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've updated how issue statuses are displayed by default:

  • – Gray means work hasn't started on an issue, and is used for any status in the to do category.
  •  – Blue is for statuses that indicate the issue is in progress, so it's being worked on in some capacity.
  •  – Green signifies success and celebration, and is used for statuses in the done category when work is complete or an issue is closed.


A new way to view and edit issues

We're rebuilding your Jira experience from the ground up, so you'll see a new issue view when you open issues from a board.

What's in the new issue view?

Select an issue on a board and it opens in a dialog rather than a new tab. From there you can update (add attachments, add issue links, comment), watch, and transition the issue. Edit any field you see, and get right back to your board.

We've also simplified the issue view by grouping key actions together. Here's an example:

  1. Quick add buttons: Add attachments, subtasks, linked issues, and content from Atlassian Marketplace apps.
  2. Watch and more actions: Watch the issue, and perform other issue actions like move and clone.
  3. Transition issues: Quickly get from to-do to done, and any status or workflow step in between.
  4. Show more issue details: Reveal all issue fields, including fields that don't yet have values.

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.

For more detailed information, and to be notified when there are updates, head over to The new Jira issue view.

Last modified on May 23, 2018

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