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How can I turn off automatic watching of cards I create?

I use Trello personally; I don't collaborate with other users and I am the only creator of boards, cards, etc. Just today I noticed something new: when I create a card, it automatically has me watching that card, and then I have to go into each individual card and uncheck the "Watch" action/button. Is there any way to disable this automatic watching of cards I create? I'm not even assigning myself to these cards, and as I mentioned before, this only begun today.

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Dec 17, 2018

Hi @Natalie Cain I just found out that the Trello team made a temporary change as part of an experiment that includes the behavior you're seeing. There isn't currently a way to disable that, but I've passed your comments about the change along to the team. Sorry for the frustration in the meantime! Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help.

Have a great rest of your day.


Hi Jodi, I'm also experiencing this issue. Is there an ETA on a fix?

Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Dec 18, 2018

Hi @Dan H I hope to hear back from the Trello team tomorrow. I will be sure to update this post when I know more.

Thanks for your patience,


Thank you for the update, Jodi! I appreciate the information and hopefully the change is indeed temporary. 

Happy holidays!


Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Dec 19, 2018

Hi @Natalie Cain , the Trello Team received a lot of feedback about this autowatching feature that was recently enabled in Trello.   As a result they are planning to disable the auto-watch feature on creation of new cards for now.  However there is still an auto-watch enabled for any user that changes a due date on a card, that one will remain in effect for the time being. This change will take affect sometime between now and by end of day tomorrow (Thursday) for all Trello sites.

I hope this helps and have a great day,


Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Dec 19, 2018

@Dan H this update is for you as well.

Super helpful! Thank you, Jodi.

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Dec 16, 2018

Hi @Natalie Cain I noticed there were six community users writing in with the same issue since Friday so I thought I would do a bit of investigating. Trello support is looking into it, however you can send info to See screen shot, they are currently investigating the issue.

Once I know more I will share with you.

Thanks and have a good day,


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