How To Blackout Text On Trello

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Trello is a fantastic resource for managing projects, giving users the flexibility to generate boards, lists, and cards for effective organization of tasks. Nevertheless, there may arise situations where you desire to conceal specific details on a Trello card, whether for privacy purposes or to build anticipation during a presentation. In this guide, I will walk you through the steps of redacting text on Trello, along with my personal insights and strategies.

Step 1: Install the “Card Snooze” Power-Up

To get started, you need to install the “Card Snooze” Power-Up from the Trello Power-Ups directory. Open the board where you want to blackout text and click on the “Show Menu” button in the top-right corner. From the menu, select “Power-Ups” and search for “Card Snooze.” Click on “Add” to install the Power-Up.

Step 2: Activate the “Card Snooze” Power-Up

Once the Power-Up is installed, go back to your Trello board and open the card that contains the text you want to blackout. On the right-hand side of the card, you will see a new button labeled “Card Snooze.” Click on it to activate the Power-Up for that specific card.

Step 3: Blackout the Text

Now that the “Card Snooze” Power-Up is active, you can start blacking out the text. Simply wrap the text you want to hide with double curly brackets, like this: {{Text to Blackout}}. Once you save the card, the text will be replaced with a black line, effectively hidden from view.

Step 4: Edit or Reveal the Blacked Out Text

If you need to edit or reveal the blacked out text at any point, simply click on the “Card Snooze” button again. This will display the original text, allowing you to make changes or show it to others. Once you’re done, click the button again to hide the text once more.

Personal Tips and Tricks

As someone who frequently uses the “Card Snooze” Power-Up to blackout text on Trello, I have a few personal tips and tricks to share:

  1. Use blacked out text sparingly to avoid overwhelming your card with hidden information.
  2. If you have multiple blocks of blacked out text on a card, consider using headings or labels to differentiate between them.
  3. If you need to share a blacked out card with someone who doesn’t have access to Trello, you can take a screenshot and share it as an image.


Blackouting text on Trello is a simple and effective way to hide sensitive information or create a sense of curiosity during presentations. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can effortlessly blackout text on Trello cards, giving you more control over what information is visible to others. Remember to use this feature responsibly and only blackout text when necessary for privacy or presentation purposes. Happy organizing!