Editing or Renaming an Epic

In JIRA Agile, an epic is simply an issue of type "Epic", which has a name (e.g. "My Epic") with which other issues can be associated (linked).

You can rename an epic. You can also change the colour of an epic.

(info) Please note:

  • This page only applies to Scrum boards.
  • You will need to have the "Edit Issue" permission in the project(s) to which the issue belongs.

On this page:

Renaming an epic

To change an epic's name,

  1. Click the Agile link's down-arrow in the top navigation bar, then select your preferred board from the resulting dropdown menu.

  2. Click Backlog.
  3. If the Epic panel is not shown at the left of the screen, select Tools > Show Epic Panel.
  4. In the Epic panel, hover over the epic you wish to rename, click the drop-down that appears, and select Edit name (see Screenshot 1 below).
  5. Type the new name for your epic, then press Enter.

Screenshot 1: editing an epic

Changing the colour of an epic

To change an epic's colour,

  1. Click the Agile link's down-arrow in the top navigation bar, then select your preferred board from the resulting dropdown menu.

  2. Your board will be displayed. Click Backlog.
  3. Click on Epic panel.
  4. In the Epic panel, hover over the epic you wish to rename, click the drop-down that appears, and select a different colour (see Screenshot 1 above).

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