To make sure no idea gets overlooked, quickly jot your thoughts and ideas down onto individual sticky notes! Whether you want to add text or doodle your ideas, it’s all up to you.


Add sticky notes to your canvas

Sticky notes are an easy way to digitize ideas, and they’re super easy to format and use. You can choose between 3x3, 5x3, and circle sticky notes.

There are two ways to add a sticky note:

  1. Double-click on the canvas where you want your sticky note.

  2. Select the text icon on the left-hand toolbar and drag a sticky note onto the canvas.

If you want to quickly add a row of sticky notes, just double-click a sticky note and press the Tab key to add multiple sticky notes of the same type in a row:

Format sticky notes with the toolbar

You can quickly make various changes to your sticky notes and keep your mural organized and visually engaging.

Note: You can even format multiple sticky notes at the same time! Hold Control (Windows) or Command (Mac) and select the sticky notes you want to format. Then, use the toolbar as mentioned in the steps below. It's that easy.

To format your sticky note:

Just select the sticky you want to change to open the toolbar.

Use the sticky note’s toolbar to:

  • Move the sticky note.

  • Lock the sticky note in place.

  • Zoom into the sticky note.

  • Switch to sketch. (Note: you’ll lose existing tags from the sticky note if you switch from text to sketch.)

  • Change the font size.

  • Format the text.

  • Add or remove a border.

  • Change the sticky’s color.

  • Add tags.

  • Hyperlink the sticky note.

  • Switch object types.

  • Resize the sticky note to default, biggest, or smallest.

Navigate the sticky note's pop-up context menu

When you right-click on a sticky note (or Control + click on a Mac), you'll see a menu.

Note: You can hold Control (Windows) or Command (Mac) and select multiple sticky notes. Then, use the contextual menu as mentioned in the steps below to take the action for all selected sticky notes.

With this menu, you can do the following for the sticky note(s):

  • Show info

  • Get a link

  • Add a comment

  • Bring to the front

  • Send to the back

  • Duplicate

  • Lock

  • Save to content library

  • Edit (text)

  • Copy style

  • Copy as text

  • Download CSV

  • Delete

If you've set up MURAL integrations, you may also see action items for those integrations in a sticky note's menu.

Draw on sticky notes

Drawing adds a fun dynamic during interactions with your team. It'll give your content a more personal feeling, and can make meetings feel more artistic!

Note: If you add content to a sticky note and then switch to sketch, you’ll lose any existing content on the sticky note.

Here’s how to use the drawing option on sticky notes to create your own unique illustrations:

  1. Select a sticky note.

  2. Click the Switch to sketch icon.

  3. Click the Switch to Sketch button in the confirmation modal.

  4. Draw a beautiful doodle inside the sticky note.

  5. Click anywhere outside the sticky note to save.

Note: Clicking the Switch to text icon erases the drawing in the sticky note.

Organize your sticky notes with tags

A great way to organize your sticky notes is to add tags to them. A tag can have an icon and text. You can apply up to 20 tags to a sticky note and up to 50 tags per mural. Also, you can export your tag text to CSV.

Note: When you export sticky notes as a CSV file, you'll find the tags in the far-right column.

Every time you create a tag, it automatically saves to your mural. So, the next time you create a sticky note, you can add any of that mural’s existing tags to the sticky note. Easily locate your tagged sticky notes by clicking the Find icon and using the Find panel.


  • Collaborators can't add tags during Private Mode.

  • You can only add tags to 3x3, 5x3, and circle sticky notes.

  • Created tags are only visible in the mural you make them in.

  • Tag text is currently limited to 25 characters.

Add tags to your sticky notes

Adding tags to sticky notes is simple. You can even add icons and choose specific colors for your tags. When you create new sticky notes in a mural, you can add any of the current mural’s existing tags to the new sticky note. Remember: tags aren’t shared across murals, so any tagging you do is mural-specific.

To add tags to your sticky notes:

  1. Click on a sticky note or click and drag to select multiple sticky notes.

    1. To select specific sticky notes, hold Command or Control and click the sticky notes you want.

  2. Click the Add a tag icon.

  3. Type your new tag in the Enter a tag field.

    1. Click the Add an icon button and select an icon for your tag (Optional).

    2. Click the Select color icon and pick a color for your tag (Optional).

  4. You can either hit Enter or click the + (plus) button to add the tag.

Edit sticky note tags

If you edit an existing tag, all other sticky notes in the current mural with that tag will reflect those changes. To edit a tag, you’ll follow similar steps to how you added a tag.

To edit a tag:

  1. Click on a sticky note that has the tag you want to update.

  2. Click the Add tag icon.

  3. Click the ellipsis to the right of the tag you want to change.

  4. Select Edit.

  5. Make your changes to the tag’s icon, text, and color.

  6. Click the Save button.

Remove or delete sticky note tags

You can easily remove a tag from one or a group of sticky notes. Or, if you no longer want a tag in your mural, you can totally delete a tag.

To remove a tag from a sticky note:

  1. Select the sticky note.

  2. Click the Add tag icon.

  3. Hover over the tag name you want to remove and click on the - (minus) button.

This tag remains as an option for other sticky notes in the current mural. You can also delete a tag from the mural.

To delete a tag from a mural:

  1. Select the sticky note that has the tag you want to delete.

  2. Click the Add tag icon.

  3. Click the ellipsis to the right of the tag you want to delete.

  4. Select Delete.

  5. Click the Delete button on the confirmation modal.

If you want to use a tag you already deleted, you must follow the steps to create the tag again.

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