Visualize your project's timeline

The timeline view helps visualize the timing and duration of issues within your project. It gives a general overview of the status of your project, making it well suited for sharing progress with leaders, stakeholders, or just within the team.

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How to use the timeline view

Your project’s timeline is a Gantt chart view that can be used to visualize and plan the timing and sequence of individual issues. The schedule bars on the timeline represent the start date and due date of each issue in your project. Schedule bar colors represent the status of each issue.

  1. Hover over a horizontal line and select an issue to set a start and due date for an issue.

  2. Move the schedule bar to adjust an issue’s start and due date or change the duration by dragging the handles of each bar.

  3. Change how much time you’re viewing with the button in the bottom right: weeks, months, or quarters.

  4. Select the today button at the top right to go back to today’s date which is marked with an orange vertical line.

Creating a new issue from the timeline

There are two ways you can create a new issue. Creating an issue from the timeline view will add it to the timeline, as well as all other views in your project. Here’s one way of creating an issue:

  1. Select the Add item button at the bottom of the timeline.

  2. A text field will appear. Start typing to give your issue a name.

  3. Press enter on your keyboard to create your issue.

Another way to create an issue from the timeline is to:

  1. Hover your cursor in between the two issues you want to create a new issue between.

  2. Select the + symbol.

  3. A text field will appear. Start typing to give your issue a name.

  4. Press enter on your keyboard to create your issue.

How to view and edit issues in detail from the timeline

To view an issue in more detail, select its issue key on the left of the timeline. This appears as a string of letters and numbers such, for example ABC-123.

The issue view will open, where you can view its description, status, assignee, and other information in more detail.

Wondering how to edit an issue? Learn more.

Last modified on Apr 28, 2021
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