Before the new issue view was implemented I was able to add simple emoticons using the wiki markup . (?)> (?)> (y)>
The new issue view unfortunately escapes all of the markup that previously worked and the WYSIWYG toolbar does not allow for adding emojis either. The emoticons are quite useful to me to indicate quickly what acceptance Criteria have been met or haven't been met.
I see the wiki renderer still supports the emoticons because I can add them in the old detail view where they are carried over to the new view.
Is there any simple way of adding emoticons in the new issue view?
Thank you in advance.
For jira cloud make sure you have the New Jira issue view enabled. To enable it, click on your Avatar > Personal settings and scroll down to where you see 'Jira labs', make sure the new Jira Issue view is ticked ON.
I also noticed the new 'emoji' icon in the text-editor which you can use to select an emoji instead of the colon markup (":<emoji_name>:")
I also don't see this available on my of my Jira Cloud boards (Next Gen or otherwise). Jira Labs is enabled, but the only way I see to create emojis in issues is upon creation via the toolbar, and when it's entered into the description it's still using the ( ) formatting. Emojis are still not working on comments in any capacity.
I have the new issue view enabled on our Jira Software Cloud instance
in previous versions, I could copy the markup code for an emoticon from Confluence to Jira
example: (+) for the plus icon, (-) for the minus icon
now in Jira Comments section, if I do that, it just displays the markup (+)
I then tried the newer style of markup
:minus: for minus icon
if I manually type that in the comments section it displays the icon
if I copy and paste the markup code as plain text from notepad++, it just displays the literal text instead of converting it to an icon
is there any way to paste text from the clipboard into a Jira comment that will allow icons to be displayed?
Hey @Rondo_Lehner – at the moment this isn't possible. But I can share with you that this functionality will be available very soon.
Keep an eye out for a new emoji picker icon that will appear in the new WYSIWYG editor, that can be used to insert any unicode supported emoji.
Hope this helps!
it would really help us to see this functionality added to issues in Jira cloud. Specifically it would be helpful to be able to use them in comments. They are a handy way to visually validate acceptance criteria when testing. This saves developers from reading the entire comment to see what needs addressing
Almost one year now for a feature "that ... will be available very soon."
I'm watching several tickets and I don't have the feeling that Atlassian is still able to react to regular users - they have grown too much. I lost hope long time ago that Atlassian will be able to ship features in an agile way like they did 10-15 years ago.
This is working just fine now for me on Jira cloud. I tried the space then : approach at first( like :exclamation: ) but then I realized for both the description field and comment fields there is now an emoji icon I can click to get to hundreds of them! Thanks Jira! I missed these like icons! :)
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