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When we implemented the beta of Jira Product Discovery we took a few shortcuts technically speaking - the dreaded technical debt! - and we're now cleaning house. As part of this there we'll sometimes need to retire features that have very low usage but are costly to maintain.
Today's post is about one of them: the ability to create custom descriptions for fields.
Today the system allows you to create custom descriptions for any field, including fields that are built in Jira (not only Jira Product Discovery) and don't support this in the rest of Jira:
We have checked and less than 0.1% of fields of this type have a custom description in the system today. So to keep things simple we're going to retire the ability to change them.
In a couple of weeks you won't be able to edit them anymore, and they will be replaced by the descriptions provided above. Don't worry though! Custom descriptions for all custom fields (the ones you create yourselves) won't be impacted. You'll still be able to edit them. It really only applies to the fields explicitly listed above.
Update: this change was inadvertently turned on before we communicated it to you, our apologies! It's back on for now to give you a chance to copy the data somewhere else if you use this feature.