How to Freeze Columns in Notion (2024 Simple Tutorial)

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January 1, 2024

Notion is a powerful tool that offers various features to manage and organize your data effectively. One such feature is the ability to freeze columns in a database view. This function is particularly useful for large databases, as it allows you to keep one column visible on the left side no matter where you scroll in the database, eliminating the need for constant back and forth between properties.

This article will guide you through the process of freezing and unfreezing columns in Notion.

Creating and Navigating Between Views

Before we dive into freezing columns, it's essential to understand how to create and navigate between different database views. When you first create a database in Notion, you'll need to choose the layout of the default view. After this, you'll see the option to create additional views at the top left, with the "+ New view" button. Your database can have as many views as you want!

  1. Give your view a name in the text box, and choose the type of view you want it to be.
  2. When you have multiple views, you'll see them listed across the top of your database as tabs.
  3. Click the name of another view to switch to that one.

How To Freeze a Column in Notion

If you have a large database, it can be tedious to keep toggling between properties to compare their data. Here's where the freeze column feature comes in handy. Follow these steps to freeze a column:

  1. Click the name of the column you want to freeze.
  2. Click "Freeze up to column".

The selected column will now stay visible on the left side, no matter where you scroll in the database.

Unfreezing a Column

If you want to unfreeze a previously frozen column, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click the name of the column you want to unfreeze.
  2. Click "Unfreeze column".

That's it! You've now learned how to freeze and unfreeze columns in Notion. This feature can significantly improve your productivity by allowing you to keep crucial data in view while navigating large databases. Happy organizing!

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