How To Add Labels To An Entire List In Trello

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Have you ever experienced difficulty in managing your tasks and to-do lists? I definitely have! Fortunately, I came across an incredible capability in Trello that has completely revolutionized the way I structure my lists – the option to include labels on entire lists!

Labels in Trello are visual markers that you can use to categorize and prioritize your tasks. They are like colorful sticky notes that you can attach to your cards. By adding labels to an entire list, you can easily distinguish it from other lists and give it a unique identity.

So, how exactly can you add labels to an entire list in Trello? Let me walk you through the steps:

Step 1: Open your Trello board

First, log in to your Trello account and open the board where you want to add labels to a list. If you don’t have a board yet, you can easily create one by clicking on the “Create new board” button.

Step 2: Choose the list you want to add labels to

Once you’re on the board, locate the list where you want to add labels. It could be your “To-Do” list, “In Progress” list, or any other list that you want to label.

Step 3: Open the list options menu

To add labels to the entire list, click on the three dots icon located on the right side of the list’s title. This will open the list options menu.

Step 4: Select “Edit Labels”

In the list options menu, select the “Edit Labels” option. This will open the labels panel where you can manage the labels for the list.

Step 5: Add or manage labels

Now, you have the option to either add new labels or manage existing labels for the list. To add a new label, click on the “Add a label” button and choose a color and name for the label. You can create as many labels as you need to suit your organization system.

If you already have labels created, you can manage them by clicking on the color of the label in the labels panel. This will open a color picker where you can change the color or rename the label.

Step 6: Apply labels to the list

Once you have created or managed the labels for the list, simply click on the “X” icon in the top right corner of the labels panel to close it and apply the labels to the list.

And there you have it! You have successfully added labels to an entire list in Trello. Now, you can easily identify and prioritize your tasks based on the labels assigned to each list.

Using labels in Trello has been a game-changer for me. It has allowed me to visually organize and prioritize my tasks, making it easier to stay on top of my workload. Whether it’s color-coding tasks by priority, assigning labels based on project categories, or adding personal touches to each list, labels have taken my Trello experience to the next level.


Adding labels to entire lists in Trello is a powerful way to enhance your task management and organization. By following the simple steps outlined above, you can customize and personalize your lists to suit your unique needs and preferences. Give it a try and see how labels can transform your Trello experience!