How to delete a label in Jira

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To completely delete a label from a JIRA instance, the label must be first removed from all the issues in that instance. Once it is removed from all issues, it will no longer be seen when browsing a labels.

If the label is still showing as a suggestion after you seemingly removed from all issues it means you might not have visibility to all issues with it.

How do I bulk-remove a label?

If you are using JIRA Cloud applications, you can search for a label and perform a bulk edit operation (see Editing multiple issues) to remove it. 

Both Cloud and Server application users can also watch the following feature request for improved label management in JIRA applications:  JRA-33672 - Getting issue details... STATUS .

Last modified on Jul 21, 2021

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