Template Library

Whether you're looking for a template for your next meeting, or just need a spark of inspiration, Metro Retro has a range of pre-made templates available to use instantly.
You can preview all templates in the Template Library, accessed from the left menu. All standard templates are listed in their categories, and you can preview each board in full before using it.
In addition, teams on all plans (except the Free plan) can add their own custom templates and folders to the Template Library for everyone in your Account to use.
The Template Library is accessed from the left menu

Finding and using templates

All templates are available to view and use in the Template Library. Click into one of the categories to view the associated templates:
Click a template to preview it:
Click the prompt at the top of the screen to create an editable board from this template:
Templates can be previewed in a read-only state before choosing to use it
Boards created from the Template Library are added to the Default workspace, which is accessible to all team members of your Organization. Move the board to a workspace if you need to restrict access.

Adding custom templates to the Template Library

If your Account is on a Team, Enterprise or Host plan, you can add your own boards and folders to the Template Library for everyone in your Account to use. All boards and folders in the Template Library will be displayed when creating boards in workspaces:
Custom Folders and boards in the Template Library are available to everyone in the Account to use
To add a custom board to the Template Library:
  1. 1.
    Copy the URL of a board that you want to make a template of
  2. 2.
    Go to Template Library and enter an existing folder or create a new one
  3. 3.
    Select 'Add Template', then paste the board URL and save.
  4. 4.
    The board is cloned to create the custom template. Note - this is a one-time snapshot clone, so any changes you make to the original board will not affect the template.
  5. 5.
    This custom template will now be available for everyone in the Account to use when they create a board.

How to update a custom template

You cannot edit a custom template directly once it has been created, as they are converted to a permanent read-only state.
To update a custom template you must create a fresh new version of it, follow the template creation process again, then delete the old template:
  1. 1.
    Create a board from the template you want to update. (If you have the original board that was cloned, you can use that instead).
  2. 2.
    Make your updates to the new board, name the board, and copy the board URL.
  3. 3.
    Go back to the Template Library folder and add this board as a new template.
  4. 4.
    Delete the old version of your custom template.

Who has access to the Template Library?

Anyone in the Account, except for people with the Viewer or Guest role, can access the Template Library and add, rename, and remove custom templates and folders.