Atlassian Cloud changes Feb 1 to Feb 8, 2021

These changes have recently been rolled out to Atlassian Cloud sites.

Changes labeled ROLLING OUT are being gradually rolled out and may not be on your site just yet.

Atlassian Cloud

Your cloud-hosted products are supported by the Atlassian Cloud platform. This section usually includes changes related to multiple Atlassian Cloud products, site administration, and user management.

Data copy for Jira sandboxes

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You can now copy data directly from your Jira production environment into your sandbox through the Sandbox page in your organization administration at admin.atlassian.com. Learn more about data copy for sandboxes

Data copy for Confluence sandboxes

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We’re rolling out the ability for you to copy data directly from your Confluence production environment into your sandbox through the Sandbox page in your organization administration at admin.atlassian.com. Learn more about data copy for sandboxes

Jira platform

Changes in this section usually apply to all Jira products. We'll tell you in the change description if something is only for a specific Jira product.

New issue view: Delete all attachments

NEW THIS WEEK

To get rid of all attachments on an issue, you no longer have to delete one attachment at a time. In the new issue view, you can now delete all attachments on an issue at once by going to the Attachments panel and selecting ··· > Delete all.

Export your deployment information

ROLLING OUT NEW THIS WEEK

Have you wondered how to share deployment information outside your Jira project? Presenting an Export button right there in your Deployments view. Just click to download the deployment information in a CSV file and import it into Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets for further use. Learn more about the Deployments feature

Code in Jira enabled automatically after upgrade

NEW THIS WEEK

When you have installed at least one source code provider tool (such as GitHub, GitLab), the Code feature will be enabled automatically for all your Jira projects upon upgrade. Learn more about the Code in Jira feature.

Get insights into your deployment frequency

NEW THIS WEEK

Do you struggle with the latest information on how many times a day you deploy code to production? Here you go with an advanced Insights panel inside your Deployments view. Get a thorough understanding of the Deployment frequency in the palm of your hand. Learn how to make the best use of the Insights panel.

Get help with classic software projects

ROLLING OUT NEW THIS WEEK

We’ve improved our help experience for classic software projects. Now, Jira recommends help associated with the screen you’re currently viewing, making it easier to find relevant help for the task at hand.

To try it out:

  1. Navigate to your classic software project.
  2. Select Help (question) from the top navigation bar.

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira - Enhanced warning center

NEW THIS WEEK

The new enhanced warning center feature gives you deeper insights into scheduling conflicts within your plan. Choose which warnings you want to see, filter by warning type, and more with this detailed interactive menu.

To learn more, visit the Viewing warnings page.

Issue collector matches the submitter's user session differently in Chrome

We’ve adapted our issue collectors to the Chrome browser’s new cookie security features and made some changes to how they work. The issue collector no longer matches a submitter’s user session to make them the reporter, but you can still match them by email address.

To improve issue security, project and issue keys are no longer displayed in the success message after submitting feedback on an issue collector (unless the project is open to anyone on the web).

Learn more about using the issue collector.

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira - Create new plans with ease

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It’s never been easier to create a plan with relevant issues for your planning needs. With the new plan creation wizard, we’ve streamlined the process and redesigned the look and feel. We’ve also added new pages to the Configure menu so you can easily edit the plan’s scope at any time.

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira - Planned Capacity

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New to Cloud - Plan your sprints and better allocate work using the new Capacity planning tool. This new feature allows you to set an average amount of work that your team can finish in an iteration, then balance work tasks over time. It also lets you view how much capacity an iteration has left so you don’t overbook your teams.

Read more on the Managing capacity page.

New issue view: Estimates for time tracking apps

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The new issue view now displays a field for the estimated time remaining when you use time tracking apps. To try it out, install your favorite time tracking app, go to an issue, and check it out yourself.

Support for third-party repositories and marketplace app integrations

After linking code repositories with your Jira project, you can:

  • See repositories from third-party providers on the Code page.
  • Manage your third-party app integrations through code settings.

To configure your connection flows, select More options (•••) on the Code page of your project. Learn more about the Code in Jira feature.

Visualize your deployments in Jira for all projects

Do you want to use the Deployments feature for all of your Jira projects? Well, simply enable the feature from Project settings.

Then, the Deployments page will guide you through connecting the pipelines from your CI/CD provider for sending deployment data to Jira and visualize it on your existing project timeline.

Learn how to connect your CI/CD tool to your Jira project.

Customize your customers' requests list

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Help your customers see all relevant information about their requests at one glance. Choose which columns to show and hide in their requests list using the Customize panel in your portal.

New issue view: Issue actions (or "looped" transitions) are now available

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Issue actions, where a transition allows you to perform an action but keep the issue in its current status, are now available next to the new issue view's status bar at the top right of an issue. If your issue's workflow has action(s), you'll see either the name of the action (if you have one action) or an Actions dropdown (if you have more than one action). Learn more about transitioning issues

Experience improved performance of Jira dashboard configuration

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To improve the performance of Jira dashboard gadgets, we’ve removed Projects under Shared with in Advanced search when you’re selecting a filter from the filter directory for gadgets.

New issue view: Associate a project to an issue

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You can now associate a project to an issue from the new issue view. Issues with a project picker custom field will automatically display where your admin configured it to display. To add a project picker custom field to an issue layout, create a custom field and associate it to a screen.

Protect your data from cross-origin export link leaks

We rolled out a security patch on 2021-01-18 to keep your data safe from leaks by cross-origin export links. This security patch rollout will take up to two weeks and may break custom tooling that fetches data from export links. If you’re a site admin or technical contact of an impacted instance, we’ve sent you an email with instructions for fixing any affected workflows. If you haven’t received an email, then there’s no action required.

Enable the insights button on Next-Gen boards

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Premium plan customers, look out for Insights on your board and backlog. This new, data-driven feature helps you adapt existing processes, drive better outcomes, and plan with confidence.

It’s really fresh and the team behind it's eager for feedback. Get in there, give it a go, and share your experience. It honestly changes things.

Learn more about insights in next-gen projects.

Date range filter for your deployments

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Are you concerned about past deployments and wish there was an option to extract and view data for a specific timeframe? Go to Deployments view and click the Calendar icon to make it possible. Use the power of date range filter, now.

Get insights into your cycle time for deployments

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Do you struggle with the latest information on how much time you take work to get from branch to production? Here you go with an advanced Insights panel inside your Deployments view. Get a thorough understanding of the Cycle time in the palm of your hand. Learn how to make the best use of the Insights panel.

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira - Fixed visibility of archived releases

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We’ve fixed a bug that showed archived releases when setting up your plan. Since issues in archived releases can’t be included in plans, we’ve fixed the exclusion rules pages to accurately reflect this.

Replacing the media picker with your system's file upload

ROLLING OUT

We're removing the media picker dialog, which appears when you click the Files and images button in Bitbucket Cloud, Confluence Cloud, and Jira Cloud products, and replacing it with your system’s built-in file upload dialog. We’ve observed that very few people use the media picker, with most people preferring to drag and drop or paste files onto pages and issues. You’ve also shared feedback with us that, in some cases, the media picker doesn’t work the way you’d like it to.

Importantly, you can still link to files from services like Dropbox and Google Drive. Paste a link on your page or issue and we’ll create a handy smart link to it so the latest version is always available.

You can read more about this change and leave feedback for the team in the Community post.

Jira Software

From March 31, 2021, we’ll begin moving all users to the new issue view in Jira Cloud products (Jira Software, Jira Service Desk, and Jira Core). Shortly after that, we’ll remove access to the old issue view. We’ve made great improvements to the new issue view in the past year and will continue to make it better before we remove the old one. For key dates, what’s next, and more details, check out our official announcement.

Roadmap: Filter and find your issues by their key

NEW THIS WEEK

Classic, and now next-gen roadmaps, display the issue key right next to the issue summary, making it super simple for you to find and filter work. Enter the key (alpha or numeric) into the text filter and hey presto, it’s your issue!

Learn more about filters on the roadmap in classic projects.

Learn more about filters on the roadmap in next-gen projects.

Roadmap: Newly created issues that match your assignee and label filters

NEW THIS WEEK

We’re on a mission to uncover work hidden by filters.

Our latest voyage: new issues created on the roadmap get automatically assigned and labeled to match the last selected assignee and current label filter on your roadmap. Mission complete.

Learn more about filters on the roadmap in classic projects

Learn more about filters on the roadmap in next-gen projects

Get insights into your deployment frequency

NEW THIS WEEK

Do you struggle with the latest information on how many times a day you deploy code to production? Here you go with an advanced Insights panel inside your Deployments view. Get a thorough understanding of the Deployment frequency in the palm of your hand. Learn how to make the best use of the Insights panel.

Enhanced release notes functionality

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Access the enhanced release notes functionality by navigating to Releases > Version > Release notes. The revised Release notes page in your Jira Software project provides you with the following options:

  • Create release notes in the markdown format
  • Regenerate release notes based on layout and issue types
  • Format and update release notes in the editor
  • Copy the release notes to the clipboard

Learn how to create release notes.

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira - Create new plans with ease

ROLLING OUT

It’s never been easier to create a plan with relevant issues for your planning needs. With the new plan creation wizard, we’ve streamlined the process and redesigned the look and feel. We’ve also added new pages to the Configure menu so you can easily edit the plan’s scope at any time.

Advanced Roadmaps for Jira - Planned Capacity

ROLLING OUT

New to Cloud - Plan your sprints and better allocate work using the new Capacity planning tool. This new feature allows you to set an average amount of work that your team can finish in an iteration, then balance work tasks over time. It also lets you view how much capacity an iteration has left so you don’t overbook your teams.

Read more on the Managing capacity page.

Visualize your deployments in Jira for all projects

Do you want to use the Deployments feature for all of your Jira projects? Well, simply enable the feature from Project settings.

Then, the Deployments page will guide you through connecting the pipelines from your CI/CD provider for sending deployment data to Jira and visualize it on your existing project timeline.

Learn how to connect your CI/CD tool to your Jira project.

Enable the insights button on Next-Gen boards

ROLLING OUT

Premium plan customers, look out for Insights on your board and backlog. This new, data-driven feature helps you adapt existing processes, drive better outcomes, and plan with confidence.

It’s really fresh and the team behind it's eager for feedback. Get in there, give it a go, and share your experience. It honestly changes things.

Learn more about insights in next-gen projects.

Date range filter for your deployments

ROLLING OUT

Are you concerned about past deployments and wish there was an option to extract and view data for a specific timeframe? Go to Deployments view and click the Calendar icon to make it possible. Use the power of date range filter, now.

Get insights into your cycle time for deployments

ROLLING OUT

Do you struggle with the latest information on how much time you take work to get from branch to production? Here you go with an advanced Insights panel inside your Deployments view. Get a thorough understanding of the Cycle time in the palm of your hand. Learn how to make the best use of the Insights panel.

Replacing the media picker with your system's file upload

ROLLING OUT

We're removing the media picker dialog, which appears when you click the Files and images button in Bitbucket Cloud, Confluence Cloud, and Jira Cloud products, and replacing it with your system’s built-in file upload dialog. We’ve observed that very few people use the media picker, with most people preferring to drag and drop or paste files onto pages and issues. You’ve also shared feedback with us that, in some cases, the media picker doesn’t work the way you’d like it to.

Importantly, you can still link to files from services like Dropbox and Google Drive. Paste a link on your page or issue and we’ll create a handy smart link to it so the latest version is always available.

You can read more about this change and leave feedback for the team in the Community post.

Jira Service Management

Jira Service Desk is now Jira Service Management! We’re in the process of rolling out some exciting new features for all users. Learn more about these new features.

New issue view for Jira Service Management

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The new issue view groups key actions and information in a logical way, making it easier for you to scan and update requests. Learn more about the new issue view.

Knowledge base settings refresh

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The Knowledge base settings page has been updated - we’ve made some layout adjustments to refresh the page. Go to Project settings > Knowledge base to check it out.

Request approval from approvers associated with a service

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When configuring approvals for a workflow in the new IT service management template, admins can now allow approvers associated with a service to flag, review, and approve changes to reduce the risk of impacting service quality. Learn how to request approval from approvers associated with a service.

Get started quicker with the 'Quickstart' panel

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Knowing what to do first when you create a new kind of project can be tricky. That’s why we’ve introduced the Quickstart panel - a handy side panel filled with easy-to-follow steps and links to documentation to get you up and running as quickly as possible.

If you’d rather look at it later, then simply select Close Quickstart at the bottom of panel - you can always open it back up through your Settings (cog) in the top right.

Welcome tour for Jira Service Management

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Admins will be greeted with an optional welcome tour the first time they enter Jira Service Management or create a new IT service management template. Let us show you what to look out for!

Set up a custom Microsoft email address using OAuth

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If you’re a Jira site admin, you can now add a custom Microsoft email account using OAuth instead of an application-specific password. Learn how to add a custom email account.

Customize your customers' requests list

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Help your customers see all relevant information about their requests at one glance. Choose which columns to show and hide in their requests list using the Customize panel in your portal.

Make changes to multiple linked spaces at once

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Save time and work more efficiently by making changes to multiple linked spaces at once. You can now select multiple spaces and unlink them or change who can view them by going to Project settings > Knowledge base.

Learn more about linking multiple spaces to your service project.

Replacing the media picker with your system's file upload

ROLLING OUT

We're removing the media picker dialog, which appears when you click the Files and images button in Bitbucket Cloud, Confluence Cloud, and Jira Cloud products, and replacing it with your system’s built-in file upload dialog. We’ve observed that very few people use the media picker, with most people preferring to drag and drop or paste files onto pages and issues. You’ve also shared feedback with us that, in some cases, the media picker doesn’t work the way you’d like it to.

Importantly, you can still link to files from services like Dropbox and Google Drive. Paste a link on your page or issue and we’ll create a handy smart link to it so the latest version is always available.

You can read more about this change and leave feedback for the team in the Community post.

Confluence

Archive pages in bulk

NEW THIS WEEK

For space admins on the premium plan, keeping your spaces tidy and up to date just got a lot easier with bulk archiving. You can archive up to 500 pages in a single action. Just look for Bulk Archive in your space’s side navigation to access the bulk archiving dashboard. Once in the dashboard, simply check the boxes next to the pages you want to archive and click the Archive button at the top.

Jira issue URLs are converted to smart links

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When you paste a Jira issue link into a Confluence page, the URL is converted to a smart link that displays the page icon and the page title. This works if the Jira and Confluence sites are linked or if they are both cloud versions.

Confluence mobile: Undo or redo what you've typed on iOS

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Made a mistake? (Don’t worry, we all do.) Now you’ll find convenient undo/redo buttons in the editor.

A simpler way to create content

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Create a new page with just one click. Browse or search for templates right in the editor or get straight to work on a blank page.

Improve the appearance of hyperlinks with Smart links and Smart cards

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You can use Smart links and Smart cards to make your links stand out while providing meaningful details that keep readers on your page. Learn more

Hiding the Like button on archived pages

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When you archive a page, you’re signaling to your team that this page is outdated or otherwise no longer relevant to current work. Since no one should be paying attention to or engaging with these pages, we’ve hidden the Like button so no new likes can be added.

You’ll still be able to see all likes the page accrued up until it was archived.

New loading experience for page buttons

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We've improved the loading experience of page buttons like the "Edit" pencil, the star, and Share so they don't move around while the page is loading.

Team Calendars has a new look

We gave Team Calendars a makeover! Just as before, you can access all your calendars and events and create new ones from the list, week, month, and timeline views. But now, you can do all that in a pretty, shiny new interface!

Archive all nested pages in one action

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Page archiving enters its next phase with nested archiving. For any page you archive, if it has any nested pages, you’ll have the option to include all of them with the original page selected. Pages archived together will maintain their visual hierarchy to preserve the context in which they were organized in the page tree.

You’ll have the same option to include all nested pages when restoring any page in the archive back to the page tree.

You can use nested archiving on the Premium plan.

Improvements to the people menu

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We’re gradually rolling out some tweaks to the People menu. The Invite your teammates button is now named Add people. You’ll find the button a little further up the menu.

When you add new users to Confluence from the Add People button, your site settings determine whether they’re invited or sent an access request.

Recommending pages to archive

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We’ve added a notification email that’ll recommend archiving pages excluded by a bulk archiving action.

With the ability to archive a page and all of its nested pages (a whole branch of the page tree), sometimes not all pages in the branch can be included. This happens when the archiver either doesn’t have permission to view a nested page or doesn’t have permission to archive a nested page, which results in these pages being left behind in the page tree.

If you created any of these “left behind” pages, we’ll let you know in the email and give you a quick way to archive them!

Edit comments in Confluence for iPhone

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You can now edit comments in Confluence, right from your iPhone or iPad.

Template previews in the editor

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You can preview templates in the editor before you select them. Just hover over the name of the template you’d like to see.

Page actions have been reorganized

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When you are viewing a page, there are a lot of things that you can see and do. The more important and useful actions are represented as icons at the top of the page. Actions that you use less frequently or those that are used by fewer people are tucked away in the More actions ( ••• ) menu. The actions available there have been reorganized into more logical sections — actions, key metadata, and advanced details.

The following actions were removed as their functionality was achieved elsewhere:

  • Restrictions — use the lock icon to the left of the Share button.
  • Link to this Page — continue to use the shortcut key k to launch the Link to this Page modal, copy the page link from the Share dialog box, or copy the URL from the browser.
  • View in hierarchy — use the space sidebar to navigate to Space Settings > Content Tools > Reorder pages where you can view all pages in the space and reorder them.

If your site contains third-party actions, those will be at the bottom.

Bulk archive up to 500 pages at a time

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To ensure Confluence performs at the highest level, we’ve limited the amount of pages you can bulk archive or bulk restore to 500 pages at a time. We hope to increase the limit soon!

Commenting on the mobile app has a new look (Android)

Commenting on Confluence Mobile has a fresh look. We've updated the look and feel for Like, Reply, and the overflow menu.

Confluence Premium: Bulk archive pages

For space admins on the premium plan, keeping your spaces tidy and up to date just got a lot easier with bulk archiving. You can archive up to 500 pages in a single action. Just look for Bulk Archive in your space’s sidebar to access the bulk archiving dashboard. Once in the dashboard, simply check the boxes next to the pages you want to archive and select the Archive button at the top.

Match the case when using find and replace

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When using find and replace, Confluence now gives you the option to match the text case – giving you even more control.

Find the right page by seeing more info at a glance

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Trying to find a specific page is hard when you remember some things about it but you don’t remember what it’s called. Searching for it might seem challenging. What if you could see the pages in your space differently?

Select Pages in your space sidebar to get a quick, high-level view of the freshest pages in the space with enough info about the pages to help you find the right one — like who created it, when it was updated last, and a snippet of the first few lines on the page. If you don’t see what you need initially, you can do some filtering and sorting to really hone in on the right pages.

Table of Contents macro includes elements in the heading

Regardless of which editor you use, the Table of Contents macro displays the additional information you add to your heading text, like emojis, mentions, statuses, or dates.

Delete pages and blogs with confidence

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Since deleting pages and blogs is an important decision, the experience has been updated to help you feel more confident. You’ll get more specific information about what will happen to the children of the page being deleted. A link to our product documentation was added to let you dig deeper into the details of the behavior. If your site provides the ability to archive pages, you’ll be presented with the opportunity to archive instead.

Modernized move page dialog

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Moving your published pages and blogs is an important decision. To help you feel more confident when doing this, the experience has been simplified and updated. A link to our product documentation was also added to support you in digging deeper into the details of the behavior.

Replacing the media picker with your system's file upload

ROLLING OUT

We're removing the media picker dialog, which appears when you click the Files and images button in Bitbucket Cloud, Confluence Cloud, and Jira Cloud products, and replacing it with your system’s built-in file upload dialog. We’ve observed that very few people use the media picker, with most people preferring to drag and drop or paste files onto pages and issues. You’ve also shared feedback with us that, in some cases, the media picker doesn’t work the way you’d like it to.

Importantly, you can still link to files from services like Dropbox and Google Drive. Paste a link on your page or issue and we’ll create a handy smart link to it so the latest version is always available.

You can read more about this change and leave feedback for the team in the Community post.

Bitbucket

Draft comments in pull requests

NEW THIS WEEK

Now, when you’re creating a new or editing an existing comment on a pull request and you click Cancel, your comment will be stored as a draft for 2 days.

Automatically merge a pull request when all checks pass

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Sometimes it can take a while to get all the builds and reviews required by pull request (PR) merge checks, so the PR author has to keep checking back to ensure all the checks pass in order to merge their changes. Now in the new pull request experience, the PR author or an admin can enable this feature to queue up a pending merge to be triggered automatically once all the merge checks have passed.

Bitbucket Pipelines Step Metrics

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Step metrics allows you to get visibility into your builds CPU and memory usage, and also provides you with memory usage warnings when your build is running. Learn more

Improvements & updates to Bitbucket webhooks

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Improvements

  • Extended webhook history - from 12 hours to 1 week
  • Improvements to the overall delivery of webhooks

End of support and feature removal

  • Webhooks that are larger than 256 KB will no longer be supported. This change may affect integrations that consume these webhooks.
  • The Resend request button has been removed.

Valid IP addresses for webhook delivery

To ensure Bitbucket webhooks are delivered successfully to the destination URLs you configured, add the IP address ranges we use for outgoing connections to the internet made on your behalf to your allow list. The exact list of IPs is in the Outgoing Connections section of the Atlassian cloud IP ranges and domains page.

Replacing the media picker with your system's file upload

ROLLING OUT

We're removing the media picker dialog, which appears when you click the Files and images button in Bitbucket Cloud, Confluence Cloud, and Jira Cloud products, and replacing it with your system’s built-in file upload dialog. We’ve observed that very few people use the media picker, with most people preferring to drag and drop or paste files onto pages and issues. You’ve also shared feedback with us that, in some cases, the media picker doesn’t work the way you’d like it to.

Importantly, you can still link to files from services like Dropbox and Google Drive. Paste a link on your page or issue and we’ll create a handy smart link to it so the latest version is always available.

You can read more about this change and leave feedback for the team in the Community post.

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