I would also like to chime in with
"You removed what?"
Really? You removed the ability to manage watchers from a JIRA task.
I'd liked to have been at the meeting where that decision was made.
The "official" response is to use the "Old View"
I expect better from Atlassian.
You must have both permissions below on your project to be able to see and manage other watchers in the issues:
View Voters and Watchers
To properly check/add these permissions to your users, you can navigate to Project Settings > Permissions
Can you please provide us screenshots displaying where you are able to set new watchers using the old view and where you would expect to set the field in the new view?
The New JIRA view has been updated recently, so I would like to have more context to know how it is currently displaying in your JIRA Version.
The old JIRA view - Here I can click on the blue button next to watchers to see the list of all 12 watchers. Within the list I can highlight and click the trashcan to remove user. Or add new users at the top.
These screen shots are from the exact same ticket - just old view vs. new view.
Let me know if you need more info.
Sorry for my delay.
Indeed, it seems there is no way to manage watchers in the new issue view as you mentioned.
As you can see on in this Post, this is something we plan to support in the near future, however, if the new design currently doesn't meet your needs, you can go back to the old view by clicking "See the old view" in the top right or by switching the feature off in your user profile (click the ••• on the issue and click "Turn off new view").
Thanks for including that other ticket link. I'm glad we aren't the only company struggling with the limitations of this new view. We have teams that are wanting to leave JIRA and purchase another product due to these changes.
I really hope the ability to click on the old view is not removed anytime soon.
There is no way to manage watchers, neither in the new View, neither in the old View:
(I am the global admin, so permissions should not be a problem)
We need this feature back. It is imperative. This is one of the main reasons that we bought the subscription for all team members. It is 2019 and I've seen post since April 2018, this is completely unacceptable.
Rogelio I'm still going back to "Old View" in order to set up watchers for new JIRA tasks entered in the "New View". It works just fine but it is a PITA.
I'm looking into "Roles" for assigning a number of users who always should be assigned to a new JIRA. A workaround at best.
As someone who has watched JIRA evolve over the last 3-4 years, I'm disappointed in the direction this fine product has taken. I have written many extensions and interfaces using both the API and the CData ODBC driver for JIRA. These were for functionality that JIRA never had, now I'm writing them for things JIRA used to have.
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