How To Check Trello History

Trello’s user-friendly interface and flexibility have made it a top choice for project management. Yet, there are some functions that may not be immediately apparent, even to experienced users. One of these is Trello’s history log. This article will guide you through the steps of accessing Trello’s history log.

Why Check Trello History?

Before we delve into the technicalities, it’s essential to understand why you might want to check your Trello history. Maybe you want to review past actions, track progress, or just need to know who made what changes and when. For businesses, it can be a crucial tool for accountability and project tracking.

How to View Trello History

Trello logs every move made on the board: from card creation, list creation, board updates to comments, everything is kept in the board’s history. Here’s how you can access it:

  1. Navigate to the Trello board you want to see the history for.
  2. Click on the Show Menu button on the upper right-hand corner of the board.
  3. After clicking on the menu button, a sidebar will appear. Here, you’ll find the Activity option. Click on it.
  4. The Activity feed will show you the history of all the actions on the board.

Unfortunately, Trello does not provide a built-in feature to see an individual card’s activity history. However, you can use a browser extension like Butler to automate this process.

Using Butler to Automate History Tracking

Butler is a powerful browser extension that can automate many Trello actions, including tracking a card’s history. Here’s how to set it up:

  1. Install the Butler for Trello extension on your browser.
  2. Once installed, navigate to your Trello board and click on the newly appeared Butler icon.
  3. In the Butler dashboard, go to the Card Button section and create a new button.
  4. Name the button something like “Show Card History”.
  5. For the action, choose “post a comment”, and in the text field, enter the variable {cardcommentall}. This variable will post all the card’s comment history.

Now, when you click on this newly created button in a card, it will post all the card’s comment history. It’s an easy and efficient way to keep track of individual card histories.


Checking your Trello history is a simple but powerful way to keep track of actions and progress. Though it may take a bit of setup, the ability to review your history at any time can provide valuable insights into your workflow and help you develop more efficient practices for future projects.