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How can I "favorite" a Bitbucket repo or project?

We've moved from GitHub to Bitbucket Cloud, and there's a feature I can't seem to find an equivalent of. In GitHub, I can star a repo, and then view all of my starred repos under my profile.

We're using BB as a team, and most of our repos are private and owned by the team, but there are a few public repos (not ours) that I'd like to be able to easily find, like the one owned by Atlassian that contains all of the sample Pipelines/Pipes.

I can see that I can download, clone, or fork it, but none of those are really what I want. I'm just looking for a way to mark it as one I'm interested in. Am I missing this feature, or does it not exist? 

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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Apr 16, 2019

There is no favorite or star function, but you can watch a repository. In your example of Atlassian's Pipelines/Pipe repository, if you go to the overview page of it you can click on Watch and it will show up under Your work.

Thanks. It's kind of messy, because there's no indication that it's not one of our company repos, and if the list gets too long it takes multiple clicks to find, but I guess it'll do.

Seems like Atlassian missed out on a pretty simple feature to implement, and I'm betting a lot of customers who are used to GitHub are going to really miss it.

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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Apr 16, 2019

I agree with you. I did a quick search in the issue tracker for Bitbucket but was not able to find a feature request for it (only found one for Bitbucket Server, BSERV-11158), so I would recommend that you add one for Bitbucket Cloud.

Thanks; I created a request.

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Where is "Watch"?

@Endolith 

Found it. If you click on the ellipsis (...) button in the top right near the Clone button and choose Notification Settings you'll get an option to watch the repo.

 

They did a pretty great job of hiding it though.

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(prepare to smile)

If you want to watch all of your watched repos you need:

1) click "Your profile and settings" button at bottom left and choose "Personal settings" item;

2) then on "Personal settings" page click on "Notifications" item at "General" section;

3) next click "Manage" button near the "Repositories" item at "You are watching" section - BINGO!) finally you are at the "Watched repositories".

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The URL I end up at after following the steps in the previous comment is…

https://bitbucket.org/account/settings/watched/repositories/

It probably works for most people.

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