Changes to issues in your new JIRA experience

The new Jira experience changes how you view issues to make identifying and prioritizing your team's work faster and more meaningful.

Issue status colors

Color plays a large role in how teams scan and evaluate work. We expanded our color system to make it more flexible, comprehensive, and meaningful. 

For example, we've updated how issue statuses are displayed by default:

  •  Gray indicates generic status. It's used for to-do, unavailable, minor or not started issue statuses.
  •  Green indicates success and celebration. It's used for available, done, approved, resolved, added and other successful issues statuses.
  •  Red indicates where there's a problem or something needs immediate attention. It's used for error, declined, failed, removed and critical issue statuses.
  •  Blue indicates items that are being worked on. It's used for in progress, open, or modified issue statuses.
  •  Yellow indicates items that may need attention or are stalled. It's used for busy, blocked, missing, or warning statuses.


A new way to view and edit issues

We're rebuilding your Jira experience from the ground up, so you may see a different issue view in parts of your site.

What you'll see in the new issue view

Click an issue from your board to open it in a dialog. Click any field you see, and edit it inline.

We've also simplified the issue view by grouping key actions together. Here's an example of what you'll see:

We're continuing to improve the new issue view, and we'd love to get your feedback. If you have something to share, click Give feedback and let us know what you think.

We know Jira Software users use a lot of fields in the issue view. If the new view doesn't have exactly what you need for now, you can turn it off in your profile. To turn off this view:

  1. Select your avatar and choose Profile.
  2. Turn off the Issue detail view toggle under Labs.

Last modified on Sep 12, 2017

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