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Is there a way or workaround for adding a tooltip to the custom field header?

Hello community!


I'd like to add a short description for custom fields to give users a better idea of how to fill out a custom field.  Is there a way to do this?

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@Mike Hong That sounds like a pretty great idea.   If your usecase works with Amazing Fields (, I think I could add support for something like that pretty easy.


Note: Amazing Fields lets you build styling, formatting, etc on top of field values and build on custom fields if you need the full power of automations and integrations.

@Allen this is pretty awesome, I'll test it out!

@Allen Looks like I need IT to approve it.  Do you think you will add a Tooltip function for custom fields?

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Hannah Morgan Community Leader Apr 14, 2022

Hi @Mike Hong ! Welcome to the community :) It's not currently possible to add descriptions to custom fields, however, I think this would be a great feature to have. If you want to request this direct with Trello, you can do that here:

As a workaround, you could create a dedicated list in your board that acts as a wiki or readme. Within that list, you could have a card that has all the custom field definitions. 

Another option could be to add a prompt to your card descriptions to remind people to fill out the custom fields/explain how to fill them out. This could either be contained in a card template, or auto-added to new cards using butler automation. 

I can't seem to request this.  Ever since I posted this I've had this "Connection Issue." 2022-04-18 10_31_06-Contact Support _ Trello.png

Hannah Morgan Community Leader Apr 18, 2022

@Mike Hong I had a look just now and was able to successfully submit a ticket. Are you still running into the same issue? Does it happen after you try and submit a ticket? 

@Hannah Morgan it happens as soon as I open the contact link before I enter any information in.  As soon as I click on Using Trello from the dropdown it makes these 2 suggestions.  This is what brought me to post in the community, I thought this was a prerequisite.  2022-04-19 09_43_36-Contact Support _ Trello.png

It's working now and I've submitted my feature request.

Hannah Morgan Community Leader Apr 25, 2022

Great! Thanks for letting me know. Glad that's working now.

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