Watch a task or discussion to stay in the loop

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Written by Christine Perakis
Updated over a week ago

Watchers are a great way to keep a pulse on activity when you're not assigned to the task but need to listen in or participate in the conversation. When you watch a task or discussion you will receive notifications on comments and file attachments. 

Add or Remove a Watcher

  1. Click the Watchers dropdown (binoculars icon) in the task or discussion

  2. Select the users you want to add. A green checkbox will appear when selected

  3. To remove watchers, select the dropdown again and deselect the green checkbox. Click away from the dropdown to save the changes.

Only people on the board can be added as watchers.  Invite a user to the board if you would like to add them as a watcher.  

For mirrored tasks, the list of watchers will include members from all boards where the task lives.

Pro-tip: When you're assigned to a task, you're automatically added as a watcher.

If you are watching a task, the binoculars icon will also show on the task face

If you are watching a discussion, your user avatar will display on the discussion face


@board selects all available members as Watchers. You can find @board at the bottom of the Watchers list.

Note: When @board is selected, all future members of the board will be automatically added as watchers.

An @ icon as well as a green indicator will show when @baord is selected.

Members can still be removed as watchers individually while @board is selected. They will not receive notifications.

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