Adding a member to a card

Board members can also be added to individual cards to indicate association or to assign those members to the card. Adding a member to a card automatically allows them to watch the card. They will receive notifications for the following:

  • All comments

  • Adding, changing, and upcoming due dates

  • Card moves and archives

Note that if card members choose to not watch it at a later point, they will no longer receive these notifications.

Adding a member to a card

To add an individual to a card, click the card to open it, then choose "Members" from the right side of the card. Type the member's name or click on their avatar. You can also add a member to a card by opening the card's quick edit menu (hover mouse over card and click the pencil icon) and selecting "Change Members" from the drop down. 


You can add a member to a card directly from the card.

Drag and drop members to cards

While viewing the "Members" area in the menu on the right side of a Trello board, you can drag and drop a user's avatar directly onto a card. 


Or you can drag and drop a member's avatar on to a card from the board's menu.

Keyboard shortcuts

The following keyboard shortcuts are available to add members to a card. Press the key while hovering over the card or when the card is open.

  • SPACE - Add yourself to a card. 

  •  - Add another member to a card.

Can I add a member to a card without adding them to the board?

No. In order to add a member to a card, that user will need to be a member of the board first.

Because Trello aims to provide users with a shared perspective, once someone is added as a member of a board, they'll be able to see all cards and lists on that board, not only the cards they've been added to. Sometimes, users may want to only give another member access to some cards but not others. In those cases, we suggest creating separate boards for different levels of access.

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