How To Delete A List On Trello

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Trello, a widely used project management tool, boasts a powerful and user-friendly design that allows teams and individuals to manage and arrange tasks with ease. Among Trello’s many helpful features is the ability to create lists containing various tasks or cards. However, there may come a moment when you need to remove a list – whether you have completed all the tasks or just want to tidy up your board. This guide will explain the steps to take when deleting a list.

Step-by-Step Guide to Deleting a List on Trello

Step 1: Log in to Your Trello Account

Begin by logging into your Trello account. If you don’t already have one, you can create an account for free at

Step 2: Navigate to the Desired Board

Once you are logged in, navigate to the board containing the list that you want to delete.

Step 3: Select the List to be Deleted

On your board, find the list you wish to delete. Lists in Trello are represented as columns, so look for the column you no longer need.

Step 4: Open the List Menu

On the top right of the list, click on the ellipsis (…) icon. This will open up the list menu.

Step 5: Archive the List

In the list menu, select the option “Archive this list”. Now, this doesn’t delete the list, but it removes it from your board. It’s Trello’s way of allowing you to clean up your workspace without permanently losing the content of your lists.

Step 6: Permanently Delete the List

If you wish to permanently delete the list, you’ll first need to open the board’s archive by clicking on “Show Menu” at the top right corner of the board, then selecting “More” and finally “Archived Items”.

In the archived items, select “Switch to Lists”, find your list and click on it to open the list’s menu. At the bottom of the menu, you will see a “Delete” option. Click on it, then confirm your choice in the pop-up window. Note that this action is irreversible, so make sure you really want to delete this list.

And there you have it! You’ve successfully deleted a list on Trello. Remember, Trello is designed to bring efficiency and organization to your tasks. Therefore, think carefully before you decide to permanently delete any content, as it cannot be retrieved once removed.