How To Cancel Task And Subtask In Wrike

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The option to cancel tasks and subtasks in Wrike can greatly assist with project management tasks. Being an avid user of Wrike for task management, I have come to appreciate the significance of this feature in maintaining project organization and progress. In the following guide, I will walk you through the steps of canceling both tasks and subtasks in Wrike, accompanied by personal tips and a breakdown of each step.

Cancelling a Task

When you want to cancel a task in Wrike, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Wrike account and navigate to the project containing the task you wish to cancel.
  2. Locate the task in the project’s task list or on your personal task board.
  3. Click on the task to open its details pane.
  4. In the details pane, you’ll find a “Status” section. Click on the status icon to open a drop-down menu.
  5. Select “Canceled” from the options provided. This will change the status of the task to “Canceled.”
  6. Save your changes, and the task will now be marked as canceled in Wrike.

Canceling a task in Wrike can be useful when you realize that it’s no longer relevant to the project or if circumstances have changed. It helps to keep your project plan up to date and ensures that everyone involved is aware of the task’s cancellation.

Cancelling a Subtask

If you need to cancel a subtask within a task, the process is slightly different:

  1. Navigate to the task that contains the subtask you want to cancel.
  2. In the main task’s details pane, locate the subtask you wish to cancel.
  3. Click on the subtask to open its details pane.
  4. Similar to canceling a task, click on the status icon in the “Status” section of the subtask’s details pane.
  5. Choose “Canceled” from the options provided.
  6. Save your changes, and the subtask will now be canceled.

Cancelling subtasks is particularly helpful when you realize that a specific portion of your project is no longer necessary or needs to be reassigned to another team member. By canceling subtasks, you can improve the overall clarity and organization of your project’s workflow.


In conclusion, canceling tasks and subtasks in Wrike is a straightforward process that can greatly benefit your project management efforts. By utilizing this feature, you can ensure that your project plan remains up to date and that everyone involved is aware of any changes. Whether it’s canceling a task that is no longer relevant or canceling a subtask to streamline your project’s workflow, Wrike provides the necessary functionality to accomplish these tasks effectively.