How Do I Add Icons To Trello Labels

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Enhancing your Trello labels with icons can add a touch of flair and individuality to your boards. As someone who loves Trello, I find pleasure in customizing my labels with icons. In this article, I will walk you through the steps of adding icons to your Trello labels and share my own tips and tricks.

Step 1: Choose Your Icons

The first step in adding icons to Trello labels is to select the icons you want to use. There are numerous websites and resources available that offer free icons for download. Some popular options include Flaticon, FontAwesome, and Icons8. Take your time to explore these platforms and find icons that align with the theme or purpose of your Trello board.

Step 2: Download and Save the Icons

Once you’ve found the perfect icons, download them to your computer and make sure to save them in a location where you can easily access them later. It’s a good idea to create a dedicated folder for all your Trello icons to keep them organized.

Step 3: Prepare Your Labels

Before you can add icons to your Trello labels, you need to create or edit the labels you want to customize. To do this, open your Trello board and click on the “Labels” button on the right-hand side. From there, you can either create new labels or edit existing ones.

Step 4: Add the Icons

Now it’s time to add the icons to your labels. Open the folder where you saved the icons, and choose the one you want to use for each label. Right-click on the icon file, select “Copy image address” or “Copy image URL,” and then go back to Trello.

Method 1: Adding Icons with Markdown

If you’re comfortable using Markdown in Trello, you can add icons directly using the following syntax:

[Label Name](icon-url)

Replace “Label Name” with the name of your label and “icon-url” with the URL of the icon image you copied earlier. Make sure to enclose the label name in square brackets and the icon URL in parentheses.

Method 2: Adding Icons with Trello Power-Ups

If you prefer a more user-friendly approach, you can use Trello Power-Ups to add icons to your labels. Power-Ups like “Custom Fields” or “Card Covers” offer built-in features that allow you to upload and use icons. Simply enable the desired Power-Up, follow the instructions provided, and customize your labels with the icons of your choice.


Adding icons to Trello labels is a simple yet effective way to enhance the visual appeal of your boards. Whether you choose to use Markdown or leverage Trello Power-Ups, the process is easy to follow and allows for plenty of personalization. Experiment with different icons and have fun creating unique labels that reflect your style and preferences. Happy Trello-ing!