How To Delete A Card In Trello

Trello is a popular project management tool that helps individuals and teams to organize their tasks and projects. One of the primary features of Trello is its use of cards to represent tasks or items. Sometimes you may need to delete a card for various reasons, such as when a task is completed or no longer needed. The process is simple and straightforward, but not immediately obvious, hence this guide will show you how to delete a card in Trello.

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Open the Card

To delete a card, you first need to open it. You can do this by clicking on the card you want to delete. This will open the card’s detailed view.

Step 2: Go to the ‘More’ Option

On the right-hand side of the card’s detailed view, you will find a menu. There, you’ll see an option labeled ‘More’. Click on it.

Step 3: Click ‘Archive’

After clicking on ‘More’, a drop-down menu will appear. One of the options on this menu is ‘Archive’. Click on it. This will remove the card from your board.

Note, archiving isn’t the same as deleting. Archiving a card removes it from your board but keeps it in the system so that you can retrieve or refer to it later if needed. Many people find archiving sufficient for their needs. However, if you want to permanently delete the card, move on to the next step.

Step 4: Delete the Card

If you’ve archived the card and also want to delete it permanently, follow this step. After archiving, go back to the ‘More’ menu within the card. There you’ll see an option to ‘Delete’. Click on that. A confirmation message will pop up asking if you’re sure you want to delete. Click ‘Yes’, and the card will be deleted permanently.

Deleting a Card Using Trello API

For those who prefer using Trello’s API, you can also delete a card by making a DELETE request to /1/cards/{id} where {id} is the id of the card. Here’s a sample code:

    curl --request DELETE \
        --url '{id}' \
        --header 'Accept: application/json' \
        --data 'key={yourKey}&token={yourToken}' 

Please replace {id}, {yourKey} and {yourToken} with your actual values.

Remember, deleting a card is permanent and cannot be undone. So make sure you really want to delete a card before doing so. Happy Trello-ing!