Can I create some kind of sub-team in Trello?

I have a committee that is divided into sub-committees. I would like to create one team where I can keep boards that we all need to see and use, such as templates, and then have sub-teams for the sub-committees to use. I don't want each sub-team to be able to see the other sub-team's boards.

Please note that I have the free version of Trello and I'm not in a position to upgrade.


Thank you!

2 answers

0 vote
Matthew N Community Champion Oct 05, 2017

Hi Elizabeth

Trello doesn't support sub-teams on a board.  With Trello, permissions are board specific, therefore cards and/or lists cannot be hidden from other users of the board. You'd need to create separate boards if you require privacy of the lists/cards.  

Hi Elizabeth,

Marta here, from Trello Support.

Matthew's right—currently, Trello doesn't support per-card permissions—once someone has access to a board, they'll be able to see all cards on it. For now, we suggest creating separate boards for different permissions levels.


In the meantime, I’ll pass your feedback on to our team for consideration—let me know if there's any additional info you'd like for me to pass their way.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Bridget Sauer
Published Feb 02, 2018 in Trello

Atlassian User Groups: Trello edition

You’re invited to our first ever Trello User Groups   Good news for current and aspiring Trello enthusiasts! We’re launching Trello User Groups so that you can network, share ideas, solve ...

1,227 views 8 10
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot