Create and edit issues and subtasks on the timeline

Before you begin

You’ll need the:

  • Create Issues project permission for the issue's relevant project to create issues and subtasks.

  • Edit Issues project permission for the issue's relevant project to edit issues and subtasks.

Learn more about project permissions.

Create a new issue on the timeline

There are two ways you can create a new issue from the timeline view. Creating an issue 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 + Create 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.

alt="Creating an issue in the timeline view."

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.

alt="Creating an issue in between issues in the timeline view."

Learn how to create an issue anywhere in Jira.

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.

Issues and subtasks

Break down issues into smaller subtasks in your timeline view. Subtasks are smaller tasks that relate to the overarching objective.

You can create subtasks if your business project has subtasks as a default issue type.

Learn how to add a subtask as an issue type.

To create a subtask, you'll need to:

  1. Select the plus symbol + in the row of the item you’d like to create a subtask for.

  2. Enter a summary of what needs to be done for this subtask.

  3. Press enter.

alt="Creating a subtask in the timeline view."
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