Watch and share issues from the new issue view

You’ll often work on issues as a team, so it’s important to share what’s happening to keep your team up to date. This is where watching and sharing comes in.

Watch issues

If you watch an issue, you receive notifications when something happens on it. For example, when someone comments on, edits, or transitions the issue, you’ll be notified.

To watch an issue:

  1. Open the issue view of the request.

  2. Click the watch icon () or press W on your keyboard.

Watchers dropdown displaying who is watching an issue

If the watch icon is filled (), you’re watching the issue. If there’s one or more person watching the issue, the number next to the watch icon shows how many people are watching the issue.

Share issues

You might want to let your teammates know what you’re working on. To share an issue, you can either copy and paste the link, or send them a message using email.

To share an issue by copying the link:

  1. Open the issue view of the request.

  2. Hover over the issue id, then click the copy icon ().

  3. Paste the link to your teammate.

Copy link tooltip when copy button is selected

To share an issue by sending them an email:

  1. Open the issue view of the request.

  2. Click the share icon ().

  3. Enter who you want to share the issue with and a message to send them.

  4. Click Send.

Form to share issue when share button is selected

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