In Google Keep, how to format lines as nested bullet points? I understand single-level bullet points can be formatted by creating the note as a list.

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Assuming that you are using the web interface, you can simply use * to manually create bullets. Keep automatically remembers the indentation of the last bullet you created.

For example, to create the following list in Keep:

  • Item 1
    • Item 2
    • Item 3
      • Item 4

You would:

  1. Open a new, regular note.
  2. Type *, Space, Item 1 (this should create a new bullet from the *) and then press Enter.
  3. On the next line, Backspace to remove the automatically created bullet point, then indent e.g. four spaces (the exact amount of indentation would be based on your preferences).
  4. Remaining on the same line, type * again then Item 2 and press Enter.
  5. A new, automatically created bullet should appear below and in-line with the bullet for Item 2. You would then type Item 3 and again press Enter.
  6. Item 4 would be based on repeating Steps 3-5, just with different indentation (e.g. eight spaces).


  • This behavior isn't directly available from the Chrome extension (as far a I am aware). That is, if you right-click the Keep icon in Chrome and select New blank note, the interface that pops up for the new note doesn't appear to support translating * into bullets.

  • This manual method does work for the Keep Android app.

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    Something really annoying me with this is the indent is lost if you go beyond a single line. Oct 24, 2020 at 21:11

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