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Add a watcher from specific group


Hi, Alex is here.

Is it possible to add a watcher to an issue automatically, from a specific group, like I can assign an issue to a group of users.

I only know how to add the exact user, but I need to add group with users.

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bmccoy Atlassian Team Aug 18, 2022


Not sure if someone can come up with a fancy workaround for you.  But we do have a feature request open for this which I've added a vote on your behalf


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Hi @Alex Baker ,

both watchers and assignee is a user picker field, it means that you can add multiple specific users as watcher and a single user as assignee (JIRA doesn't allow to assign an issue to a group).

Hope this helps,


I mean that I can assign a user from group, not the group of users, like on this screenshot12413423.png

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