Expand subitems as default view

No, not that I’m aware of :frowning: This is a big inconvenience.

Please, add this feature. This would literally be a reason why we decide to choose another product for our team. I have too many projects I manage to have to expand the sub-items every time I log in or refresh or change anything.

@TRB-monday.com is there an update? It’s been over a year now.

Hey @TRB-monday.com , adyen really needs this to improve internal communications


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This would be a welcome addition to the sub items functionality. We also have a lot of parent items with sub items that are assigned to members of our team. The need to constantly toggle expand on all the items with each board refresh is now becoming cumbersome for our team. As others have re-iterated, the option to save a view on all sub items expanded or just saving this state by default on the board would be a great addition.


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Hi All! I just voted for this - I believe this option is absolutely vital and for many reasons! As well, I created a new suggestion that you can vote for as well if you like (URL below). If any of you know of additional posts on this topic that I can vote for please let me know. I’d spend a whole day voting for each one of them!

Hi @TRB-monday.com, do we have any movement on this yet or insight if it’s being considered or not? We really need the ability to set the view to be toggled by default.

Does anyone know if click up allows this? We went for Monday originally but been seeing a lot of love for click up lately… Not sure what their dev team is like at adding new features and fixing bugs but Monday doesn’t really have any excuses with the amount of revenue they are making atm. How many times do we come across simple things that should have been implemented years ago but they haven’t. Yet the price keeps going up. Don’t be surprised if they offer this feature for enterprise only. Or like with native Monday forms were promised more features but now they have created a new product “workforms” that requires a whole new subscription.

Why does Monday keep ignoring the needs of their user community? Not only having to expand subitems negatively impacting productivity when working on the board, it is annoying to senior management members who want to review the board.

Hi all,

Firstly, we apologise to hear of your frustration and want to assure you that we are doing our best to advocate for these feature requests, especially those with a significant amount of votes. We are actively working on our responsiveness, and recognise that there is certainly room for improvement, so appreciate your patience with us. Just for some background, we are in the process of merging threads that reference the same feature request so that votes are consolidated and the feature can be better prioritised - this particular request being one of them. Your needs and requests are not being ignored, there is much happening behind the scenes, however we do acknowledge we can be more efficient and transparent in our approach, and promise we are working on this! :pray:

Ive been looking through this feature request forum, there isnt a single comment from Monday on specific queries. I think thats your problem, this copy and pasted stuff doesnt really help.

Hey @Gurrier - I’ll definitely take your feedback on board!

As mentioned, we are in the process of merging duplicate requests so that we can pull an accurate pool of votes together to get highly requested features like these considered and developed in the near future. As such, providing specific updates for some feature isn’t as easy or possible, as we want to ensure we have all the data gathered before publicly providing an update that is confirmed and completely accurate - we understand that there are topics that have been requested a significant time back and we do apologise for this. Our team is doing their best to advocate for these features, and have them implemented as efficiently as possible for the community whilst ensuring performance is of the highest standard - we hope you can understand! Because of this (^) we try to maintain consistent and honest communication with you all, however I hear you and will note your comments.

Once we have specifics to provide, you will know about it! :pray:

I hope your dev team also ranks by simplicity. This is low hanging fruit. One button to trigger the appropriate action on one class should do this, if a master class is being used on the sub-item groups.

Regardless, pretty please, can we see this done?

Monday was really great at being at the forefront when we started testing and then using it, but, other project/time manager platforms are going beyond, including with auto expandable sub-items, deep nested sub items and better “smart actions” by default.

I’ve moved a big chunk of my team to Monday, and hope to be able to get back to the point where it’s once again state of the art.

I do understand that integrations are VERY important to the success of Monday, and the usefulness of it to us, but, if the underlying platform stagnates, that doesn’t matter very much.

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Just adding my vote. This DEFINITELY needs to be an option!

Hi @nasmith

Great idea and thanks for sharing your feedback. We’ve discussed the request to expand subitems as default views with the relevant development and they agree with the need for this. As of now, it’s not immediately planned, due to other priorities and team capacity.

We would love to keep hearing how this feature would impact your workflow. Requests like yours help guide us in prioritizing the features that our users care about the most. So keep the ideas coming because your feedback makes a difference.

Have another idea? Submit it here.

Would love to see expand and collapse functionality added to subtasks - as it stands, as soon as you navigate away from a board, the subtasks all collapse into the parent task.
Would love to have an option to keep these open until collapsed back manually. Also, keyboard shortcuts to achieve this would be perfect .

I agree that seems like a simple fix to a very at the least annoying visual issue.


Ya I just spent about 3 hours setting up a new board to use sub tasks but without a way to open and close them all at the same time it’s really no use to me.


Another vote for this feature, or a more obvious way to indicate there are subtasks beyond the small column. We have users who very easily overlook the items when glancing at rows.


PLEASE implement this feature. Every time I change boards, everything collapses again.

  • Expand ALL sub-items in all groups
  • Remember view/settings

Pretty please.

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