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Create a version

Versions represent points in time for your project. They can be used to schedule how features are rolled out to your customers, or as a way to organize work that has been completed for the project.

Enable releases

In Jira Software, you create versions using the releases feature. If the releases feature isn’t enabled in your project yet, you can turn it on.

You must have project administrator permissions to enable features.

To enable the releases feature:

  1. Go to Project settings > Features.

  2. Toggle Releases on.

Create a version

You must have project administrator permissions to create a version.

  1. From your project’s sidebar, select Releases.

  2. Select Create version.

When you create a version, you can enter the:

  • Name: choose a name that’s easily identifiable for your teammates so they can recognise the version.

  • Start date: the date work on the version will start.

  • Release date: the planned release date for the version.

  • Description: more information about what you plan to release in the version.

  • Driver: someone in your team with administrator permissions who’s responsible for coordinating the release from start to finish (by default, it’s the person who creates the version).

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