How To Add An Icon To A Trello List

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Hello fellow Trello fans! It brings me joy to share my own knowledge and perspective on adding an icon to a Trello list. As a devoted user of Trello, I’ve found it beneficial to personalize my boards and lists for a more visually appealing and easily identifiable experience. Without delay, let’s explore the realm of Trello icons!

Why Add Icons to Trello Lists?

Icons can bring a touch of personalization and flair to your Trello boards, making them easier to navigate and visually appealing. Whether you want to differentiate between various lists on a board or simply want to add a creative touch, icons can do the trick.

Step 1: Find the Perfect Icon

The first step is to find the right icon that represents the theme or purpose of your Trello list. There are numerous websites and resources available where you can find free or paid icons. Some popular options include:

  1. Flaticon
  2. Iconfinder
  3. The Noun Project

Browse through these websites and explore the vast library of icons until you find the one that resonates with your list’s purpose or theme.

Step 2: Save the Icon Image

Once you’ve found the perfect icon, right-click on it and select “Save Image As” to save the icon onto your computer. Make sure to choose a location that is easily accessible.

Step 3: Upload the Icon to Trello

Now that you have your desired icon saved, it’s time to upload it to your Trello list. Here are the steps:

  1. Open your Trello board and navigate to the specific list you want to add the icon to.
  2. Click on the list’s title to open the list menu.
  3. Select “Change Icon” from the menu options.
  4. Click on the “Upload” button.
  5. Navigate to the location where you saved the icon image on your computer and select it.
  6. Click on the “Open” button to upload the icon.

Step 4: Adjust Icon Size and Placement (Optional)

By default, Trello will display the uploaded icon at a standard size. However, you can easily adjust the size and placement of the icon to suit your preferences. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Click on the list’s title to open the list menu.
  2. Select “Change Icon” from the menu options.
  3. Click and drag the slider to adjust the icon size.
  4. Drag the icon to the desired position within the list’s title.


Congratulations! You have successfully added an icon to your Trello list, giving it a personalized touch. Remember, icons can not only make your Trello boards visually appealing but also help you differentiate between lists at a glance. So, go ahead and experiment with different icons to make your Trello experience even more enjoyable.