Hello @Divya Krishnan
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You can add other users as watchers in the new issue view by performing the steps below:
- Click on the watcher icon
- Click on + Add Watchers
Just make sure you have the following permissions to add other users:
1 - Manage Watchers Permission
- Logged as the project admin, navigate to your project > Project Settings > Permissions > Permission Helper
- Make sure your user is added to the Manage Watchers Permission
2 - Browse Users permission
- Logged as a site-Administrator, navigate to JIRA Settings > System > Global Permissions and check if your user is added to the Browse Users permission
Let me know if this information helps.
Hi @Divya Krishnan - The 'Add Watcher' feature that existed in the old view is not present in the new view. Here are a couple of Community threads where members from the Atlassian team have commented on this topic -
I was trying to look for the open Atlassian ticket, tracking this request, but couldn't find one.
Actually, the ability to add other watchers in the New Jira UI was implemented in February of this year:
If you are also looking for this feature, please refer to the steps described below to use it.
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