Creating a new board

A board can represent anything and have a variety of uses. You could use it to manage a project, track your progress, or use it as a resource for anything you need to accomplish. Boards are an important aspect of Trello and where your Trello content will be located.

Adding a new board

Create a new board from anywhere in Trello by clicking the "+" button in the header and selecting "Create Board…" in the drop down menu.

Add a new board or team.

Before a new board is created, it must first be given a name and have a team associated with it. Enter a name for your new board, select the team that it should be associated with. You can also adjust the board's visibility or select a new background before creating it as well.
Whether creating a new board or copying an existing board, your board will need to be associated with a team. You can select an existing team for the board, or, create a new team.

(When creating a Board, you can choose one of your existing teams. You can also Create a new team if you don’t have any available)

You can think about teams as workspaces that contain your boards, and the great benefit about them is that they help you stay organized and categorize your boards in different contexts. Organizing your boards into teams also helps you to collaborate with your other team members smoothly, giving shared access to all content within that space.

If you’re concerned about privacy within your team, you can tweak the Board Visibility settings to decide who should have access to your board: everybody or just those you invite.

Existing boards can be moved into any team for which you have the permission to add content:

Board Access

You can invite members to your board, your team, or both. Granting members access to your newly created board does not automatically extend to the team. To make sure members can access all boards within the team, add the members to the team with the following steps:

  1. Select your team on the home page at
  2. Select the "Members" tab
  3. Click the "Invite Team Members" button in the left sidebar and enter the email address or Trello username of the individual you would like to add to your team.

You can also invite others to your team by sharing a special link with them. Read more about that here.

Note: You must be an admin of a team to add members.

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