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Add or Remove a Text Widget from a CloudWatch Dashboard

A text widget contains a block of text in Markdown format. You can add, edit, or remove text widgets from your CloudWatch dashboard.

To add a text widget to a dashboard

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloudwatch/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Dashboards and select a dashboard.

  3. Choose Add widget.

  4. Choose Text, Configure.

  5. For Markdown, add and format your text using Markdown, and then choose Create widget.

  6. Choose Save dashboard.

To edit a text widget on a dashboard

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloudwatch/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Dashboards and select a dashboard.

  3. Hover over the upper-right corner of the text block, and then choose Widget actions, Edit.

  4. Update the text as needed, and then choose Update widget.

  5. Choose Save dashboard.

To remove a text widget from a dashboard

  1. Open the CloudWatch console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/cloudwatch/.

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Dashboards and select a dashboard.

  3. Hover over the upper-right corner of the text block and choose Widget actions, Delete.

  4. Choose Save dashboard.