What's the difference between privacy, sharing, and permissions? 

  • Privacy allows you to hide Projects, Lists, or tasks from other users on your team
  • Sharing allows you to invite team members to private items. Sharing also allows you to invite guests private or public items 
  • Permissions let you set what abilities members and guests have in items you've shared with them

Can I hide specific task details from guests

Can a member share items? 

  • Members can share with anyone that has permissions equal or greater to their own

Can a guest share items? 

  • No, guests are not able to access any privacy or sharing settings

How do I hide Custom Fields from Guests?

  1. Open a Project's custom fields settings
  2. Beside each field in the Project, click Guests 

How do I hide Time Tracking and Time Estimates from Guests?

  1. Visit your user's page in team settings
  2. Click on the "Guests" tab
  3. Select which ClickApp to hide from each guest
    - You must be an admin to access this setting

Where do I set permissions for members or guests?

  • All permissions are set from the item you've shared
  • For example if you've shared a Project, you'll need to re-open the sharing settings menu for that Project to set permissions for each user

On the Unlimited or Business Plans is it possible to have more guests than my seats allow? 

  • Yes, for example: You may have 2 members and 8 guests on the Unlimited Plan, but you would be required to have 3 member seats in that case. 2/3 member seats would be filled and 8/9 guest seats would be filled. This means you could then add 1 member and 1 guest without charge. 

If I upgrade my team what happens to guests over paid plan limits?

  • Seats will be added to your team to cover any excess guests. For example, if you have 2 members, and 8 guests - then 3 seats total will be added to your team, for a combined seat count of 2/3 members and 8/9 Guests (Unlimited plan). For the Business plan, just 2 seats would be required, for a combined seat count of 2/2 members and 8/15 Guests. 

If I upgrade from the Unlimited Plan to the Business Plan with a lot of guests, will I get a refund for the larger guest caps in the Business Plan?

  • Yes! You'll automatically receive a credit refund for the difference in cost. 

Why would I upgrade if I can add guests on the Free Forever Plan?

  • You are not able to set permissions for guests on the free plan, or hide ClickApps from Guests

May I reassign my guest seat(s) to other guests?

  • Yes! You may remove a guest and open up the seat to invite another in their place.

Will guests or members be able to view tasks that are dependent (waiting on or blocking) a task I share with them? 

  • They will see the task IDs of any dependent tasks unless they have been given explicit access to the tasks, in which case they will see the task details.

Can I convert a guest into a user? Vice versa?

  • Coming soon!

Can I share with someone who does not have a ClickUp account?

  • Sharing via public URL is coming soon!

If I share an item with a guest and the item's parents are all public, how do I prevent the guest from seeing my entire team?

  • Option 1: You must make that item private (or make the parent private)
  • Option 2: You must limit their permissions to "Can view"

What are the differences in guest on a paid team?

  • Can give guests different permissions
  • Can hide custom fields from Guests
  • Can hide Time Estimates and Time Tracking from Guests
  • Get 5 free guests with an additional 2 guests per member on the Unlimited Plan
  • Get 10 free guests with an additional 5 guests per member on the Business Plan

Are members or guests with limited permissions granted full access to an item when you change it from private to public?

  • No, these users will remain "invited" and still be limited to the same permissions

If a guest has "Create and edit" access to a Project, will they be able to create Projects or Lists?

  • No, guests are never able to create Projects or Lists. They only have the ability to create Tasks (when given Create & Edit  permission). 

If a guest has "Create and edit" access to a Project, will they be able to edit things such as the custom statuses or custom fields of the project?

  • No they will not have access to any Project settings

Will members or guests with "Can comment" permissions be able to change the status or assignees of a task? 

  • Only when they are assigned to the task

Will members or guests with "Can comment" permissions with the task assigned to them lose the ability to change the status or assignees if they unassign themselves? 

  • Yes, they only have permission to change status or assignee if they are currently assigned to the task.

If I merge a private task and a public task, what happens to the privacy settings of the combined task?

  • If either task was private at the time of merging, the combined task will be private
  • The ability to choose this at the time of merging is coming soon!

I'm a member, why do I see the "Shared with me" area in my sidebar? 

  • This happens when someone shares an item with you and you don't have access to the parent. 

If I add a guest (with edit access) to a task, what tags can they choose from?

  • They will be able to select tags from any other tasks they have access to

If I create a task and someone else creates a subtask, who is the owner of the subtask? 

  • The owner of the task owns all subtasks in that task
  • Subtasks do not have separate privacy or sharing settings

When subtask is converted to a task, who becomes its owner?

  • The person who made the conversion

Can someone make a subtask private to the members of the parent task? 

  • No, the owner of the parent task owns all subtasks, and the privacy settings for a parent task controls the privacy settings for all subtasks

If I share an item with a member who does not have access to the Space it lives in, will they know about the Space? 

  • No, visually they will only see the Projects, Lists, or tasks shared with them in their sidebar.
    - Example: if you share a task from a private Space with a member, they will see a new area in their sidebar called "Tasks shared with me" and will have no way to see the name of the Space, Project, or List the task lives within. 

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