• Products
  • Documentation
  • Resources

Flag an issue

You can flag an issue to indicate that it's important or blocked. The card of a flagged issue is displayed in yellow in the Scrum backlog, Active sprints of a Scrum board, Kanban backlog (if enabled), and Kanban board.

To flag an issue:

  1. Go to your board or backlog.

  2. Select an issue and select  > Add flag.

You can also add a comment when you're adding a flag to or removing a flag from an issue. You may want to do this to indicate your reason for adding or removing the flag.

Flagged issues are visible to all members of a project.

You can perform this action with your keyboard via Jira’s command palette. Use command + K (for Mac) or Ctrl + K (for Windows) to open the command palette while you’re in Jira. Learn more about Jira’s command palette

Search for flagged issues

The flag for an issue is stored in a custom checkbox field called "Flagged", which has only one value: Impediment. Use the JQL query Flagged = Impediment to find flagged issues.

Still need help?

The Atlassian Community is here for you.