What's new in Jira Cloud for Android


  • View more development details within issues, including branches, commits, pull requests, and builds.

  • On a board with swimlanes, go straight to a subtask’s parent issue or epic with a single click.


  • View build info within your issues' development details panel.

  • Star your favorite projects and find them with ease.

  • Bugs were fixed, including a Duo-specific one that prevented people from viewing their roadmaps.


  • Trash has appeared! (It’s a good thing.) You can now move projects to trash rather than deleting them straight away; admins can retrieve them before they’re permanently deleted.

  • Who doesn’t love epics? Filter by epic on the board and backlog.

  • Bugs were blasted.


  • Bugs were squashed and performance improvements were made. Hugs for everyone!


  • Notifications load faster than ever. Check 'em out.

  • Story points in the backlog have been separated according to status.

  • Using Jira on a tablet? We’ve made some sleek little UI improvements.

  • A flock of bugs was banished.


  • With a single tap, clear all filters on the board or backlog.

  • Issue assignees are now visible in the backlog.

  • Bugs were making a mess when people transitioned their issues, and when they logged out of the app. We taught them how to be tidy. (Just kidding. They’re gone.)


  • We gave your backlog a boost. Now you can view completed issues in active sprints, and sprint goals, right from your (you guessed it) backlog.

  • Bugs were booted: one was affecting notifications, another was being silly with story points.


  • Bugs were bamboozled from the UI.


  • A bevy of bugs was causing mischief in the backend. We rounded them up and sent them on their way. (Such incorrigible rascals.)


  • Flag and unflag issues like a pro: Open an issue and tap the More icon (three vertical dots).

  • Bugs were ejected, including one that prevented people from assigning issues. 


  • Whether you prefer to dip a toe in or belly-flop with flair, swimlanes are officially yours to view as you like. Group your board’s swimlanes by assignee, epic, or subtask, without it affecting anyone else’s view of the board.

  • One bug was removed: it was causing trouble for people trying to create issues.


  • Create and edit versions via your project’s Releases tab.

  • Add multiple groups to issues with ease.

  • Several bugs were located and escorted quietly from the user interface.


  • Got a ton of issues in your versions? Hey, no judgment – the more the merrier. We’ve made scrolling through issues in versions faster.

  • Filter by date in cumulative flow diagrams.


  • Link and unlink incidents within issues 'til your heart’s content. While you’re at it, search for incidents, too.

  • Say hello to Quick lock (if you’re into that sort of thing). It locks the app after two minutes of inactivity.

  • Several sly bugs were extricated, including one that crashed the app anytime someone touched an issue’s organization field, and another that was playing silly games with dark mode.

  • UI improvements were added, too.


  • Dust off your party hats… Cumulative flow diagrams have arrived! This report shows the quantity of issues moving across statuses over time, which helps you identify bottlenecks in your team's workflow.

  • Monitor the progress of epics on your roadmap quickly and easily via fancy little progress bars.

  • One bug was removed: it kept crashing the app whenever someone tried editing an issue’s organisation field.


  • This release saw our team wield blowtorches with reckless abandon, scorching bugs from the UI, including one that stopped epics being visible in the backlog.


  • Are you ready to ship your hard work and watch it sail into the world? Releases have arrived! Each version can be viewed in detail, letting you see which issues are included.

  • Board activity notifications were hindering rather than helping, so we removed them.

  • Bugs were whacked with the whacking stick: Some people couldn’t create issues in the backlog, and some issues were refusing to open.


  • Like a finely handcrafted sliver of blue cheese (but without the stench), Jira continues to improve. This release contains a good whiff of performance improvements, and a cracker-crumbling of bug fixes.


  • When you view a service desk issue, you’ll find two new default fields: request type and organization.

  • One hefty bug was removed: if a gang of push notifications arrived while a device was in airplane mode, they’d unleash themselves upon the device with such unbridled fury once airplane mode was disabled that the device would crash.


  • This is not a drill: the first report is here! A velocity chart tracks completed work across sprints, helping you calculate your team’s (you guessed it) velocity.

  • ‘More options’ in project tabs packed their bags and relocated from a pop-up to a neat and tidy bottom sheet.

  • Now you can edit request participants with ease.


  • We’ve been tinkering under the hood: backlogs have received a truckload of performance improvements.

  • Take a peek at glances in issues – specifically Tempo, Who’s Looking, and Better PDF Exporter (if you’ve got them installed on web).

  • Service desk agents, rejoice! Approvals can now be processed in-app.


  • Switch between board, backlog and roadmap at the speed of light using the new project tabs.

  • Push notifications have been enhanced; only receive high-priority ones when your device is in low power mode.

  • Admins can now tap the More icon (three vertical dots) next to a project on the project list screen to access Project settings.

  • Development info within issues has arrived. Giddyup.

  • Browse through all projects under your list of recently-viewed projects.

  • Signing-in via Google just got smoother.

  • Bugs were fixed: Filters were appearing twice in the filter list (some bugs just love attention), and people were having problems editing issue descriptions.


  • Some disoriented bugs were causing havoc for people typing in right-to-left languages. Searching for assignees (among other things) wasn’t working properly. We handed those bugs a compass, and booted them off the map.

  • Other bugs were handed their marching orders, too.


  • The world of entomophagy called, and we answered. Bugs were skewered from the UI, giving you a more delicious experience. (Just kidding. They really vanished, but we didn’t eat them.)


  • Good news: issues load faster! Bad news: less time to ‘gram your bunless burger.

  • Inviting people to your sites – Jira Software, Service Desk and/or Core – just got easier.


  • Notifications were being a little unpredictable when people were swiping them away. We fixed that. Now they disappear faster than cake in the office kitchen.

  • We've added a prompt if you're about to lose unsaved changes when closing an issue before hitting Save. (And it's a helpful prompt. Not like a Nelson Muntz "haha" kind of thing.)

  • Other bug fixes and performance improvements have been made. 


  • Active sprints are now visible in the backlog.

  • Labels on issues were disappearing at odd moments; we found the bug and pummelled it into submission.

  • Some performance improvements have also been made.


  • Issue labels are now visible on boards in next-gen projects.

  • There were a few bugs making it difficult to scroll on boards when filters were shown, or when issues had been moved. Those bugs have been destroyed, my friend. Now you can scroll up/down and left/right with lightning-fast efficiency.


  • Browsing issues is now quicker and easier than ever: we’ve made some small performance tweaks, plus we’ve prefetched issues in notifications, so you can view issues via notifications faster.

  • Numerous bugs have been bashed with the ban hammer: the non-responsive notification toolbar is responsive once again, the edit-issue screen no longer ejects you unceremoniously, and creating issues via attachments is easy as, mate.


  • Now you can edit multi-user custom fields on the issue detail screen.

  • You can also create child issues with required fields directly from parent issues.

  • Several bugs have been vanquished, including the sometimes-empty notifications screen.


  • We’ve fixed a bug where some boards weren’t being remembered when you tap on a project, forcing you to go to the board switcher to find that board.

  • We’ve removed some of the field icons that display when viewing an issue’s details, leaving a cleaner and simplified issue view.


  • We’ve revamped the invite experience! You can now invite team members to your Jira instance by entering their email address or device’s phone book.

  • When creating a ticket, you can now enter Epic link.

  • General bug fixes.


  • Custom fields added by add-ons will now be displayed and editable in issue screen

  • When searching for issues on the board, you can now filter by labels

  • We now show more of issue summary in the backlog screen by extending it to 2 lines

  • We’ve made it easier to search for projects when creating a new issue


  • When viewing an issue, you can now change its Issue type.

  • You can now delete projects.

  • We've removed subscription info from the app. When you select Subscription on the Settings screen, you'll be taken to the web version in your browser.


  • Admins of next-gen projects can now reorder columns by selecting the column's more () icon.

  • We've squashed some bugs


  • We've fixed a bug where some users weren't able to edit an issue's description.

  • When searching for issues on the board, you can now filter by keyword search.

  • We've added a scroll bar for columns, to make it easier to see when you've hit the end of a column.

  • When opening a board URL on your mobile device, the board will now open directly in the app.


  • You can now view Stories swimlanes on classic boards.

  • Creating an issue under an assignee swimlane will assign the issue to that person.

  • On boards with multiple projects, creating an issue under a project swimlane will add the issue to that project.

  • Creating an issue under an Epic swimlane will add the issue to that epic (next-gen projects only).

  • When dragging an issue on a board with no swimlanes, you can now drop the issue in any position in the new column.


  • Big feature incoming - You can now view swimlanes on your board! This means if you select a swimlane setting (or Group by in next-gen) for your board on the web, your board will display with those swimlanes on the mobile version too (and vice-versa). This has been a long time coming, so thanks for being patient with us! We’re hard at work iterating on this, so please leave us your thoughts by selecting Give feedback in-app.


  • Various bug fixes


Last modified on Oct 22, 2020
Cached at 10:22 PM on Oct 27, 2020 |

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