Add a system-wide announcement banner

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An announcement banner is a great way to communicate important information like scheduled downtime or upcoming maintenance periods. When turned on, it appears in Bitbucket at the top of every page until you turn it off, helping to make sure you get your message out.


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When setting up your banner, you can:

  • use markdown syntax to add bold and italic text, and to add a link to where users can find more information

  • control whether all users or only logged-in users can see it

Turning on the announcement banner

You can set up and turn on the announcement banner through the Bitbucket settings page.

To turn on the announcement banner:

  1. In Bitbucket, go to  > Announcement Banner

  2. Change the status to On

  3. Write your message

  4. Select who should see it

  5. Click Save

Your announcement banner will appear immediately.

When writing your message, use the banner preview to make sure it fits inside the banner. If it doesn’t, you won’t be able to save it.

Turning off the announcement banner

Once you turn on your announcement banner it will be shown to users until you turn it off.

To turn off the announcement banner:

  1. In Bitbucket, go to  > Announcement Banner

  2. Change the status to Off

  3. Click Save

Last modified on Sep 29, 2020

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