you can comment about the attachment (or anything you want).

Showing how to attach a file as a comment.

Your attachments in comments will still appear in the main 'Attachments' section on the left side of a task. After you post the comment, you'll see your comment with your attachment(s) in it!

At ClickUp, 90% of the time we attach files to comments directly. This allows you to add detail and context to the file, rather than just posting it in the task where it can get lost in the conversation.

You can also click the 'Attachments' (paperclip) icon to add files to comments.  

Custom Field Attachments

With the Files custom field, add and organize files directly from a List view. Attach one or multiple files to a single column, or create multiple columns to fit your workflow! 

Example of the files custom field.

Note: To delete an attachment in a task, hover over it and click the X!

Close-up of an attachment in a task.

Other cool things you can do

Cloud Storage Attachments

You can easily attach Google Drive and Dropbox files to your Task by clicking "Add" next to the Attachments section!

Showing the attachment section in a task.

Attach files into comments by clicking on the corresponding attachment symbol next to the Comment button.

Close up of where to attach cloud storage attachment.

Keep in mind that the Cloud Storage feature is available only for paid plans.

Download All Attachments

Want to grab multiple files without downloading them each individually? Download all your task attachments into a neatly zipped file for easy sharing.

Showing how to download all attachments in a task.

Rename attachments 

Use the pencil icon on an attachment thumbnail or even in the comment editor to quickly change the name of an attached file.

Preview Attachments

You can preview all sorts of uploads directly from your ClickUp task, including docs, pdf, images, videos, and gifs!

This is really cool because all files stored in ClickUp can be shared externally by copying the link to the file. You never have to worry about the link expiring and contacts can download the files from the link directly!

Close up of copy links to attachments.

You can also delete attachments by clicking on the trash while previewing.

Zoom in on attachments

Click on the + or - symbols in preview mode to zoom in or out on the attachment.

Showing how to Zoom in on attachments.

Proofing

Centralize feedback and expedite approval processes with Proofing by assigning comments directly to task attachments!

Showing how proofing works in ClickUp.

Please note: The max size of a file you can attach to a task is 500MB. If you need to upload a file larger than 500MB you may want to consider using one of our Cloud Storage Options which you can read about here.

Coming soon: Share private attachments selectively 

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