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What is the new Jira issue view?
From Mar 31, 2021, we’ll be moving all users on the old issue view in Jira Cloud products (Jira Software, Jira Service Management, Jira Core) to the new issue view — which means you won’t be able to switch back to the old view anymore.
We’ve used your feedback to redesign one of Jira Cloud’s key components: the issue view. Read on for more about the new issue view’s key features, its differences from the old view, and information to make your transition to the new view easier. If you prefer to watch us take you through it, check out our video demo.
The new issue view groups key actions and information in a more logical way, making it easier for you to scan and update your issues. It usually appears as a 2-column layout on boards and as a single column in the backlog but is responsive to the size of your window.
Quick-add buttons: Add attachments and subtasks; link to issues, any URL, and content from Atlassian Marketplace apps.
Transition issues: Quickly get from to-do to done, and any status or workflow step in between.
Watch, vote, and more actions: Watch the issue, vote, give feedback, and perform other issue actions like move and clone.
Pinned fields: Pin your most important and frequently used fields to the top of the issue view, including the ones under the “Show more” link.
More fields: Assignee, labels, components, time tracking, custom fields, and more. Choose Show more to view all issue fields.
Configure issue layout: Move, hide, and change fields in the new issue view. Learn more about configuring the new issue view's field layout
Activity section: Always there, so you can quickly add a comment no matter how far you've scrolled. Change comment permissions, and link quickly.
Attachments: Switch between the strip and list view for attachments, or download them all at once to work with them on your device.
Flexible layout: Fields can be put in the place that works best for you. Admins can configure fields to be on both the left and right hand sides of the issue view.
One screen to view and edit
Say goodbye to separate view and edit screens. The new issue view has just one screen where you view, edit, transition, and comment. Click any field you see to edit it inline. Learn more about updating issue details
Press i to assign an issue to yourself, a to open the assignee field and assign to someone else, or l to add labels.
Pin your most important fields
Customize the new issue view by grouping your most important fields to the top. Just hover a field in the right column and click the pin icon. It’ll be saved as a pinned field for each issue of the same type until you unpin it.
Pinned fields are currently being rolled out and may not be on your site yet. It’ll be available to all users in the coming weeks.
Quickly add related content to an issue
The quick-add buttons are right under the issue summary, always there for you to save time and add context for your team. Use them to add attachments and subtasks, and to link to issues, Confluence pages (if you have Confluence), web links, and content from Atlassian Marketplace apps. Learn more about adding content to issues
Click ∨ to see the content you can link to the issue and ··· to add apps.
No more workflow-step buttons to transition issues—just the status and one place to click to transition an issue. Click the status and choose a transition or status to move the issue to.
Comment from anywhere
The new docked comment bar is always there. Even with hundreds of comments on an issue, it's one click and no scrolling to start your comment.
Link a comment or work log entry to your team by hovering over the content, clicking the copy icon, and pasting it.
Work with attachments the way you want
View all your attachments in a strip or list, including those from fields, comments, and work log entries. If you prefer to work from your own device, you can also download them all at once.
Link to comments and work log entries
Need to share comments or work log entries with people quickly? We’ve made it possible in one click. Just click the copy icon next to any activity item, and paste it to your team.
New Atlassian editor
The new issue view comes with the new editor, which has a cleaner look, markdown support, and industry-standard keyboard shortcuts. The editor converts things like links, code, and markdown on-the-fly, so you can paste in your content and let the editor do the work. Learn more about markdown and keyboard shortcuts
Common markdown formatting options:
## for H2 style (we support H2–H5)
**bold** for bold
*italic* for italic
``` for a code block
* for bulleted lists (like this one 😉)
1. for numbered lists
Issues can get busy and it can be tough to look at everything at once. Click Show more in the details section of the issue to reveal empty fields that aren't always shown on the new issue view.
To choose which fields appear above the Show more by default, go to Project settings > Issue layout from your project, or select ••• > Configure when viewing an issue. Learn more about configuring the field layout for an issue
Many of the features above came from your feedback and we don’t plan to stop listening. Before we move everyone to the new issue view, it will receive more enhancements in these focus areas:
Issue layout: Layout improvements to make fields easier to find and read.
Performance: Ensuring the new issue view’s performance reaches and surpasses the old one.
Additional features: Features from the old view are coming: voting, subtasks in time estimation, time remaining field updates, comment and activity sorting, the edit resolution field, and more.
To track progress on specific features, watch linked issues on JRACLOUD-70555. All issues with the “in progress” status will be resolved before we move everyone to the new issue view.
Where can I see the new issue view?
You can see the new issue view in:
Scrum and kanban boards and backlogs.
Search and the project issues list.
In Bitbucket (when you include an issue key in a commit message).
You can open the new issue view as either a dialog or sidebar on your boards, letting you have laser focus on the issue you're working on or a broader view of the issue and board. To choose the sidebar option, go to a scrum or kanban board and choose ••• > Open issues in sidebar.
Click the issue key to open the full-page issue view in a new tab.
Frequented asked questions (FAQ)
How do I turn the new Jira issue view on or off?
You can turn the new issue view on or off for classic projects until Mar 31, 2021. After that, we’ll be moving users to the new issue view to make it the default for everyone. Learn more about turning the new issue view on and off
Can I temporarily click through to the old issue view?
From Mar 31, 2021, we’ll be moving all users to the new issue view. Until then and for a limited time after the date, you’ll still be able to click through to the old view. Eventually, we’ll remove access to the old view entirely and the new issue view will be the only option. Learn more about temporarily clicking through to the old issue view
As an admin, can I move my users to the new issue view all at once?
Yes, but only before March 31, 2021. Learn more about managing the transition to the new issue view
Where should I go if I have feedback, questions, or concerns?
To give us feedback, open an issue and click the Give feedback button.
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