Is it possible to allow for cards to be linked?

For example, when a feature becomes a saga and therefore the card generates its own "board" (perhaps in a different organisation—if the feature is being "outsourced") such that the smaller components of the feature appear on that.

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Note: This answer has been updated due to changes in Trello. Legacy information still available at the end.

The answer

You can link to other cards in any board. Just paste the link to the card into the text...

editing description

and Trello will convert it to a nice-looking link with an icon and the card title.

linked card

When you open a card the address bar changes to a direct-link to that card, so you can copy it from there. This does mean that you have to navigate to the other card in order to get the link. The old way allowed you to start typing '#' and then choose from a list or type the number. However, it does mean that you can link to cards on other boards.

The old way

See Trello support for explanation of feature deprecation: moving between boards changes card number.

Yes, you can! All you have to do is type #xx where xx is the card number - as far as I know you can do this anywhere that you input text - I have tested it in descriptions and comments.

For example you might have something like this in a card description:

See also:

- Card #23 (Tidy shed)
- Card #4 (Clear out garage)
- Card #45 (Do that other thing)

The #xx will appear as a link to the referenced card.

Note that the card reference is working only in the same board, it is not cross-board

Response from Trello (2016-01-27)

When the old behaviour changed I filed a bug report with Trello and got this back:

What you discovered is actually an expected behavior at this point. We recently deprecated the number linking functionality within Trello, and at this point, unfortunately, there is no such feature available. Right now, your best bet is to use the full link to the card.

We definitely understand that that's frustrating. I'm sorry that we've removed a part of Trello that was important to your use of the product. Unfortunately there were some issues with the links and they wouldn't work properly once cards have been moved to other boards. Similarly, our mobile application would only show the number and wouldn't actually build a clickable link.

The best I can say is that we're working to change how we add things to Trello so we don't have to remove features in the future.

  • But what if my board is not English? It will appear as Card #20. Ok, You should not start a paragraph with #, because it will be interpreted as a header.
    – pihentagy
    Jan 30, 2014 at 15:49
  • @pihentagy Spanish: Tarjeta #23 Greek: κάρτα #23 Swedish: kort #23 - you get the idea. It doesn't matter what your text says, the #23 gets automatically converted to a link.
    – jhabbott
    Jan 30, 2014 at 20:07
  • Ok, figured out ITMT, and commented the following (maybe forgot to submit), that the only gotcha is that if the first character in the paragraph is hashmark, then it will be interpreted as header. And you cannot customize the link title.
    – pihentagy
    Jan 31, 2014 at 8:26
  • We did this a lot, and it has stopped working :-( Jan 27, 2016 at 12:50
  • Oh yeah - I just reported this as a bug here: help.trello.com/article/709-reporting-trello-bugs
    – jhabbott
    Jan 27, 2016 at 17:30

Yes it is possible to link individual cards and even move a card between boards.

To find a card's link:

  1. Open the card (press Enter).
  2. Click the More... link at the bottom of the right side panel.
  3. You should see a text box containing the link.

To move a card:

  1. Open the card (press Enter).
  2. Click the Move... button in the right side panel.
  3. Choose your board and Click Move.

I ended up creating a small extension called GTD: Trello Card Links that allows you to put any link on the front of your Trello Cards and make it clickable. I always found it really annoying having to click on the back of cards to get to where I wanted to be!


  • Clickable Links on cards
  • Multiple Links on cards
  • Link to cards and create EPIC stories

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Installation Process

  1. Install extension
  2. Navigate to your Trello Board
  3. Create new Trello Card
  4. Paste a link
  5. Click the link!


UPDATE (01/11/2017)

I wanted to add in a few other helpful extensions I've found that might be more suitable for others use cases:

  • How does it help to above question of referencing other cards? This plugin only convert URLs into clickable links Jan 9, 2017 at 9:04
  • I've updated the demo to give an example of linking to the back of other cards, trello.com/b/6DoBxhuZ/gtd-trello-card-links
    – Oneezy
    Jan 9, 2017 at 11:31
  • OK, this plugin is only useful for making link inside ticket names. And, well, putting card URL is no comparison to using #nn as it used to be. Jan 11, 2017 at 10:25
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    @PaulVerest , I've updated my answer with a few other helpful extensions that might be better for the specific use case. Have a look
    – Oneezy
    Jan 11, 2017 at 13:30

I recommend the Trello Shortcuts Plus Chrome Extension to copy the global card link with a shortcut key.


I think Zapier.com will do this. Just do a trello to trello Zap.

  • No, there is no Zap to create links, as far as I can see. Jan 27, 2016 at 12:52

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