Add a widget to your home screen

What is a widget?

A widget provides a fast way to access information from an app without having to open the app itself; it’s like an extension of an app, running continuously on your home screen. You can select it to open the app itself.

What does the Jira widget do?

Jira’s issue counter widget displays issue numbers within your chosen issue filters across your entire Jira site. Keep an eye on bottlenecks, respond fast as issues are created, and monitor overall progress. Select one of the widget’s issue filters to be taken directly to the filter inside the app.

How to edit the widget

  • To change the widget’s filters, select the widget’s settings (cog) icon, and select/unselect the filters you want to be displayed. You can have just one filter, or as many as six.

  • To remove the widget, long-press the widget and select Remove from Home.

  • To reposition the widget, long-press it and drag-and-drop to a new location on your home screen.

How to get the Jira widget on Android

Go to your home screen, and long-press an empty space. Select Widgets from the bottom navigation bar, then select the Jira widget.

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