What's a Virtual User?

Sometimes, you may see a user on your board listed as a virtual user.

Virtual users are placeholder accounts. Trello creates them when you've invited a user to a board or team, but the user hasn't finished the sign up process on their own.

Once a user signs up for Trello with the email address that was used to invite them, you'll see the "(Virtual)" change to "Normal" or "Admin," depending on their role.

While a user is a virtual user, you can still add them to cards or boards in order to assign them tasks.