Widgets are building blocks for your dashboards. They are categorized into three types.

Decoration widgets to visually structure and annotate dashboards:

Full screen

You can view most widgets in full screen mode and do the following:

  • Change time frames
  • Move backward or forward by the time frame selected
  • Pause the graph at the current time or view the live graph
  • Reset the time frame
  • Export the graph to a dashboard, notebook, or copy the query
  • Download the data producing the graph in a CSV format

To access the widget overview directly, click the full-screen button on the top right-hand corner of the widget.

Additional options are available for timeseries widgets.

Custom links connect data values to URLs such as a Datadog page or your AWS console.

To customize interactions with data inline your generic widgets, see Custom Links.

Copy and paste widgets

Widgets can be copied on Dashboards, Notebooks, APM Service, and the APM resource page by using Ctrl + C (Cmd + C for Mac), or by selecting the share icon and choosing “Copy”.

The copied widgets can be pasted within Datadog by using Ctrl + V (Cmd + V for Mac) on:

  • Dashboards: Adds a new widget positioned under your mouse cursor.
  • Notebooks: Adds a new cell at the end of the notebook.

You can also paste the widget into your favorite chat program that displays link previews (like Slack or Microsoft Teams). This displays a snapshot image of your graph along with a direct link to your widget.

Groups of widgets

Timeboard group widgets can be copied by hovering over the group widget area and using Ctrl + C (Cmd + C for Mac) or by selecting the share icon and choosing “Copy”.

Note: When pasting graphs to screenboards or notebooks, individual widgets within the group are pasted.

To copy multiple screenboard widgets (edit mode only), shift + click on the widgets and use Ctrl + C (Cmd + C for Mac).

Note: This only works when sharing within Datadog. It does not generate a preview image.

Export graphs


To download a widget in PNG format, click the export button in the upper right hand side of the widget, and select “Download as PNG”.


To download data from a timeseries, table, or top list widget in CSV format, click the export button in the upper right hand side of the widget, and select “Download as CSV”.

Further Reading

Additional helpful documentation, links, and articles: