How to Turn Off Autowatch feature Globally.

Following the release of JIRA 5.0.3, the Autowatch feature is implemented whereby the user who are created an issue or commenting on issue will be added as Watcher automatically.

Sometimes, users does not want to receive notification on every commented issue and the only way to disable Autowatch feature is  updating the Preferences in their User Profile. This can be a challenge if the JIRA Administrator need to modify the preferences for many users. It is also not effective for every user to update it by themselves.

Since JIRA 5.2.2 , Autowatch can be globally disable via:

  • Administration > User Management > User Preferences > Edit default values > Default Autowatch

Related Release Notes for this feature:

JIRA 6.0.8 User Preferences Page

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